Queer Selfies

By Robyn & Paula

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NZ $2,195 pledged


64 people pledged


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Queer Selfies

Project 2014-01-23 23:31:10 +1300

curated

Collab Project with Loading Docs

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.

WE'VE REACHED OUR MINIMUM TARGET, BUT WE STILL NEED YOU!

If you're thinking of pledging please know that your contribution will still be greatly appreciated and help to cover our costs, which are much higher than our target. Of course we're thrilled this film is NOW HAPPENING so everything contributed will make it to screen - yay! 

Ever taken a selfie? Most of us have! The great thing about selfies is that you have control of your own image. In the queer community, we're used to being misrepresented in the media - so we're creating a short documentary, filmed at the LYC Big Gay Out, using a camera in a video booth that people can self-operate. And we need your help to complete it!! This short film is being made as part of Loading Docs, and we need to raise enough money to get it over the line. The films are only 3 minutes long but a huge amount of work goes into that. We've done the filming and it was excellent - over 100 people shared their stories! But we can't finish without your support here on Pledge Me.

As individuals, we've worked in the film & TV industry for ten years or more. We know how hard it is to get queer content funded and we reckon it's really important! We're working together as a couple on this project for the first time, and we want to make it count. Please get behind us, and pass this link onto your friends too.

For more info & regular updates check out the Queer Selfies website and join us on our Facebook page.

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Updates 5

Queer Selfies is now live online

28/05/2014 at 6:59 PM

We're excited to announce the launch of Queer Selfies - and we hope you like it!
Once again a huge thank you to all of you. We literally could not have made this film without your support.  We hope you're as proud of Queer Selfies as we are. It was really well received at the Loading Docs launch last night, and we love this review in Metro Magazine.

PLEASE PLEASE SHARE THE FILM'S VIMEO LINK!! 

The more views this little film gets, the more likely other GLTBI content will get funded in future. Help us show that this matters.

Robyn & Paula xx

PS don't forget
 you can catch Queer Selfies on the big screen before the screenings of Geography Club at the Out Takes Film Festival in Auckland or Wellington. 

Queer Selfies launch!

26/05/2014 at 7:33 PM

Dear wonderful pledgers,

The film that you helped make happen is launching into the world tomorrow, Tues 27th May, along with the other nine Loading Docs films. 

We'd love you to join us to see it on the big screen! There are limited tickets now released and available for the launch event tomorrow night, if you're in Auckland - get in quick! You can also catch it running before the screenings of Geography Club at the Out Takes Film Festival in Auckland or Wellington. 

If you live elsewhere don't worry, you'll be able to see it online soon!

Once again, we're hugely grateful for your support. We hope you enjoy the film :)

 

Robyn & Paula xx

 

Queer Selfies is on its way!

05/03/2014 at 1:35 PM

Yesterday the Loading Docs projects, including Queer Selfies, closed their fundraising campaigns. Thank you all SO much once again for your contribution! You've helped make sure that this short documentary becomes a reality. We're hard at work putting the film together now, and can't wait to send it out to you after the launch in May. 

We're expecting to soon receive a rewards list from Pledge Me so we can see what you all chose, and can start getting those out to you! We'll be in touch with each of you individually as soon as we get this.

Thanks again, and do join us on our Facebook page for updates & pics :) 

Much love,

Robyn & Paula xxx

It's Happening!

20/02/2014 at 9:47 AM

Woohoo!! We did it - YOU did it! You got us to our target and this film is now a certainty. Thank you SO much, each and every one of you pledgers. And there are an amazing 60 of you so far! Although we weren't the quickest to get there or the film with the highest funding, we do have the biggest number of pledgers (you!) so we're extra specially grateful for all your contributions which have added together to get this film made. Goes to show every little bit counts. 

The campaign is still running, and we're still accepting pledges to help us cover the actual costs, so please tell your friends it's not too late.

We're looking forward to seeing who you all are and what rewards you each chose once the campaign ends on 4th March, and we'll be in touch with you each individually to say thank you. Meanwhile please know that we SO appreciate all of you. Thank you again!

Robyn & Paula xx 

Thank you!! And new vid....

14/02/2014 at 11:25 AM

Dear lovely, wonderful, amazing Pledgers to the Queer Selfies project,

Thank you SOO much!! We've just found out how to update you directly from the Pledge Me site - sorry it's taken so long! We're new to this site. Hopefully some of you have been following our Facebook page and seen our posts there.

We're so grateful for your support. We don't know who you all are yet - Pledge Me will send us the list of names and what rewards you chose once our campaign closes at the end of February and we'll get those prizes out to you. Though some of you might have already spotted some Big Gay Rainbows in your electorates :)

We're really crossing our fingers we'll have raised the $2000 soon or we won't get anything at all! So if you can pass this great new vid onto your friends that would be awesome. Hope you like it. You might recognise some people who came to the booth at Big Gay Out....

Thanks again and much love,

Robyn & Paula xx

    Pledgers 64

    Margie
    2014-03-04 11:48:36 +1300
    Suzanne McFadden
    2014-03-04 10:51:18 +1300
    Ian wedde
    2014-03-01 23:43:06 +1300
    Nathalie Boltt
    2014-02-20 09:57:27 +1300
    Becca Barnes
    2014-02-20 07:57:58 +1300
    Rachel Haggerty
    2014-02-19 21:38:00 +1300
    Dean Hewison
    2014-02-19 17:14:24 +1300
    Kim Chamberlain
    2014-02-19 11:14:10 +1300
    Kathleen Anderson
    2014-02-19 10:43:22 +1300
    Alana Cotton
    2014-02-19 03:17:45 +1300
    Mark doldol
    2014-02-18 19:55:34 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-18 18:35:37 +1300
    LOOM Films
    2014-02-18 15:22:52 +1300
    Alicia Sutton
    2014-02-18 11:34:00 +1300
    Nicola Smith
    2014-02-18 11:33:11 +1300
    Alasdair Murrie-West
    2014-02-18 02:44:12 +1300
    David Do
    2014-02-18 00:53:14 +1300
    Katherine McAlpine
    2014-02-17 21:20:34 +1300
    Margot and Richard
    2014-02-17 21:17:48 +1300
    Anya Schumacher-knight
    2014-02-17 21:03:23 +1300
    Alan Brash
    2014-02-17 19:20:11 +1300
    Kyle Matthews
    2014-02-17 18:06:56 +1300
    Kelly Boyce
    2014-02-17 13:22:32 +1300
    Rachel Wallis
    2014-02-17 11:51:40 +1300
    Nick Hamilton
    2014-02-16 05:26:19 +1300
    Raewyn Humphries
    2014-02-14 14:17:07 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-14 14:02:31 +1300
    Kirsty Griffin and Vivienne Kernick
    2014-02-14 13:37:29 +1300
    Leanne Pooley
    2014-02-14 11:44:44 +1300
    Jac Lynch
    2014-02-13 16:18:38 +1300

    Queer Selfies

    Project 2014-01-23 23:31:10 +1300

    curated

    Collab Project with Loading Docs

    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.

    WE'VE REACHED OUR MINIMUM TARGET, BUT WE STILL NEED YOU!

    If you're thinking of pledging please know that your contribution will still be greatly appreciated and help to cover our costs, which are much higher than our target. Of course we're thrilled this film is NOW HAPPENING so everything contributed will make it to screen - yay! 

    Ever taken a selfie? Most of us have! The great thing about selfies is that you have control of your own image. In the queer community, we're used to being misrepresented in the media - so we're creating a short documentary, filmed at the LYC Big Gay Out, using a camera in a video booth that people can self-operate. And we need your help to complete it!! This short film is being made as part of Loading Docs, and we need to raise enough money to get it over the line. The films are only 3 minutes long but a huge amount of work goes into that. We've done the filming and it was excellent - over 100 people shared their stories! But we can't finish without your support here on Pledge Me.

    As individuals, we've worked in the film & TV industry for ten years or more. We know how hard it is to get queer content funded and we reckon it's really important! We're working together as a couple on this project for the first time, and we want to make it count. Please get behind us, and pass this link onto your friends too.

    For more info & regular updates check out the Queer Selfies website and join us on our Facebook page.

    Comments

    Queer Selfies is now live online

    28/05/2014 at 6:59 PM

    We're excited to announce the launch of Queer Selfies - and we hope you like it!
    Once again a huge thank you to all of you. We literally could not have made this film without your support.  We hope you're as proud of Queer Selfies as we are. It was really well received at the Loading Docs launch last night, and we love this review in Metro Magazine.

    PLEASE PLEASE SHARE THE FILM'S VIMEO LINK!! 

    The more views this little film gets, the more likely other GLTBI content will get funded in future. Help us show that this matters.

    Robyn & Paula xx

    PS don't forget
     you can catch Queer Selfies on the big screen before the screenings of Geography Club at the Out Takes Film Festival in Auckland or Wellington. 

    Queer Selfies launch!

    26/05/2014 at 7:33 PM

    Dear wonderful pledgers,

    The film that you helped make happen is launching into the world tomorrow, Tues 27th May, along with the other nine Loading Docs films. 

    We'd love you to join us to see it on the big screen! There are limited tickets now released and available for the launch event tomorrow night, if you're in Auckland - get in quick! You can also catch it running before the screenings of Geography Club at the Out Takes Film Festival in Auckland or Wellington. 

    If you live elsewhere don't worry, you'll be able to see it online soon!

    Once again, we're hugely grateful for your support. We hope you enjoy the film :)

     

    Robyn & Paula xx

     

    Queer Selfies is on its way!

    05/03/2014 at 1:35 PM

    Yesterday the Loading Docs projects, including Queer Selfies, closed their fundraising campaigns. Thank you all SO much once again for your contribution! You've helped make sure that this short documentary becomes a reality. We're hard at work putting the film together now, and can't wait to send it out to you after the launch in May. 

    We're expecting to soon receive a rewards list from Pledge Me so we can see what you all chose, and can start getting those out to you! We'll be in touch with each of you individually as soon as we get this.

    Thanks again, and do join us on our Facebook page for updates & pics :) 

    Much love,

    Robyn & Paula xxx

    It's Happening!

    20/02/2014 at 9:47 AM

    Woohoo!! We did it - YOU did it! You got us to our target and this film is now a certainty. Thank you SO much, each and every one of you pledgers. And there are an amazing 60 of you so far! Although we weren't the quickest to get there or the film with the highest funding, we do have the biggest number of pledgers (you!) so we're extra specially grateful for all your contributions which have added together to get this film made. Goes to show every little bit counts. 

    The campaign is still running, and we're still accepting pledges to help us cover the actual costs, so please tell your friends it's not too late.

    We're looking forward to seeing who you all are and what rewards you each chose once the campaign ends on 4th March, and we'll be in touch with you each individually to say thank you. Meanwhile please know that we SO appreciate all of you. Thank you again!

    Robyn & Paula xx 

    Thank you!! And new vid....

    14/02/2014 at 11:25 AM

    Dear lovely, wonderful, amazing Pledgers to the Queer Selfies project,

    Thank you SOO much!! We've just found out how to update you directly from the Pledge Me site - sorry it's taken so long! We're new to this site. Hopefully some of you have been following our Facebook page and seen our posts there.

    We're so grateful for your support. We don't know who you all are yet - Pledge Me will send us the list of names and what rewards you chose once our campaign closes at the end of February and we'll get those prizes out to you. Though some of you might have already spotted some Big Gay Rainbows in your electorates :)

    We're really crossing our fingers we'll have raised the $2000 soon or we won't get anything at all! So if you can pass this great new vid onto your friends that would be awesome. Hope you like it. You might recognise some people who came to the booth at Big Gay Out....

    Thanks again and much love,

    Robyn & Paula xx

      Margie
      2014-03-04 11:48:36 +1300
      Suzanne McFadden
      2014-03-04 10:51:18 +1300
      Ian wedde
      2014-03-01 23:43:06 +1300
      Nathalie Boltt
      2014-02-20 09:57:27 +1300
      Becca Barnes
      2014-02-20 07:57:58 +1300
      Rachel Haggerty
      2014-02-19 21:38:00 +1300
      Dean Hewison
      2014-02-19 17:14:24 +1300
      Kim Chamberlain
      2014-02-19 11:14:10 +1300
      Kathleen Anderson
      2014-02-19 10:43:22 +1300
      Alana Cotton
      2014-02-19 03:17:45 +1300
      Mark doldol
      2014-02-18 19:55:34 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-18 18:35:37 +1300
      LOOM Films
      2014-02-18 15:22:52 +1300
      Alicia Sutton
      2014-02-18 11:34:00 +1300
      Nicola Smith
      2014-02-18 11:33:11 +1300
      Alasdair Murrie-West
      2014-02-18 02:44:12 +1300
      David Do
      2014-02-18 00:53:14 +1300
      Katherine McAlpine
      2014-02-17 21:20:34 +1300
      Margot and Richard
      2014-02-17 21:17:48 +1300
      Anya Schumacher-knight
      2014-02-17 21:03:23 +1300
      Alan Brash
      2014-02-17 19:20:11 +1300
      Kyle Matthews
      2014-02-17 18:06:56 +1300
      Kelly Boyce
      2014-02-17 13:22:32 +1300
      Rachel Wallis
      2014-02-17 11:51:40 +1300
      Nick Hamilton
      2014-02-16 05:26:19 +1300
      Raewyn Humphries
      2014-02-14 14:17:07 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-14 14:02:31 +1300
      Kirsty Griffin and Vivienne Kernick
      2014-02-14 13:37:29 +1300
      Leanne Pooley
      2014-02-14 11:44:44 +1300
      Jac Lynch
      2014-02-13 16:18:38 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 04/03/2014 at 11:48 AM.