Lexi (2014) - Feature Film

By Wayne Turner

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Lexi (2014) - Feature Film

Project 2013-10-26 03:49:52 +1300

Heartfelt movie about a teenager and her struggle for acceptance in a small New Zealand town.

Every Betrayal Begins with Trust

LEXI is a new feature film, inspired by real life events, about a semi-literate teenager and her search for acceptance in a small town. The story centres around LEXI (Request Ahomana) an aged-care worker, caring for a manipulative old woman. On the surface Lexi is willing and helpful in her job, but privately she is guarded and pained about her inability to read or write in a society where nothing less is acceptable. By chance, Lexi meets a young man, CODY (Dean Hanns) and strives for love and a better future.

This movie is writer/director Wayne Turner’s debut feature film. The cast includes seasoned professionals and talented newcomers. The film was mainly shot over 6 months during a harsh, but picturesque winter in the Oamaru, North Otago. 

The Lexi movie project has been a labour of love for 3 years from script writing to fine-cut edit. The crew have volunteered their time, and our local community has provided assistance and moral support.

While principal photography is complete and the main edit is done, we are in the last stretch of post-production. This final phase of professional edit services includes sound design, mixing, colour correction, composing original music and licensing additional music – but we need your help! Every single one of your donations will put this project closer to completion and public screenings at film festivals around the world.

Please watch the trailer below.

Lexi Trailer from WT on Vimeo.

Lexi's story is important because it is about tolerance and 'accepting the differences in others', which is something we can all relate to, right?

The LEXI film has become a passion-project for our community and we are within arms reach of completion. We're asking you to become part of this creative community in producing a credible and worthwhile film.

Together we can make this movie (even offer YOU a movie credit)

SEE REWARDS BELOW, AND THEN SELECT ONE ON THE RIGHT!

- The Lexi Team  

Rewards

  • All rewards over $25 include a digital download of the film.
  • All rewards between $50 and $400 include a "PledgeMe Backer" credit during the film's end credits.
  • All rewards over $200 come with a DVD copy of the film.
  • All rewards over $500 include an "Associate Producer" credit during the film's opening credits.

Sponsored packages

We have some amazing rewards sponsored by local businesses. Our sponsors include:

Other rewards

Art print offered to backers at the $100, $200, $500 and above.

Cheesy thank you

Whitestone Cheese gift pack available at the $80 level

Pen-y-bryn Luxury Lodge

"A Luxury award-winning boutique-style lodge, Pen-y-bryn Lodge offers unrivaled visitor accommodation, fine dining and hospitality, thus earning Pen-y-bryn its growing international reputation."

Dot's Castle

 

Local legend Dot Smith is building a castle complete with moat, drawbridge and dungeon. This is your opportunity for an entirely unique tour of an entirely unique local landmark

For more information on Dot's Castle, check out this story by 3rd Degree from last year.

Related Media

Bid to capitalise on district's 'film-friendly atmosphere' - Oamaru Mail, Tuesday March 11, 2014

Film needs final funding - Oamaru Mail, Wednesday April 2, 2014

Local Film a Rewarding Challenge - Waitaki Herald, Wednesday April 16, 2014

Contact

KEEP UP TO DATE!

Check out our Facebook page

Official website

Comments

Updates 9

Lexi campaign raises over $12,000 !!!

18/05/2014 at 3:10 PM

Today, the Lexi campaign ended and raised over $12,000 in total pledges. We'd like to thank everyone for their contributions including Annette Knowler, Grant Turner and Andrew Wilson.

Next week Maddy will be sorting out the 'rewards' and contacting all pledgers and sponsors.

Our focus now will be on 'sound design', music, and special effects for the film. Thanks again for all your support. We will keep posting updates on www.facebook.com/lexithemovie

Huge Thanks to:

17/05/2014 at 6:26 PM

'Lexi project' offers a huge thankyou to Karen Mosedale, Frances Lemm, Gregg Lovatt, Liz Kent, Lynn Devon for supporting the team.

Special thanks to:

15/05/2014 at 9:20 PM

Let's thank: Southern Wide Real Estate, Jenny Tebbutt, Doug Johnstone & Super Liquor Oamaru for their support.

Big Thank you

12/05/2014 at 8:12 PM

A big THANK YOU to Mandy Farrell, Mary Turner and Don Coulter for supporting the Lexi movie project.

More support arrived - thankyou

08/05/2014 at 11:37 AM

Special thanks today to Papakura Osteopaths ( ph09 298 2279 ) for their support. www.papakuraosteopaths.co.nz

 

 

Publicity

05/05/2014 at 11:26 AM

With any creative project, like filmmaking, there's a great deal of time spent on marketing through the press and online. Eventually, the story makes it's way to the right people and is added to their Blogs and industry websites, like Viewfinder magazine:

http://viewfinder.co.nz/blog/articles/seeking-crowdfunding-lexi-feature-film/

Sound Design for movies is important

14/04/2014 at 5:56 PM

Hi everyone, 'Sound Design' for a film is the 'creative combination' of everything we hear coming from a film, movie or TV programme. Sound elements within the film's sound stream roughly fall into dialogue (ie actors' voices), ambient sound (sounds that inhabit the charcters' world), SFX (sound effects eg door slamming, thunder, glasses clinking, etc.), foley (ie footsteps and clothing sounds are recreated in a studio), and music. Tiny pieces of origianal music are composed for virtually every scene. This music helps the audience understand and get a feel for what's happening in the characters mind. Music can be added to scenes to enhance any given human emotion (love, loss, grief, pain, anger etc). Some filmmakers chose to not have this emotiv music at all but a film can benifit from a great sound score. Selecting, composing, compiling, editing and mixing the hundreds of various audio elements that make up a film's sound sream takes weeks to complete. It's a task that is best left to professionals like comosers, musicains, audio supervisors and foley artists.

Aside from the amount of professional time required to created a film's audio stream, the 'post sound' production facilities are expected to have the latest equipment, computers and software. This all adds up to costing the average low-budget filmmaker/producer up to $45,000 per film. 

However, I shopped around Auckland and have a small company willing to do sound design for $8,000. I've got them started already on this process.   

I've added a link to this update that shows the fascinaitng art of a 'foley artist' working on a Russell Crowe (NZ actor) movie. 

New reward - tickets to the Fete

07/04/2014 at 3:03 PM

Hi everyone,

We've just posted a new reward level. For $45 you can get a family pass to the Victorian Fete to be held in Oamaru in November.

You'll also get a link to stream the film, and a shout-out on our website, Lexi the Movie.

Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far. If you have the time, please share our page with your friends and family as well. Every piece of support and kindness you share helps.

Thanks again!

new promo video

05/04/2014 at 9:28 PM

Hi to everyone. We've just put up a new PledgeMe promo video with an extra movie clip from Lexi - the movie. 

A huge THANKYOU !!!! to those pledgers who have donated to this project already. The big reward of "Dot's Castle Tour" has been snapped up BUT there's lot's of other cool rewards to choose from.

Thankyou for you time. 

    Pledgers 48

    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-18 11:50:33 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-18 11:08:28 +1200
    annette knowler
    2014-05-18 09:20:01 +1200
    Grant Turner
    2014-05-17 21:43:27 +1200
    Andrew Wilson
    2014-05-17 18:31:09 +1200
    Lynn Devon
    2014-05-17 16:27:35 +1200
    Liz Kent
    2014-05-17 12:24:43 +1200
    Gregg Lovatt
    2014-05-16 19:24:15 +1200
    Frances Lemm
    2014-05-16 16:28:05 +1200
    Karen Mosedale
    2014-05-15 23:07:30 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-15 22:39:58 +1200
    Southern Wide Real Estate
    2014-05-15 21:07:23 +1200
    Jenny Tebbutt
    2014-05-15 01:22:21 +1200
    Jenny Tebbutt
    2014-05-15 01:06:47 +1200
    Doug Johnstone
    2014-05-14 21:42:15 +1200
    Super Liquor Oamaru
    2014-05-14 08:54:04 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-13 19:22:24 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-13 16:47:57 +1200
    Don Coulter
    2014-05-12 18:48:35 +1200
    Mary Turner
    2014-05-11 15:47:02 +1200
    Mandy Farrell
    2014-05-08 16:23:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-08 11:17:29 +1200
    Papakura Osteopaths
    2014-05-08 09:30:02 +1200
    Pat Gunn
    2014-05-06 09:21:18 +1200
    Phil Glassey
    2014-05-02 16:24:22 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-04-29 11:39:50 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-04-26 19:05:39 +1200
    John and Patricia Ingram
    2014-04-26 15:39:55 +1200
    A Stone's Throw Productions
    2014-04-25 16:46:42 +1200
    Caroline Maxwell
    2014-04-25 15:09:25 +1200

    Lexi (2014) - Feature Film

    Project 2013-10-26 03:49:52 +1300

    Heartfelt movie about a teenager and her struggle for acceptance in a small New Zealand town.

    Every Betrayal Begins with Trust

    LEXI is a new feature film, inspired by real life events, about a semi-literate teenager and her search for acceptance in a small town. The story centres around LEXI (Request Ahomana) an aged-care worker, caring for a manipulative old woman. On the surface Lexi is willing and helpful in her job, but privately she is guarded and pained about her inability to read or write in a society where nothing less is acceptable. By chance, Lexi meets a young man, CODY (Dean Hanns) and strives for love and a better future.

    This movie is writer/director Wayne Turner’s debut feature film. The cast includes seasoned professionals and talented newcomers. The film was mainly shot over 6 months during a harsh, but picturesque winter in the Oamaru, North Otago. 

    The Lexi movie project has been a labour of love for 3 years from script writing to fine-cut edit. The crew have volunteered their time, and our local community has provided assistance and moral support.

    While principal photography is complete and the main edit is done, we are in the last stretch of post-production. This final phase of professional edit services includes sound design, mixing, colour correction, composing original music and licensing additional music – but we need your help! Every single one of your donations will put this project closer to completion and public screenings at film festivals around the world.

    Please watch the trailer below.

    Lexi Trailer from WT on Vimeo.

    Lexi's story is important because it is about tolerance and 'accepting the differences in others', which is something we can all relate to, right?

    The LEXI film has become a passion-project for our community and we are within arms reach of completion. We're asking you to become part of this creative community in producing a credible and worthwhile film.

    Together we can make this movie (even offer YOU a movie credit)

    SEE REWARDS BELOW, AND THEN SELECT ONE ON THE RIGHT!

    - The Lexi Team  

    Rewards

    • All rewards over $25 include a digital download of the film.
    • All rewards between $50 and $400 include a "PledgeMe Backer" credit during the film's end credits.
    • All rewards over $200 come with a DVD copy of the film.
    • All rewards over $500 include an "Associate Producer" credit during the film's opening credits.

    Sponsored packages

    We have some amazing rewards sponsored by local businesses. Our sponsors include:

    Other rewards

    Art print offered to backers at the $100, $200, $500 and above.

    Cheesy thank you

    Whitestone Cheese gift pack available at the $80 level

    Pen-y-bryn Luxury Lodge

    "A Luxury award-winning boutique-style lodge, Pen-y-bryn Lodge offers unrivaled visitor accommodation, fine dining and hospitality, thus earning Pen-y-bryn its growing international reputation."

    Dot's Castle

     

    Local legend Dot Smith is building a castle complete with moat, drawbridge and dungeon. This is your opportunity for an entirely unique tour of an entirely unique local landmark

    For more information on Dot's Castle, check out this story by 3rd Degree from last year.

    Related Media

    Bid to capitalise on district's 'film-friendly atmosphere' - Oamaru Mail, Tuesday March 11, 2014

    Film needs final funding - Oamaru Mail, Wednesday April 2, 2014

    Local Film a Rewarding Challenge - Waitaki Herald, Wednesday April 16, 2014

    Contact

    KEEP UP TO DATE!

    Check out our Facebook page

    Official website

    Comments

    Lexi campaign raises over $12,000 !!!

    18/05/2014 at 3:10 PM

    Today, the Lexi campaign ended and raised over $12,000 in total pledges. We'd like to thank everyone for their contributions including Annette Knowler, Grant Turner and Andrew Wilson.

    Next week Maddy will be sorting out the 'rewards' and contacting all pledgers and sponsors.

    Our focus now will be on 'sound design', music, and special effects for the film. Thanks again for all your support. We will keep posting updates on www.facebook.com/lexithemovie

    Huge Thanks to:

    17/05/2014 at 6:26 PM

    'Lexi project' offers a huge thankyou to Karen Mosedale, Frances Lemm, Gregg Lovatt, Liz Kent, Lynn Devon for supporting the team.

    Special thanks to:

    15/05/2014 at 9:20 PM

    Let's thank: Southern Wide Real Estate, Jenny Tebbutt, Doug Johnstone & Super Liquor Oamaru for their support.

    Big Thank you

    12/05/2014 at 8:12 PM

    A big THANK YOU to Mandy Farrell, Mary Turner and Don Coulter for supporting the Lexi movie project.

    More support arrived - thankyou

    08/05/2014 at 11:37 AM

    Special thanks today to Papakura Osteopaths ( ph09 298 2279 ) for their support. www.papakuraosteopaths.co.nz

     

     

    Publicity

    05/05/2014 at 11:26 AM

    With any creative project, like filmmaking, there's a great deal of time spent on marketing through the press and online. Eventually, the story makes it's way to the right people and is added to their Blogs and industry websites, like Viewfinder magazine:

    http://viewfinder.co.nz/blog/articles/seeking-crowdfunding-lexi-feature-film/

    Sound Design for movies is important

    14/04/2014 at 5:56 PM

    Hi everyone, 'Sound Design' for a film is the 'creative combination' of everything we hear coming from a film, movie or TV programme. Sound elements within the film's sound stream roughly fall into dialogue (ie actors' voices), ambient sound (sounds that inhabit the charcters' world), SFX (sound effects eg door slamming, thunder, glasses clinking, etc.), foley (ie footsteps and clothing sounds are recreated in a studio), and music. Tiny pieces of origianal music are composed for virtually every scene. This music helps the audience understand and get a feel for what's happening in the characters mind. Music can be added to scenes to enhance any given human emotion (love, loss, grief, pain, anger etc). Some filmmakers chose to not have this emotiv music at all but a film can benifit from a great sound score. Selecting, composing, compiling, editing and mixing the hundreds of various audio elements that make up a film's sound sream takes weeks to complete. It's a task that is best left to professionals like comosers, musicains, audio supervisors and foley artists.

    Aside from the amount of professional time required to created a film's audio stream, the 'post sound' production facilities are expected to have the latest equipment, computers and software. This all adds up to costing the average low-budget filmmaker/producer up to $45,000 per film. 

    However, I shopped around Auckland and have a small company willing to do sound design for $8,000. I've got them started already on this process.   

    I've added a link to this update that shows the fascinaitng art of a 'foley artist' working on a Russell Crowe (NZ actor) movie. 

    New reward - tickets to the Fete

    07/04/2014 at 3:03 PM

    Hi everyone,

    We've just posted a new reward level. For $45 you can get a family pass to the Victorian Fete to be held in Oamaru in November.

    You'll also get a link to stream the film, and a shout-out on our website, Lexi the Movie.

    Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far. If you have the time, please share our page with your friends and family as well. Every piece of support and kindness you share helps.

    Thanks again!

    new promo video

    05/04/2014 at 9:28 PM

    Hi to everyone. We've just put up a new PledgeMe promo video with an extra movie clip from Lexi - the movie. 

    A huge THANKYOU !!!! to those pledgers who have donated to this project already. The big reward of "Dot's Castle Tour" has been snapped up BUT there's lot's of other cool rewards to choose from.

    Thankyou for you time. 

      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-18 11:50:33 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-18 11:08:28 +1200
      annette knowler
      2014-05-18 09:20:01 +1200
      Grant Turner
      2014-05-17 21:43:27 +1200
      Andrew Wilson
      2014-05-17 18:31:09 +1200
      Lynn Devon
      2014-05-17 16:27:35 +1200
      Liz Kent
      2014-05-17 12:24:43 +1200
      Gregg Lovatt
      2014-05-16 19:24:15 +1200
      Frances Lemm
      2014-05-16 16:28:05 +1200
      Karen Mosedale
      2014-05-15 23:07:30 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-15 22:39:58 +1200
      Southern Wide Real Estate
      2014-05-15 21:07:23 +1200
      Jenny Tebbutt
      2014-05-15 01:22:21 +1200
      Jenny Tebbutt
      2014-05-15 01:06:47 +1200
      Doug Johnstone
      2014-05-14 21:42:15 +1200
      Super Liquor Oamaru
      2014-05-14 08:54:04 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-13 19:22:24 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-13 16:47:57 +1200
      Don Coulter
      2014-05-12 18:48:35 +1200
      Mary Turner
      2014-05-11 15:47:02 +1200
      Mandy Farrell
      2014-05-08 16:23:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-08 11:17:29 +1200
      Papakura Osteopaths
      2014-05-08 09:30:02 +1200
      Pat Gunn
      2014-05-06 09:21:18 +1200
      Phil Glassey
      2014-05-02 16:24:22 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-04-29 11:39:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-04-26 19:05:39 +1200
      John and Patricia Ingram
      2014-04-26 15:39:55 +1200
      A Stone's Throw Productions
      2014-04-25 16:46:42 +1200
      Caroline Maxwell
      2014-04-25 15:09:25 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/05/2014 at 11:50 AM.