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Gone Curling...

Project 2012-03-03 22:01:57 +1300

curated

Collab Project with DocEdge

Set up in 2004, The Documentary New Zealand Trust is a non-profit organisation promoting documentary filmmaking and advocating opportunities for New Zealand documentary filmmakers. Its signature events are an international film festival and a industry event. The Documentary New Zealand Trust brings new business and filmic opportunities and great exposure to New Zealand and is committed to making the Festival and the Forum the biggest such event in the Southern Hemisphere.

"destine to become a Cult Ciwi Classic!! "
Pauli Piper Ledingham

We are first time documentary filmmakers and we need your support to get our film seen across the globe! We will use the money raised to follow Gone Curling... to the festivals it is accepted into and to promote the film while we are there.

Our first stop the Edinburgh Film Festival!

Why? Because film festivals offer film makers a prestigious opportunity to talk about their film and what they went through making it. It gives us a chance to meet other filmmakers and discuss future collaborations, innovative ideas and our passion for telling better stories.

Film festivals present opportunities to land distribution deals. This means more NZ films for the world to see. If a film isn’t sold within six to 12 months, it is considered ‘old’. So we only have a SHORT TIME to get it seen by the right people.

A film about curling, what were you thinking?

Our film Gone Curling… was made in collaboration with Natural History New Zealand and the Otago University as part of our Masters in Science Communication. We chose curling because it is a sport fused in Scottish heritage, close knit community and bizarre protocol, it is shrouded in secrecy because of its roots in Free Masonry and it attracts only the most colourful of character. Somewhere in there is an educational science element as well, we promise.

The film will be promoting Otago over in Edinburgh, Canada and Korea as it hits the festival circuits. "We hope that countries that are proud supporters of indoor ice curling will delight in learning about the game's roots,” says director and cinematographer Rachael Patching. But this film is not just for the keen curlers of the world. The film gently addresses climate-change issues, and the effect warming weather patterns have on small communities that rely heavily on winter for recreation when winters are too hard for working, and for the very social values that keep people bound together. The film is light-hearted and its cinematic grandeur does justice to the stunning Otago region.

We wouldn’t be doing it if the film wasn’t great!

Gone Curling has already been invited to screen at the 2012 Documentary Edge and Reel Earth Film Festivals  in New Zealand. So clearly we are not the only ones that love our film. Please help us share it with the world.

Rachael Patching & Roland Kahurungi



FINE PRINT

Naseby trips must happen during mid June to end of July. This is because it is the only time of year Naseby is likely to have a hard enough frost to freeze the ice. If for some reason the curling ponds haven’t frozen when you arrive you can still have the same experience but on the man made out door rink. (Not the plastic ice)

 

If Gone Curling does not make it into the Edinburgh Film Festival the money raised will go to promoting the film in other film festivals such as Toronto. The aim is to participate in the festivals and follow our film wherever it goes.

 

If something happens to Sean Becker like he gets asked to teach the Japanese women’s curling champs and has to leave NZ, Jock or Ken will be more than happy to have a couple of whisky’s and throw a few stones with you.

Comments

Updates 11

yeha

02/06/2012 at 1:17 AM

We are almost there! thank you all so much for your support.

Rachael and Roland

Radio live interview with Graeme Hill

27/05/2012 at 6:11 AM

Radio live interview with Graeme Hill
 
http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Gone-Curling-Director-Rachael-Patching/tabid/506/articleID/28254/Default.aspx
 


news and awards

24/05/2012 at 7:29 AM

Well our film 'Gone Curling' is doing tremendously well ! with a 100 percent award rate for entered festivals.  'best New Zealand short film' award (Documentary Edge Film Festival) and 'best emerging talent' (Reel Earth Film Festival)

We still have two more screenings of the film in Wellington and we would like as many people to come along to it as possible- So if you have friends in Wellington tell them to get along for a great wee story about a the remarkable people of Central.

Our Pledge Me campaign has taken a massive jump up, raising over $18,000 toward our goal of $21,000.

With only 19 days left until it closes we need your help to push it over the line. Please encourage your friends and families to pledge their support. It is a worthwhile cause to promote New Zealand film abroad and reach broader audiences. Prizes include a trip to Naseby and a chance to curl on natural ice with the stars. You will be treated like Scottish Royalty and make life long connections with the community as we have. We know how the curlers like to celebrate so the Old Doctors Residents has kindly offered their luxury B&B for you and a friend.

Remember that if we do not make our target in 19 days then we loose all the money we have raised so far.



Please direct you friends and colleges here to watch the trailer and pledge their support
www.pledgeme.co.nz/?gonecurling


Thank you again and if you have any questions please get in touch

Rachael Patching and Roland Kahurungi



Wellington

Mon 28/5 5.00pm

Sat 2/6 11.30am

Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay

BUY TICKETS NOW

17/04/2012 at 10:36 AM

Auckland
Fri 27/4 5.45pm 
Sat 12/5 11.15am
Wellington
Fri 18/5 5.30pm 
Mon 28/5 5.00pm 
Sat 2/6 11.30am
Event Cinemas Newmarket (Q&A) 
Event Cinemas Newmarket
Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay

Here is the link to the film’s page on the Festival’s website:
BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE
http://www.documentaryedge.org.nz/2012/ak/film/gone-curling-

Screening in Auckland

Fri 27 Apr
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
5:45pm Event Cinemas Newmarket Book 
Sat 12 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
11:15am Event Cinemas Newmarket Book 


Gone Curling in GIRLY MAG

09/04/2012 at 10:51 AM

M2Womens Magazine will be running an article on us for their online issue. You can win tickets to our film!

They made us a Radio AD!

17/04/2012 at 10:09 AM

Radio one had made us an ad ! go Radio One.

It should be playing on in the Maniototo as well thanks to Amie Pont (one of the most lovely, community minded and bloody good fun chics I know)

Rachael on the Radio

03/04/2012 at 11:13 AM


Here's a link to a podcast of the interview: <a href='http://www.accessradio.org/media/ondemand/play.asx?_uid=1332974192-493-13' title='Play Episode'>Play Episode</a>

 

If you're a Mac user, you'll need to visit the website www.oar.org.nz

 

Click on the podcast tab

 

Select the 'browse by name or category' button and choose Oarsome Morning Show from the list

 

That will bring up a full list of podcasts from the show.

 

Select Rachael Patching and hit the download icon as opposed to the speaker icon.

 

The interview will download and open up in iTunes.

13,000 curlers in Scotland will know about Gone Curling

03/04/2012 at 11:11 AM

a note from Stuart McLean from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club

http://www.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/

I just wanted to let you know that I will be including a story on the film based on the details and photo you provided, in our member e-magazine which is available to our membership of over 13,000 curlers in Scotland (current email distribution of 7,000) and published monthly.

Women in Film and Television

03/04/2012 at 11:08 AM

WIFT is excited to get behind Gone Curling. Keep and eye out for their film festival give aways including tickets to see Gone Curling alongside some fantastic short films.

If you are in the film industry and havent joined WIFT DO IT!

WIFT NZ, Women in Film and Television Incorporated, is an organisation with over 590 members working in film, television and associated industries which works to support growth and sustainability in the screen industries with a particular emphasis on equal opportunity and participation for women. 


The Old Doctor’s Residence

03/04/2012 at 11:02 AM

The Old Doctor’s Residence, winner of  the Central Otago Tourism Award 2010, has offered their beautiful bed and breakfast as accommodation for our Explore Otago Pack pledgers.


Check them out on

 

http://www.olddoctorsresidence.co.nz/


There are only 14 left and it is the best $900 bucks you will spend!

EZYPRINT

03/04/2012 at 10:57 AM

Thanks EZYPRINT for your generous contribution to our promotional needs. as always your quality was A+ (all those curling cards you have seen... they are from Ezy Print)

http://www.ezyprintsolutions.co.nz/

    Pledgers 90

    GAry Hill
    2012-06-12 13:07:50 +1200
    Lindsay Stevens
    2012-06-12 09:22:26 +1200
    Bob Cowan
    2012-06-11 20:06:17 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-11 18:42:16 +1200
    ray & debbie francis
    2012-06-11 15:15:28 +1200
    Julia Bellamy
    2012-06-11 13:55:48 +1200
    Will Stew
    2012-06-11 12:57:12 +1200
    Allan Baddock
    2012-06-11 12:00:08 +1200
    Adam Thompson
    2012-06-11 08:57:25 +1200
    Abbey Shortus
    2012-06-11 08:48:16 +1200
    Linda Farley
    2012-06-09 15:06:23 +1200
    Leanne and Brent Mayhew
    2012-06-09 13:39:47 +1200
    Lucienne Langille
    2012-06-08 21:20:27 +1200
    Janice Mori
    2012-06-08 17:25:44 +1200
    Ruth Patching
    2012-06-07 11:08:04 +1200
    Meg Christie
    2012-06-05 20:55:48 +1200
    Steve Petty
    2012-06-05 20:05:11 +1200
    Rachael Patching & Roland Kahurungi
    2012-06-02 13:07:22 +1200
    Mark Russell
    2012-06-02 13:03:33 +1200
    justine
    2012-06-02 13:00:13 +1200
    Graphic Design Council Ltd
    2012-06-02 10:06:18 +1200
    Mariusz Nowostawski
    2012-06-01 11:02:48 +1200
    Jean Fleming
    2012-05-31 16:49:57 +1200
    Michelle Harnett
    2012-05-30 08:08:51 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-29 13:23:44 +1200
    Michael Schifferli
    2012-05-29 08:44:34 +1200
    Alan Chalmers
    2012-05-28 22:31:48 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-27 21:21:12 +1200
    Lauris Eddy
    2012-05-27 12:27:40 +1200
    Julie Tsamoutales
    2012-05-26 01:36:27 +1200

    Followers

    Followers of Gone Curling...

    Gone Curling...

    Project 2012-03-03 22:01:57 +1300

    curated

    Collab Project with DocEdge

    Set up in 2004, The Documentary New Zealand Trust is a non-profit organisation promoting documentary filmmaking and advocating opportunities for New Zealand documentary filmmakers. Its signature events are an international film festival and a industry event. The Documentary New Zealand Trust brings new business and filmic opportunities and great exposure to New Zealand and is committed to making the Festival and the Forum the biggest such event in the Southern Hemisphere.

    "destine to become a Cult Ciwi Classic!! "
    Pauli Piper Ledingham

    We are first time documentary filmmakers and we need your support to get our film seen across the globe! We will use the money raised to follow Gone Curling... to the festivals it is accepted into and to promote the film while we are there.

    Our first stop the Edinburgh Film Festival!

    Why? Because film festivals offer film makers a prestigious opportunity to talk about their film and what they went through making it. It gives us a chance to meet other filmmakers and discuss future collaborations, innovative ideas and our passion for telling better stories.

    Film festivals present opportunities to land distribution deals. This means more NZ films for the world to see. If a film isn’t sold within six to 12 months, it is considered ‘old’. So we only have a SHORT TIME to get it seen by the right people.

    A film about curling, what were you thinking?

    Our film Gone Curling… was made in collaboration with Natural History New Zealand and the Otago University as part of our Masters in Science Communication. We chose curling because it is a sport fused in Scottish heritage, close knit community and bizarre protocol, it is shrouded in secrecy because of its roots in Free Masonry and it attracts only the most colourful of character. Somewhere in there is an educational science element as well, we promise.

    The film will be promoting Otago over in Edinburgh, Canada and Korea as it hits the festival circuits. "We hope that countries that are proud supporters of indoor ice curling will delight in learning about the game's roots,” says director and cinematographer Rachael Patching. But this film is not just for the keen curlers of the world. The film gently addresses climate-change issues, and the effect warming weather patterns have on small communities that rely heavily on winter for recreation when winters are too hard for working, and for the very social values that keep people bound together. The film is light-hearted and its cinematic grandeur does justice to the stunning Otago region.

    We wouldn’t be doing it if the film wasn’t great!

    Gone Curling has already been invited to screen at the 2012 Documentary Edge and Reel Earth Film Festivals  in New Zealand. So clearly we are not the only ones that love our film. Please help us share it with the world.

    Rachael Patching & Roland Kahurungi



    FINE PRINT

    Naseby trips must happen during mid June to end of July. This is because it is the only time of year Naseby is likely to have a hard enough frost to freeze the ice. If for some reason the curling ponds haven’t frozen when you arrive you can still have the same experience but on the man made out door rink. (Not the plastic ice)

     

    If Gone Curling does not make it into the Edinburgh Film Festival the money raised will go to promoting the film in other film festivals such as Toronto. The aim is to participate in the festivals and follow our film wherever it goes.

     

    If something happens to Sean Becker like he gets asked to teach the Japanese women’s curling champs and has to leave NZ, Jock or Ken will be more than happy to have a couple of whisky’s and throw a few stones with you.

    Comments

    yeha

    02/06/2012 at 1:17 AM

    We are almost there! thank you all so much for your support.

    Rachael and Roland

    Radio live interview with Graeme Hill

    27/05/2012 at 6:11 AM

    Radio live interview with Graeme Hill
     
    http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Gone-Curling-Director-Rachael-Patching/tabid/506/articleID/28254/Default.aspx
     


    news and awards

    24/05/2012 at 7:29 AM

    Well our film 'Gone Curling' is doing tremendously well ! with a 100 percent award rate for entered festivals.  'best New Zealand short film' award (Documentary Edge Film Festival) and 'best emerging talent' (Reel Earth Film Festival)

    We still have two more screenings of the film in Wellington and we would like as many people to come along to it as possible- So if you have friends in Wellington tell them to get along for a great wee story about a the remarkable people of Central.

    Our Pledge Me campaign has taken a massive jump up, raising over $18,000 toward our goal of $21,000.

    With only 19 days left until it closes we need your help to push it over the line. Please encourage your friends and families to pledge their support. It is a worthwhile cause to promote New Zealand film abroad and reach broader audiences. Prizes include a trip to Naseby and a chance to curl on natural ice with the stars. You will be treated like Scottish Royalty and make life long connections with the community as we have. We know how the curlers like to celebrate so the Old Doctors Residents has kindly offered their luxury B&B for you and a friend.

    Remember that if we do not make our target in 19 days then we loose all the money we have raised so far.



    Please direct you friends and colleges here to watch the trailer and pledge their support
    www.pledgeme.co.nz/?gonecurling


    Thank you again and if you have any questions please get in touch

    Rachael Patching and Roland Kahurungi



    Wellington

    Mon 28/5 5.00pm

    Sat 2/6 11.30am

    Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay

    BUY TICKETS NOW

    17/04/2012 at 10:36 AM

    Auckland
    Fri 27/4 5.45pm 
    Sat 12/5 11.15am
    Wellington
    Fri 18/5 5.30pm 
    Mon 28/5 5.00pm 
    Sat 2/6 11.30am
    Event Cinemas Newmarket (Q&A) 
    Event Cinemas Newmarket
    Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay

    Here is the link to the film’s page on the Festival’s website:
    BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE
    http://www.documentaryedge.org.nz/2012/ak/film/gone-curling-

    Screening in Auckland

    Fri 27 Apr
    Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
    5:45pm Event Cinemas Newmarket Book 
    Sat 12 May
    Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
    11:15am Event Cinemas Newmarket Book 


    Gone Curling in GIRLY MAG

    09/04/2012 at 10:51 AM

    M2Womens Magazine will be running an article on us for their online issue. You can win tickets to our film!

    They made us a Radio AD!

    17/04/2012 at 10:09 AM

    Radio one had made us an ad ! go Radio One.

    It should be playing on in the Maniototo as well thanks to Amie Pont (one of the most lovely, community minded and bloody good fun chics I know)

    Rachael on the Radio

    03/04/2012 at 11:13 AM


    Here's a link to a podcast of the interview: <a href='http://www.accessradio.org/media/ondemand/play.asx?_uid=1332974192-493-13' title='Play Episode'>Play Episode</a>

     

    If you're a Mac user, you'll need to visit the website www.oar.org.nz

     

    Click on the podcast tab

     

    Select the 'browse by name or category' button and choose Oarsome Morning Show from the list

     

    That will bring up a full list of podcasts from the show.

     

    Select Rachael Patching and hit the download icon as opposed to the speaker icon.

     

    The interview will download and open up in iTunes.

    13,000 curlers in Scotland will know about Gone Curling

    03/04/2012 at 11:11 AM

    a note from Stuart McLean from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club

    http://www.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/

    I just wanted to let you know that I will be including a story on the film based on the details and photo you provided, in our member e-magazine which is available to our membership of over 13,000 curlers in Scotland (current email distribution of 7,000) and published monthly.

    Women in Film and Television

    03/04/2012 at 11:08 AM

    WIFT is excited to get behind Gone Curling. Keep and eye out for their film festival give aways including tickets to see Gone Curling alongside some fantastic short films.

    If you are in the film industry and havent joined WIFT DO IT!

    WIFT NZ, Women in Film and Television Incorporated, is an organisation with over 590 members working in film, television and associated industries which works to support growth and sustainability in the screen industries with a particular emphasis on equal opportunity and participation for women. 


    The Old Doctor’s Residence

    03/04/2012 at 11:02 AM

    The Old Doctor’s Residence, winner of  the Central Otago Tourism Award 2010, has offered their beautiful bed and breakfast as accommodation for our Explore Otago Pack pledgers.


    Check them out on

     

    http://www.olddoctorsresidence.co.nz/


    There are only 14 left and it is the best $900 bucks you will spend!

    EZYPRINT

    03/04/2012 at 10:57 AM

    Thanks EZYPRINT for your generous contribution to our promotional needs. as always your quality was A+ (all those curling cards you have seen... they are from Ezy Print)

    http://www.ezyprintsolutions.co.nz/
      GAry Hill
      2012-06-12 13:07:50 +1200
      Lindsay Stevens
      2012-06-12 09:22:26 +1200
      Bob Cowan
      2012-06-11 20:06:17 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-11 18:42:16 +1200
      ray & debbie francis
      2012-06-11 15:15:28 +1200
      Julia Bellamy
      2012-06-11 13:55:48 +1200
      Will Stew
      2012-06-11 12:57:12 +1200
      Allan Baddock
      2012-06-11 12:00:08 +1200
      Adam Thompson
      2012-06-11 08:57:25 +1200
      Abbey Shortus
      2012-06-11 08:48:16 +1200
      Linda Farley
      2012-06-09 15:06:23 +1200
      Leanne and Brent Mayhew
      2012-06-09 13:39:47 +1200
      Lucienne Langille
      2012-06-08 21:20:27 +1200
      Janice Mori
      2012-06-08 17:25:44 +1200
      Ruth Patching
      2012-06-07 11:08:04 +1200
      Meg Christie
      2012-06-05 20:55:48 +1200
      Steve Petty
      2012-06-05 20:05:11 +1200
      Rachael Patching & Roland Kahurungi
      2012-06-02 13:07:22 +1200
      Mark Russell
      2012-06-02 13:03:33 +1200
      justine
      2012-06-02 13:00:13 +1200
      Graphic Design Council Ltd
      2012-06-02 10:06:18 +1200
      Mariusz Nowostawski
      2012-06-01 11:02:48 +1200
      Jean Fleming
      2012-05-31 16:49:57 +1200
      Michelle Harnett
      2012-05-30 08:08:51 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-29 13:23:44 +1200
      Michael Schifferli
      2012-05-29 08:44:34 +1200
      Alan Chalmers
      2012-05-28 22:31:48 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-27 21:21:12 +1200
      Lauris Eddy
      2012-05-27 12:27:40 +1200
      Julie Tsamoutales
      2012-05-26 01:36:27 +1200

      Followers of Gone Curling...

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 12/06/2012 at 1:07 PM.