The Knight Train

By Cut to the Dog Productions

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The Knight Train

Project 2013-12-22 13:37:04 +1300


 

THE KNIGHT TRAIN

Set in a modern day, New Zealand model store, The Knight Train shows the relationships that can exist between people of different generations with the right catalyst.

Becky, an eleven year old daughter of single father Danny, spends her holidays and weekends at Danny's model store bored, with only her phone for company.  Two elderly gentlemen, Albert and Toby, are regular customers who are often found playing chess in the store.  When Becky's cellphone unexpectedly breaks, Albert and Toby introduce Becky to the world of chess with unexpected results.

 

WHO IS INVOLVED?

Cut to the Dog Productions is a film production company made up of a collective of film makers - Lee Scott, Tasha Sharp and Matt Sharp and Sharyl Skipsey - dedicated to producing high quality films. You can visit our blog at: cut2thedog.wordpress.com

 

We need your help!

We have a fantastic cast and crew who are donating their time to get this short film made but we still need your help. Every single pledge will help us get this movie made. With pledges ranging from as little as $5 upwards to the creme de la creme of rewards - there is something for everyone.

 

Your pledges will go towards:

Camera, lighting, grip and sound equipment

Transport

Feeding the cast and crew

 

    

 

THE CAST

 

Don Langridge - Albert

Don worked as a primary school teacher for 31 years before retiring in 1990 and finding himself an acting agent. Since then, he has appeared in many TV productions and two long-running TV commercials - Lion Beer and the BNZ Cricket Groundsmen series with Tim Spite, which ran for 7 years. In recent years, Don has made many short films, several for the NZ Film and Television School.

 

Rachel Roberts - Becky

Rachel Roberts although only 14 years of age is an experienced actor. Rachel made her professional acting debut at the age of 8, starring alongside Tommy Steele in the West End Play Dr Do-little. Since moving to New Zealand six years ago Rachel has stared in a variety of TVC, music video's and short films. Credits include Existence (Juliet Bergh), Broken Glass (Chaz Harris), and Lines (Emma Nichols).

 

 

Des Morgan - Danny

 

KEY CREW

Tasha Sharp - Writer/Co-Director

Tasha Sharp has a lifelong passion for writing and this is her first screenplay and her directing debut. She has been involved in Production in short films including Broken Glass, Letter for Hope and Utu Pihikete.

 

Lee Scott - Producer/Co-Director

Lee Scott is an experienced lighting technician. He has worked on international feature films including AvatarThe Lovely Bones and The Hobbit. Lee has also worked as a gaffer and best boy on a variety of local short films, music videos and feature films. Lee will be bringing his experience and skills in the film industry to his role as a Producer and Co-Director.

 

 

Matt Sharp - Director of Photography

Matt Sharp is a professional DoP and member of the New Zealand Cinematographers Society (N.Z.C.S.), with DoP credits for the multi award winning feature film Eternity and the upcoming feature mockumentary Life in the Dead Zone. Notable short film credits include Broken Glassaward winning short film Ollieand Gold! Gold! Gold!. With a background in lighting, Matt has also worked on projects including AvatarKing Kong, The Water Horse and Eagle vs Shark as an on set lighting technician.

 

Sally Cunningham - Production Manager

Sally Cunningham

 

 

Sam Wynn - Gaffer

Sam Wynn is an experienced lighting technician who has worked on a variety of short and feature films including Eternity, Fresh Meat and Ollie.

 

 

Bret Saunders - Key Grip

Bret Saunders is an experienced grip working on both New Zealand and International short and feature films including Avatar, The Top of the Lake, Eternity and Ollie.

 

 

Sarah Elford - Key Make-up Artist

Sarah Elford

 

Cara Louise - Costume Designer

Cara Louise

 

Jules Lovelock - 1st Assistant Director

Jules Lovelock

 

 

Theo Wijnsma - Art Director

Theo Wijnsma

 

 

Aaron Davis - Sound Recordist

Aaron Davis

 

Jakub Kremski - Stills Photographer

 

THE LOCATION

We will be filming on location at Mack's Tracks at the Plimmerton Railway Station.

 

 

 

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Pledgers 12

Craig
2014-01-25 10:06:51 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-01-23 18:49:21 +1300
Terry Binding
2014-01-22 17:06:27 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-01-22 13:53:57 +1300
Meg Martin
2014-01-22 10:15:51 +1300
Aleksander
2014-01-21 19:19:35 +1300
Ben Ross
2014-01-17 20:44:12 +1300
Skipsey
2014-01-02 12:24:14 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-12-26 21:18:55 +1300
Dean Skipsey
2013-12-26 07:39:34 +1300
Abi Ross
2013-12-25 09:58:19 +1300
Chris Schraders
2013-12-23 18:30:05 +1300

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The Knight Train

Project 2013-12-22 13:37:04 +1300


 

THE KNIGHT TRAIN

Set in a modern day, New Zealand model store, The Knight Train shows the relationships that can exist between people of different generations with the right catalyst.

Becky, an eleven year old daughter of single father Danny, spends her holidays and weekends at Danny's model store bored, with only her phone for company.  Two elderly gentlemen, Albert and Toby, are regular customers who are often found playing chess in the store.  When Becky's cellphone unexpectedly breaks, Albert and Toby introduce Becky to the world of chess with unexpected results.

 

WHO IS INVOLVED?

Cut to the Dog Productions is a film production company made up of a collective of film makers - Lee Scott, Tasha Sharp and Matt Sharp and Sharyl Skipsey - dedicated to producing high quality films. You can visit our blog at: cut2thedog.wordpress.com

 

We need your help!

We have a fantastic cast and crew who are donating their time to get this short film made but we still need your help. Every single pledge will help us get this movie made. With pledges ranging from as little as $5 upwards to the creme de la creme of rewards - there is something for everyone.

 

Your pledges will go towards:

Camera, lighting, grip and sound equipment

Transport

Feeding the cast and crew

 

    

 

THE CAST

 

Don Langridge - Albert

Don worked as a primary school teacher for 31 years before retiring in 1990 and finding himself an acting agent. Since then, he has appeared in many TV productions and two long-running TV commercials - Lion Beer and the BNZ Cricket Groundsmen series with Tim Spite, which ran for 7 years. In recent years, Don has made many short films, several for the NZ Film and Television School.

 

Rachel Roberts - Becky

Rachel Roberts although only 14 years of age is an experienced actor. Rachel made her professional acting debut at the age of 8, starring alongside Tommy Steele in the West End Play Dr Do-little. Since moving to New Zealand six years ago Rachel has stared in a variety of TVC, music video's and short films. Credits include Existence (Juliet Bergh), Broken Glass (Chaz Harris), and Lines (Emma Nichols).

 

 

Des Morgan - Danny

 

KEY CREW

Tasha Sharp - Writer/Co-Director

Tasha Sharp has a lifelong passion for writing and this is her first screenplay and her directing debut. She has been involved in Production in short films including Broken Glass, Letter for Hope and Utu Pihikete.

 

Lee Scott - Producer/Co-Director

Lee Scott is an experienced lighting technician. He has worked on international feature films including AvatarThe Lovely Bones and The Hobbit. Lee has also worked as a gaffer and best boy on a variety of local short films, music videos and feature films. Lee will be bringing his experience and skills in the film industry to his role as a Producer and Co-Director.

 

 

Matt Sharp - Director of Photography

Matt Sharp is a professional DoP and member of the New Zealand Cinematographers Society (N.Z.C.S.), with DoP credits for the multi award winning feature film Eternity and the upcoming feature mockumentary Life in the Dead Zone. Notable short film credits include Broken Glassaward winning short film Ollieand Gold! Gold! Gold!. With a background in lighting, Matt has also worked on projects including AvatarKing Kong, The Water Horse and Eagle vs Shark as an on set lighting technician.

 

Sally Cunningham - Production Manager

Sally Cunningham

 

 

Sam Wynn - Gaffer

Sam Wynn is an experienced lighting technician who has worked on a variety of short and feature films including Eternity, Fresh Meat and Ollie.

 

 

Bret Saunders - Key Grip

Bret Saunders is an experienced grip working on both New Zealand and International short and feature films including Avatar, The Top of the Lake, Eternity and Ollie.

 

 

Sarah Elford - Key Make-up Artist

Sarah Elford

 

Cara Louise - Costume Designer

Cara Louise

 

Jules Lovelock - 1st Assistant Director

Jules Lovelock

 

 

Theo Wijnsma - Art Director

Theo Wijnsma

 

 

Aaron Davis - Sound Recordist

Aaron Davis

 

Jakub Kremski - Stills Photographer

 

THE LOCATION

We will be filming on location at Mack's Tracks at the Plimmerton Railway Station.

 

 

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Craig
2014-01-25 10:06:51 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-01-23 18:49:21 +1300
Terry Binding
2014-01-22 17:06:27 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2014-01-22 13:53:57 +1300
Meg Martin
2014-01-22 10:15:51 +1300
Aleksander
2014-01-21 19:19:35 +1300
Ben Ross
2014-01-17 20:44:12 +1300
Skipsey
2014-01-02 12:24:14 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2013-12-26 21:18:55 +1300
Dean Skipsey
2013-12-26 07:39:34 +1300
Abi Ross
2013-12-25 09:58:19 +1300
Chris Schraders
2013-12-23 18:30:05 +1300

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This campaign was successful and got its funding on 25/01/2014 at 10:06 AM.