The Last Saint By Matthew Horrocks

About The Last Saint

Project 2013-10-19 01:17:57 +1300

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Saint is a contemporary crime thriller set in Auckland’s underworld. It is the debut feature from writer/ director Rene Naufahu, and has the makings of a modern Kiwi classic.

The Last Saint is a community, a movement and a mission.

 

 

Ok, so what’s the film about?

Minka is a teenage Polynesian boy living in the heart of the city. With his P-addicted mother well on the way to completely going off the rails, three people enter his life- each with a promise, and each with the power to destroy.

Hmm...interesting subject. Who’s making it?

Rene Naufahu- Writer/ director

One New Zealand’s most outstanding acting talents, Rene is best known to NZ audiences for his role as Sam Aleni on Shortland Street in the early 90’s. He has since appeared in TV series and films as diverse as Hercules, All Saints, Water Rats, Sea Change, Mataku, Power Rangers, The Matrix Revolutionsand The Matrix Reloaded.

Matthew Horrocks- Producer

Matthew has worked in film and television production for over fifteen years. He started out in television directing for TV3’s Ice TV. In film he worked on 28 Days Later and Calendar Girlsin the UK. In NZ he has produced and executive produced seven short films, all of which were selected for A-list international film festivals.

Sounds legit so far, got any good actors?

We sure do!

Beulah Koale- Minka

Beulah is one of New Zealand’s hottest new acting talents. With a stunning film debut as a young and haunted killer in the short film Manurewa, Beulah recently featured on Shortland Streetas runaway teen Jared Afeaki and then on our screens in TV3’s drama Harry. He is ready to be the Last Saint.

 

 

Sophia Huybens- Zoe

An ex-ballet dancer, Sophia made her TV debut last on Underbelly and has featured in several local and international TVC’s.

Calvin Tuteao- Joe

Calvin has appeared in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Once were Warriors, Xena: Warrior Princessand Shortland Streetas Dr. Victor Kahu.

Joe Naufahu- Pinball

Joe was once a professional rugby player who’s career was cut short by injury. He has made the successful transition to Gym owner/ Head Trainer at Auckland’s notorious Ludus Magnus Gym and as an actor- known to New Zealand audiences for his roles in Shortland Street, The Markets, Go Girls and Matariki

OK, you’ve got me interested. Where at you guys at with the film at the moment?

The film is being made on a micro budget by a team of committed filmmakers led by producer Matthew Horrocks. Funding has been secured from private investors, allowing complete creative freedom. We completed principal photography on Monday 11th November.

Sounds like you’re pretty sussed…so why do you need my help?

Whilst we have raised enough to shoot the film paying the cast and crew a minimum wage, we still need your assistance. 

Our pledgeme campaign will be used to help fund post production- editing, colour grading, sound design, sound mix, music rights etc through to the stage where we are ready to send the film out to festivals, distributors and cinemas. 

Ten grand doesn’t sound like much, I thought all that stuff was really expensive?

True- but $10,000 would be great start. We are hoping that we will exceed our target ($20,000 would be awesome!), but we will still need to apply for additional funding to finish the film to the highest standard.

 

 

Alright I’m in! What do I do now?

Choose a reward, hit pledge, and become a Saint!

Make sure to like our official facebook page to keep up to date with the movie YOU helped to make!

https://www.facebook.com/thelastsaintmovie

 

 

 

 

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Updates

    Happy New Year!

    09:43AM Tue 14/01/14

    Happy New Year Saints!

    Hope you are all well and ready for The Last Saint to burst onto the big screen later this year.

    We'll keep you updated with all the developments on the film, and make sure to check out our fearless leader Rene Naufahu back on Shorty as Sam 'the man' Aleni.

    For those of you that contributed to our pledgeme campaign and selected a reward with a postcard or signed production still, we have finalized the designs, and will be getting them out to you in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience.

    Chur!

    Thank you, Kia Ora, Fa'afetai, Malo, Merci, danke schön, спасибо, 谢谢, grazie, Arigatō, gracias, shukran and CHUR!!!

    12:34AM Tue 17/12/13

    To all of you who pledged to The Last Saint, a heartlfelt thank you from the team. We did it! You did it! We all did it! The wonderful community support you have given us is a great morale boost, and we will work our butts off to bring something special to the big screen in 2014! Minka, Zoey, Joe, Lia, Tiger and Pinball coming your way soon!

     

    Yeehaaaa!!!

    10:34AM Tue 10/12/13

    We got there! A big thank you to all of our supporters.

    Don't forget there's still tickets to The Last Saint Christmas Party available.

    Here's a link to a new clip from the film. 

    https://vimeo.com/81437053

    Yeehaaaa!!!

    10:32AM Tue 10/12/13

    We got there! A big thank you to all of our supporters.

    Don't forget there's still tickets to The Last Saint Christmas Party available.

    Here's a new clip from the film. 

    It's a wrap! This beautiful moment was 5 years in the making. Shot Ren, shot Beulah!

    10:38AM Sun 08/12/13


    From our fearless leader Rene

    09:14AM Sun 08/12/13

    Hey The Last Saint family, thank you so much for your support for the PledgeMe campaign- we are almost 3/4's of the way there- just over $2500 to go...SO here's a little incentive for you who haven't yet donated- if we reach the total by Tuesday evening (this Tuesday 10th of december) we will post a CLIP from the actual movie featuring Beulah Koale and Joe Naufahu that was to be shown exclusively at this years NZ Film and TV awards...this clip is 100 % new material unseen and so if you wanna see another side of PinBall and his protege Minka before it hits the cinemas please get onto the site and help us get to that total BEFORE Tuesday- remember any amount over $5 helps us get that much closer!

    Thank you!!!

    08:08AM Sun 08/12/13

    A BIG thank you to all of our generous benefactors- we are at almost 80% of our target! 

    The Last Saint Christmas bash is shaping up well, with a good posse of our supporters joining the cast, crew and Deach's DJ Allstars for a great night.

    Auckland peeps please listen out for Ren and the team on Flava FM tomorrow morning around 7.30am, and we would be eternally grateful if you would share our pledgeme and facebook pages (links below) to help us get across the line.

    https://www.facebook.com/thelastsaintmovie

    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1555










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      This project was successful and got its funding on 15/12/2013 at 8:00 PM.

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      995 left

      Thank You

      Congratulations! You are officially a Saint, and have helped to bring a New Zealand story to the big screen. Chur!

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      Kia Ora

      Whakamihi! You are officially a Saint, and have helped to bring a New Zealand story to the big screen. Chur chur!

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      Fa'afetai

      Fa'amalo! You are officially a Saint, and have helped to bring a New Zealand story to the big screen. Chur chur chur!

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      Malo

      Mâlô! You are officially a Saint, and have helped to bring a New Zealand story to the big screen. You will receive a personalized postcard from The Last Saint.

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      Thank You, Kia Ora, Fa'afetai & Malo. Production Still

      Congratulations! You are officially a Saint, and have helped to bring a New Zealand story to the big screen. We will also send you a high quality production still, signed by the cast & crew.

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      Thank You, Kia Ora, Fa'afetai & Malo. Production still and Thank You credit.

      Congratulations! You are officially a Saint, and have helped to bring a New Zealand story to the big screen. We will also send you a high quality production still, signed by the cast & crew, and give you a Thank You credit at the end of the film. Your name on the big screen!

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      The Last Saint Christmas Party

      The hottest party in Auckland this summer! Hosted by Deach at Flight Lounge, this is your chance to be the first to see completed scenes from The Last Saint, and party with the team behind the film to Deach and his crew. December 18th. Flight Lounge 8-12pm (regular club night begins at midnight- feel free to stay and party). Price includes 2 drinks (beer, wine or softdrink).

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      The Last Saint Platinum Pack

      For $75 get all of the above! A personalized postcard, production still signed by the cast & crew, a Thank You credit and The Last Saint Christmas Party. A Bargain!

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      Executive Producer

      Kickstart your Hollywood career- for $5000 you will be an Executive Producer of The Last Saint. As well as enjoying all the above rewards, with the cred you get as an Executive Producer you'll be able to fly to LA meet an agent and pitch your next blockbuster. (NB flights to LA and agent not included).