South - A Short Film

By Alex Liu

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South - A Short Film

Project 2014-02-10 20:53:23 +1300

FILM SYNOPSIS

'South' is a short film I have written based around themes of loneliness and regret. It follows a man in his 50s who has been a criminal for most of his adult life. Although it may have brought him easy money in his younger days, he is beginning to see the secrecy and violent nature of his job has caused him to isolate himself from most real human contact. 'South' picks up at a crucial point in our protagonist's life. John (the protagonist) has been offered a job by his 'employer' Dirk. The job: to track down Dirk's cheating wife, Sharon, and bring her back to him. We follow John along this journey and begin to see man in a deep depression, clinging to any human contact he can. A deeply regretful and lonely man is slowly revealed over the course of the short, and this next job will make John question how he has gotten to this point in his life, and if he still has time to become, in his own mind, a good person again.

THE TEAM

Writer/Director/Editor : Alex Liu

Alex graduated from South Seas Film School with a Diploma in Post Production in 2011 and has worked as an assistant editor and lead editor on a variety of projects including Spartacus: War of the Damned (television), Crackheads (feature film) and Rapid Response (television). He has written and co-directed various short films and videos, the most recent being a 48 Hour Film he co-wrote and co-directed. The entry was voted 1st audience favourite in it's Auckland heat.

Producer: Nina Scott

Nina has recently completed a BA in English Literature and Film. She has produced two student films and a play for the Wellington Fringe Festival.

Sound: Sarah Adams

Sarah has worked on various projects and recently completed a BA (hons) in Film at Victoria University.

Composer: Connor Scott

Connor is a third year Sonic Arts student at the New Zealand School of Music. He has a passion for both film and music, and alongside numerous side projects has composed for short films in the past.

Storyboard Artist/Post-Production Supervisor: Ben Van De Laar

Ben is a 3D/vfx artist who graduated from Media Design school with a degree in Advanced 3D Productions. He has worked on projects such as Spartacus, and is now chasing his dreams working for one of the largest production/post-production companies in the world, Weta.

Poster Artist: Ellice Wright

Ellice is a hugely talented artist who will be hand drawing the posters for us! Here's a link to her Facebook page and you can take a look at some of her previous work! https://www.facebook.com/ellicewrightartist?fref=ts

Other Crew

Other roles such as Director of Photography, Art Director, Make-up etc will be filled once we create more awareness of the project. A lot of the extra roles will also be fulfilled by others already on the crew that are able to e.g grips, gaffers etc. This is to ensure we keep a small crew and can use the money we have in our budget smartly.

Cast

Our lead, John, will be announced later this week. Here are our current castings!

Olga Durban will be playing Sharon.

Olga Durban

Dirk will be played by Sean Fleming!

Sean Fleming

Jordan Rivers will be playing Tim!

Jordan Rivers

Anne van der Pasch will be playing our Petrol Station Clerk!

Anne van der Pasch

More castings to be announced soon!

How will the money be used?

The money raised will be used alongside money from a lot of our own pockets, and will be attributed towards a number of things. A rough breakdown:

Props/Art/Make-Up/Costume: $800

Food:  $200-$300.

Extra Gear Hireage: $500

Location/Audition Hall Hireage: $500

Various Expenses (Travel, extra food etc): $500

Pledge me expenses (Pledge rewards, fees): $500 

As you can see, this exceeds the fund aim of $2500, and this extra will be made up out of my own pocket.

Most of the cast and crew will be working only for expenses and out of pure passion and enthusiasm for this project. We are all passionate filmmakers, and would greatly appreciate your help in making this project a reality. The end result will be entered into various festivals such as Sundance and Show Me Shorts.

Thank you.

Alex Liu

 

 

 

 

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Updates 9

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Exciting other projects that will involve pledgers!

25/01/2015 at 8:40 PM

We have managed to re-shoot at least 70% of the film, and we are almost done. We are very sorry it has taken so long, but making films on such low budgets is not so easy! We are slowly getting to finishing the film, but we also have something very exciting on the horizon...something bigger and better overall! We will still be rewarding the pledgers with the expected rewards to do with South, but as a thank you we will also be sending pledgers updates and rewards to do with our next project which seems to be taking shape a bit easier and faster than South.

 

Thanks guys!

Alex

Re-shoot

29/09/2014 at 7:03 PM

Hi everyone!

It's been awhile since we had an update. We are currently in the process of re-shooting the film as we ran into a few issues we couldn't resolve without a reshoot, so stay tuned! We start shooting again next week!

Thanks everyone!
Alex

Current progress!

06/08/2014 at 1:32 PM

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update, all of the footage we have has been edited together and we are currently in the process of gearing of for a few reshoots, which will be done in the next three months. We anticipate the film to be completed at the beginning of next year.

 

Thanks!

Alex

Cast

04/03/2014 at 12:32 PM

Hey guys! Check out our new cast!

Poster Artist

19/02/2014 at 2:52 PM

Ellice Wright will be the artist drawing our posters! Take a look at her work here: https://www.facebook.com/ellicewrightartist?fref=ts

Another reason to donate with the DVD and Poster option!

Casting

19/02/2014 at 10:50 AM

We're now calling for auditions! Check out the Casting section on the 'About' tab for more info!

New Crew Member

14/02/2014 at 9:37 AM

Happy to announce we have a new crew member on board, Ben Van De Laar! You can check out his bio in the 'about' tab!

Poster Art

13/02/2014 at 8:43 AM

Stoked to announce we have an artist on board to do hand drawn posters for the $100 pledge reward! So if you want a unique poster sent to you, get in there! More details/examples of work to come soon!

    Pledgers 25

    Sean Fleming
    2014-03-17 20:22:24 +1300
    George
    2014-03-16 19:57:43 +1300
    Lets Liu
    2014-03-14 18:21:35 +1300
    Dayna
    2014-03-12 19:27:37 +1300
    Liz Anderson
    2014-03-12 15:42:56 +1300
    Laura Allen
    2014-03-10 01:24:02 +1300
    Esther Jeong
    2014-03-07 11:34:07 +1300
    James 'Jimmy' Wilson
    2014-03-06 14:47:06 +1300
    Lala Liu
    2014-03-05 21:22:27 +1300
    Catherine Gavigan
    2014-03-05 14:08:40 +1300
    Miles Jones
    2014-02-28 22:49:59 +1300
    Nicolas Synnott
    2014-02-26 15:18:57 +1300
    Lets Liu
    2014-02-23 19:50:51 +1300
    John and Karen Scott
    2014-02-23 13:49:07 +1300
    Lisa & Tony Jane
    2014-02-20 22:18:08 +1300
    Tom Reed
    2014-02-15 12:25:58 +1300
    Chayse
    2014-02-14 23:31:35 +1300
    Leah Bidois
    2014-02-14 20:43:10 +1300
    Todd Carswell
    2014-02-13 19:02:13 +1300
    Mandy Rowe
    2014-02-13 15:12:10 +1300
    Sam Marmion
    2014-02-13 12:03:57 +1300
    Ann Patrick
    2014-02-13 07:18:39 +1300
    Gail White
    2014-02-13 07:15:09 +1300
    Jack Gorman
    2014-02-12 14:59:07 +1300
    Matt Lee
    2014-02-12 14:21:22 +1300

    Followers 3

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    South - A Short Film

    Project 2014-02-10 20:53:23 +1300

    FILM SYNOPSIS

    'South' is a short film I have written based around themes of loneliness and regret. It follows a man in his 50s who has been a criminal for most of his adult life. Although it may have brought him easy money in his younger days, he is beginning to see the secrecy and violent nature of his job has caused him to isolate himself from most real human contact. 'South' picks up at a crucial point in our protagonist's life. John (the protagonist) has been offered a job by his 'employer' Dirk. The job: to track down Dirk's cheating wife, Sharon, and bring her back to him. We follow John along this journey and begin to see man in a deep depression, clinging to any human contact he can. A deeply regretful and lonely man is slowly revealed over the course of the short, and this next job will make John question how he has gotten to this point in his life, and if he still has time to become, in his own mind, a good person again.

    THE TEAM

    Writer/Director/Editor : Alex Liu

    Alex graduated from South Seas Film School with a Diploma in Post Production in 2011 and has worked as an assistant editor and lead editor on a variety of projects including Spartacus: War of the Damned (television), Crackheads (feature film) and Rapid Response (television). He has written and co-directed various short films and videos, the most recent being a 48 Hour Film he co-wrote and co-directed. The entry was voted 1st audience favourite in it's Auckland heat.

    Producer: Nina Scott

    Nina has recently completed a BA in English Literature and Film. She has produced two student films and a play for the Wellington Fringe Festival.

    Sound: Sarah Adams

    Sarah has worked on various projects and recently completed a BA (hons) in Film at Victoria University.

    Composer: Connor Scott

    Connor is a third year Sonic Arts student at the New Zealand School of Music. He has a passion for both film and music, and alongside numerous side projects has composed for short films in the past.

    Storyboard Artist/Post-Production Supervisor: Ben Van De Laar

    Ben is a 3D/vfx artist who graduated from Media Design school with a degree in Advanced 3D Productions. He has worked on projects such as Spartacus, and is now chasing his dreams working for one of the largest production/post-production companies in the world, Weta.

    Poster Artist: Ellice Wright

    Ellice is a hugely talented artist who will be hand drawing the posters for us! Here's a link to her Facebook page and you can take a look at some of her previous work! https://www.facebook.com/ellicewrightartist?fref=ts

    Other Crew

    Other roles such as Director of Photography, Art Director, Make-up etc will be filled once we create more awareness of the project. A lot of the extra roles will also be fulfilled by others already on the crew that are able to e.g grips, gaffers etc. This is to ensure we keep a small crew and can use the money we have in our budget smartly.

    Cast

    Our lead, John, will be announced later this week. Here are our current castings!

    Olga Durban will be playing Sharon.

    Olga Durban

    Dirk will be played by Sean Fleming!

    Sean Fleming

    Jordan Rivers will be playing Tim!

    Jordan Rivers

    Anne van der Pasch will be playing our Petrol Station Clerk!

    Anne van der Pasch

    More castings to be announced soon!

    How will the money be used?

    The money raised will be used alongside money from a lot of our own pockets, and will be attributed towards a number of things. A rough breakdown:

    Props/Art/Make-Up/Costume: $800

    Food:  $200-$300.

    Extra Gear Hireage: $500

    Location/Audition Hall Hireage: $500

    Various Expenses (Travel, extra food etc): $500

    Pledge me expenses (Pledge rewards, fees): $500 

    As you can see, this exceeds the fund aim of $2500, and this extra will be made up out of my own pocket.

    Most of the cast and crew will be working only for expenses and out of pure passion and enthusiasm for this project. We are all passionate filmmakers, and would greatly appreciate your help in making this project a reality. The end result will be entered into various festivals such as Sundance and Show Me Shorts.

    Thank you.

    Alex Liu

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Exciting other projects that will involve pledgers!

    25/01/2015 at 8:40 PM

    We have managed to re-shoot at least 70% of the film, and we are almost done. We are very sorry it has taken so long, but making films on such low budgets is not so easy! We are slowly getting to finishing the film, but we also have something very exciting on the horizon...something bigger and better overall! We will still be rewarding the pledgers with the expected rewards to do with South, but as a thank you we will also be sending pledgers updates and rewards to do with our next project which seems to be taking shape a bit easier and faster than South.

     

    Thanks guys!

    Alex

    Re-shoot

    29/09/2014 at 7:03 PM

    Hi everyone!

    It's been awhile since we had an update. We are currently in the process of re-shooting the film as we ran into a few issues we couldn't resolve without a reshoot, so stay tuned! We start shooting again next week!

    Thanks everyone!
    Alex

    Current progress!

    06/08/2014 at 1:32 PM

    Hey everyone,

    Just a quick update, all of the footage we have has been edited together and we are currently in the process of gearing of for a few reshoots, which will be done in the next three months. We anticipate the film to be completed at the beginning of next year.

     

    Thanks!

    Alex

    Cast

    04/03/2014 at 12:32 PM

    Hey guys! Check out our new cast!

    Poster Artist

    19/02/2014 at 2:52 PM

    Ellice Wright will be the artist drawing our posters! Take a look at her work here: https://www.facebook.com/ellicewrightartist?fref=ts

    Another reason to donate with the DVD and Poster option!

    Casting

    19/02/2014 at 10:50 AM

    We're now calling for auditions! Check out the Casting section on the 'About' tab for more info!

    New Crew Member

    14/02/2014 at 9:37 AM

    Happy to announce we have a new crew member on board, Ben Van De Laar! You can check out his bio in the 'about' tab!

    Poster Art

    13/02/2014 at 8:43 AM

    Stoked to announce we have an artist on board to do hand drawn posters for the $100 pledge reward! So if you want a unique poster sent to you, get in there! More details/examples of work to come soon!

      Sean Fleming
      2014-03-17 20:22:24 +1300
      George
      2014-03-16 19:57:43 +1300
      Lets Liu
      2014-03-14 18:21:35 +1300
      Dayna
      2014-03-12 19:27:37 +1300
      Liz Anderson
      2014-03-12 15:42:56 +1300
      Laura Allen
      2014-03-10 01:24:02 +1300
      Esther Jeong
      2014-03-07 11:34:07 +1300
      James 'Jimmy' Wilson
      2014-03-06 14:47:06 +1300
      Lala Liu
      2014-03-05 21:22:27 +1300
      Catherine Gavigan
      2014-03-05 14:08:40 +1300
      Miles Jones
      2014-02-28 22:49:59 +1300
      Nicolas Synnott
      2014-02-26 15:18:57 +1300
      Lets Liu
      2014-02-23 19:50:51 +1300
      John and Karen Scott
      2014-02-23 13:49:07 +1300
      Lisa & Tony Jane
      2014-02-20 22:18:08 +1300
      Tom Reed
      2014-02-15 12:25:58 +1300
      Chayse
      2014-02-14 23:31:35 +1300
      Leah Bidois
      2014-02-14 20:43:10 +1300
      Todd Carswell
      2014-02-13 19:02:13 +1300
      Mandy Rowe
      2014-02-13 15:12:10 +1300
      Sam Marmion
      2014-02-13 12:03:57 +1300
      Ann Patrick
      2014-02-13 07:18:39 +1300
      Gail White
      2014-02-13 07:15:09 +1300
      Jack Gorman
      2014-02-12 14:59:07 +1300
      Matt Lee
      2014-02-12 14:21:22 +1300

      Followers of South - A Short Film

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/03/2014 at 8:22 PM.