STOP/GO - a short documentary By Greg Jennings

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LOADING DOCS is a trailblazing new initiative co-funded by The New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air, and managed by production company Notable Pictures to fund, create and distribute innovative New Zealand documentary shorts.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: www.stopgo.loadingdocs.net

Stop/Go is an intimate look at the humble kiwi road contractor and the epic environment that he gets to work in everyday.

While the majority of us spend our 9-5 in an urban office environment, the stop/go sign is the gateway to a side of our country few pause to appreciate. In this documentary, we experience the splendour of our great outdoors like never before; through the eyes of a blue collared kiwi working to maintain and expand our national highways. Ever been stuck in road works? Just know that these guys are working on the roads to keep us safe!

Be it in scorching sunlight or sideways snowfall - these unsung heroes gain an insight into our home, New Zealand, that many of us never will. Until now. Meet Bernie:

                         

The road worker around whom our documentary revolves is called Bernie Nolan. Bernie and his wife Debbie currently work on site in Tekapo, and are veterans of the job. They are humbled that their story is being told. We want to do Bernie and the wider traffic management industry justice; documenting his life and occupation in the best possible way.

Our doco is designed for online consumption and beyond: it's 3 minutes long, and will cater to a wide audience. We're going to make it an easy to watch insight into road working. When it's online, we'll be sure to let you know, so you can check it out!

What we need from you:

Part of the deal with Loading Docs (www.loadingdocs.net) is that we need to raise an additional NZ$2000 (at least) to finish telling Bernie's story. We want to do the humble kiwi road worker's story justice, but we need your help! 

More information:

Head to the Stop/Go official website - www.stopgo.loadingdocs.net

Check out www.loadingdocs.net for information about the funding scheme.

Follow our progress on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

        

                

With THANKS to our amazing sponsors!

Not only do they make amazing coffee, they are generous too! A big thanks to the crew at Coffee Supreme.

Also, The InterIslander believe in our documentary and supported us in getting to and from the South Island for our shoot - You guys rock!

 

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    Boom. Target met!

    01:31PM Thu 27/02/14 on STOP/GO - a short documentary

    Wow!

    A huge Thank You to all of you that have Pledged to this project, I am very happy to annouce we have now reached and exceeded our goal of $2000!

    Thanks to you kind people, I can now pay off the last of our production bills and move forward into the last parts of post production with confidence. I have been overwhelmed with the fantastic support I have recieved during the last few weeks, THANK YOU!

    I will keep you all posted as the film nears completion, and we will organise your rewards for you in the coming weeks too. If you haven't done so already, I suggest you like Stop/Go on facebook to be kept up to date with the film's progress. The FB page can be found at:

    facebook.com/stopgodocumentary

    There are still 5 days left to Pledge, and plenty of places additional funds can be spent to better the final film, so please continue to spread the word about this project!

    Thanks once again, you are all now a part of this exciting wee film.

    Cheers Team!

     

    Greg Jennings - Director

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    Stop/Go Trailer!

    07:19PM Fri 21/02/14 on STOP/GO - a short documentary

    Friends of PledgeMe! 

    A masssive massive thanks to all of you that have contributed to our project so far! Its great to see such fantastic support for a project that I feel so strongly about completing to the highest standard. I am currently cutting the film and am happy to report that everything is progressing nicely -

    There is 11 days left to raise the rest of the funds, so if you or a friend were planning on contributing but haven't done so yet, this week would be the time to do so. Your contribution will ensure that I can get this film finished to a high standard, and pay off the production bills from our shoot down in Tekapo. Thanks again for any support you may have given, whether it be financial or simply sharing this project or the website, trailer etc with others. Your support means so much!

    Cheers guys,

     

    Greg Jennings - Director

     

    In case you have'nt yet seen the trailer for the film - here it is (SEE ABOVE)

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