O&K is running a crowdfunding campaign through NZ-based platform, PledgeMe, to help raise the $20,000 critically needed for post production.
We've done the hardest part already; developed a completely original story, written 8 drafts of a screenplay and beaten 75 other applicants to receive a micro-budget production funding grant from the New Zealand Film Commission, and we're in production already. Yay for us! We are shooting for the entire month of July on location on beautiful Waiheke Island, just off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand Film Commission’s Escalator scheme - $250,000!
Random Films have invested another $50,000, and they’re partnering with us to produce the behind the scenes videos, so you get to see exactly how this film is made!
Dozens of local sponsors on the island (including SeaLink, Jucy, The Oyster Inn, Kina & Stay Waiheke) are moving, housing and feeding the crew and supplying them with lots of desperately needed coffee.
We’re being joined by a whole host of A-List crew members who are working for next to nothing to help us make Orphans & Kingdoms a reality – all because they believe in the story we want to tell. This includes:
+ Philippa Campbell, Executive Producer (Top of the Lake, Black Sheep, Rain)
+ Simon Raby, Cinematographer (Lord of the Rings, District 9)
+ Cushla Dillon, Editor (Shihad: Beautiful Machine, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives)
+ Colin Moy (In My Fathers Den, Spartacus, Shortland Street)
+ many other talented people
We're taking a big risk with this film and we're throwing all that investment 'at the screen,' which means that if we don't get a little more money, from you, no one will ever see it. And that would be a shame 'cos it's going to be a beauty!
We have big plans for this little film, like an international premiere at an A-List festival such as Cannes or Sundance but to do that we'll need these:
$14,000 for a Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Audio Mix.
$6,000 for a DCP (Digital Cinema Package), which is all the finished audio and video wrapped up in a snazzy little bundle so that cinemas all around the world can project it, along with your name in the credits.
To be perfectly honest we need a whole lot more than this to get it finished just how we really want it, but $20k will get us over the line.
If you'd like to help us out, or simply read more, head HERE to check out our PledgeMe Campaign!
Fraser, Paolo & the O&K Whanau