The Last Saint

By Matthew Horrocks

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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

 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 7

Happy New Year!

14/01/2014 at 9:43 AM

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!!!

17/12/2013 at 12:34 AM

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!!!

10/12/2013 at 10:34 AM

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!!!

10/12/2013 at 10:32 AM

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!

08/12/2013 at 10:38 AM


From our fearless leader Rene

08/12/2013 at 9:14 AM

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!!!

08/12/2013 at 8:08 AM

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










    Pledgers 115

    Marco Di Cesare
    2013-12-02 16:19:39 +1300
    Shane Van Velzen
    2013-12-02 10:47:01 +1300
    Michelle Amir
    2013-12-01 08:35:55 +1300
    WE Accounting &Business Services Limited
    2013-11-30 21:13:17 +1300
    M McCartney
    2013-11-29 17:12:28 +1300
    Mez Aue
    2013-11-29 13:47:50 +1300
    michael
    2013-11-28 14:36:20 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-11-28 14:09:16 +1300
    Karen Pelter
    2013-11-28 06:07:21 +1300
    Helmut Waldhuber
    2013-11-28 00:50:29 +1300
    simon pattison
    2013-11-27 20:50:08 +1300
    Sean Gilbert
    2013-11-27 19:50:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-11-27 18:10:12 +1300
    Showtools
    2013-11-27 17:48:09 +1300
    Bex Dixon
    2013-11-27 17:39:10 +1300
    kiri rainey
    2013-11-27 16:28:32 +1300
    Jane
    2013-11-27 14:32:55 +1300
    Josephine Tali
    2013-11-27 13:01:49 +1300
    Ada Leger
    2013-11-27 10:50:42 +1300
    ben hurst
    2013-11-27 08:55:53 +1300
    Jamie Walker
    2013-11-26 15:28:58 +1300
    Clare
    2013-11-26 14:04:23 +1300
    lazrus
    2013-11-25 13:39:00 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-11-24 17:47:44 +1300
    Michele Driscoll
    2013-11-24 11:15:48 +1300
    brett mills
    2013-11-23 11:02:26 +1300
    Jo Chapman
    2013-11-23 10:30:28 +1300
    Anna Kwok
    2013-11-22 23:20:48 +1300
    Oisin Frost
    2013-11-22 18:07:30 +1300
    Rachel House
    2013-11-22 02:02:55 +1300

    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

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    Happy New Year!

    14/01/2014 at 9:43 AM

    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!!!

    17/12/2013 at 12:34 AM

    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!!!

    10/12/2013 at 10:34 AM

    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!!!

    10/12/2013 at 10:32 AM

    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!

    08/12/2013 at 10:38 AM


    From our fearless leader Rene

    08/12/2013 at 9:14 AM

    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!!!

    08/12/2013 at 8:08 AM

    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










      Marco Di Cesare
      2013-12-02 16:19:39 +1300
      Shane Van Velzen
      2013-12-02 10:47:01 +1300
      Michelle Amir
      2013-12-01 08:35:55 +1300
      WE Accounting &Business Services Limited
      2013-11-30 21:13:17 +1300
      M McCartney
      2013-11-29 17:12:28 +1300
      Mez Aue
      2013-11-29 13:47:50 +1300
      michael
      2013-11-28 14:36:20 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-11-28 14:09:16 +1300
      Karen Pelter
      2013-11-28 06:07:21 +1300
      Helmut Waldhuber
      2013-11-28 00:50:29 +1300
      simon pattison
      2013-11-27 20:50:08 +1300
      Sean Gilbert
      2013-11-27 19:50:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-11-27 18:10:12 +1300
      Showtools
      2013-11-27 17:48:09 +1300
      Bex Dixon
      2013-11-27 17:39:10 +1300
      kiri rainey
      2013-11-27 16:28:32 +1300
      Jane
      2013-11-27 14:32:55 +1300
      Josephine Tali
      2013-11-27 13:01:49 +1300
      Ada Leger
      2013-11-27 10:50:42 +1300
      ben hurst
      2013-11-27 08:55:53 +1300
      Jamie Walker
      2013-11-26 15:28:58 +1300
      Clare
      2013-11-26 14:04:23 +1300
      lazrus
      2013-11-25 13:39:00 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-11-24 17:47:44 +1300
      Michele Driscoll
      2013-11-24 11:15:48 +1300
      brett mills
      2013-11-23 11:02:26 +1300
      Jo Chapman
      2013-11-23 10:30:28 +1300
      Anna Kwok
      2013-11-22 23:20:48 +1300
      Oisin Frost
      2013-11-22 18:07:30 +1300
      Rachel House
      2013-11-22 02:02:55 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 15/12/2013 at 7:41 PM.