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Delinquent- A Fundraising Feature Film

Delinquent- A Fundraising Feature Film

“When Peter, an ordinary quiet school boy arrives at his new school, he swiftly falls in with a group of friends. This is until Paige, the outgoing and self-professed leader of the group displays her blatant dislike for the more shy and timid character of Devyn for him to see. Peter has hesitations, but before he knows it they are stuck together on a camping trip. Despite Paige and Devyn’s previous connections, conflict between them is unavoidable, causing further rifts between other members of the group. The accumulating teenage emotions clash and flare, ending in a nightmare”

Delinquent, an exclusively student led fundraising film under production since June 2013, will make its world premiere on the 17th October at the UOCE Auditorium. After many months of voluntary pre and post production work by students from five High Schools around Dunedin Delinquent is ready to be screened to the public. Dreamt up by myself, Koon Chakhatrakan and working alongside Liam Tompkins and Paul Blondell, this independent project will help donate funds to five local and national charities; NZ Red Cross, Otago SPCA, The Salvation Army, St John and The Otago Community Hospice.

This film, contributed to by over 50 students across John McGlashan College, Columba College, St Hilda’s Collegiate School, Bayfield High School and Kings High School deals with frequent dilemmas present through adolescent life such as alcohol use, drugs, bullying, depression and friendships. Collectively the cast and crew have invested over one thousand hours of their own time, to make Delinquent a reality. The film will be first made available to the public on the 17th of October, at the World Premiere. This event will act as the ‘moment of truth’ for all the members of Shadowlight Studios cast and crew. Here the Shadowlight team hopes to achieve their primary goal of raising money to make a difference to the selected charities mentioned previously. However, we are unable to achieve this without the support of the Dunedin community, hence the team at Shadowlight send an invitation to join them on the 17th of October, for a night of entertainment including live-music and a screening of Delinquent.

Other projects of Shadowlight Studios include major school events of John McGlashan College, but most notably is the participation and achievement of first place in the National Gigatown Schools Video Contest. For this the Shadowlight team won John McGlashan College 10 GoPros and $2500 worth of technology equipment, as well as 300,000 points for Dunedin in the Gigatown competition which secured Dunedin in second place for the second to last round. This premiere is also acting as the three aforementioned students McGlashan Challenge, which is a formidable task to take on. What is special about this challenge at John McGlashan is the originality and contrast to normal challenges, avoiding the physical endurance aspect that most challenges take, and taking on a creative, albeit a more time consuming task.


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