Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Wellington Filmmakers Aim High with International Production

Wellington Filmmakers Aim High with International Production

On July 1st, principal photography wrapped on the Wellington segment of an international short film. The film is being shot in a number of locations across America, New Zealand and the Netherlands. The New Zealand team was led by Victoria University student Jonathan Mines. “We are working with no budget,” said the director “but thankfully our (skeleton) crew is a talented and dedicated one.”

The team had a strong student influence, starring Victoria University’s Aimee smith as an obsessive physics student. Trent Williams (Victoria University) teamed up with Isauro Torres (graduate of the New Zealand Film and Television School) on sound. Recent Yoobee graduate and cinematographer Max McGreggor worked with lighting grip Femke Schouten. Niamh King (teacher) doubled as assistant director and script supervisor, and the set was designed by Helen Brasting (executive director of the charity “Film for Change”).

Scriptwriter Nick Hilton (writer-director of successfully crowd-funded 2013 feature “Flight of the Flamingo”) proposed the project to the online filmmaking community IndieTalk, where it was met with enthusiasm for its unique and ambitious nature. Mines found that “the exciting (and challenging) thing with this project is bringing together a range of styles and ideas from all around the world in a coherent way.” The film explores the global reaction to a viral UFO video. “It surveys the human response to ‘alien’ (not just of the extra-terrestrial kind) encounters” said Mines.

The project is being completed on no budget, and being filmed in the Netherlands, New Zealand, and several locations in America. The New Zealand and Dutch teams have finished shooting, with the U.S. teams schedules to complete their scenes in the coming weeks. The project, currently working under the temporary title “Global Movie XP 2014,” will be entered in a number of international film festivals.

The project’s progress can be followed at http://globalmoviexp.blogspot.co.nz/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news