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Penny Black Movie
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Penny Black Movie
Project 2012-05-06 23:18:45 +1200
What’s Penny Black?
Penny Black is the lead character in a feature film that we’re shooting in New Zealand on RED Scarlet in July 2012.
Okay, tell me about the movie.
Sure, It’s about top model Penny Black and her Superhero sister, Alex. They take a trip down the country and team up with a wandering activist named Guy. Guy is charming and persuasive and he encourages Penny to explore his alternative world of non-consumerism. Together they inspire mayhem and adventure as they expose secrets about the biggest corporation on the planet.
I"d like a longer synopsis, please.
Glad you asked :) Have a look here http://pennyblackmovie.wordpress.com/more-information/
Who’s making this film?
Director Joe Hitchcock has worked on films such as Avatar and Yogi Bear, Directed Photography on several local feature films and international documentaries, and his short films have screened at festivals around the globe. This is his feature length directorial debut.
Producer Fiona Jackson has many years experience as a stunt performer and directors assistant in Hollywood, and almost 8 years studying film and working in the industry in New Zealand. This is the first feature film she has produced.
We’ll be adding more info about crew here www.pennyblackmovie.com/cast-crew/
Are you really going to make a feature film for $2,000?
We wish! In fact, we’re investing a great deal of our own hard-earned money into the project, a lot of people have agreed to waive their fee, and we have generous sponsors helping out. www.pennyblackmovie.com/sponsors/
What will the money be used for?
Rental of a steadicam which stabilizes the camera making images beautifully smooth, rather than jerky handheld images. And 10 terabytes of additional hard drive space to backup our precious footage (RED footage needs a lot of storage space).
So, what is this Pledgeme thing?
Pledgeme is a new and collaborative way to help fund creative projects.
How do I get on board?
Glad you asked! It’s easy – just select the reward you’d like, and click on the blue ‘Review and Confirm Pledge’ button. Enter your information and click ‘Pledge Now’
If we make our goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged what you pledged (but not until then). We make the movie, you get your rewards, and everyone"s happy.
If we don"t make the goal by the deadline (falling even a cent short), your credit card is not charged, we get nothing, and you don"t get your reward(s).
Can you exceed your funding goal?
You betcha. Our goal is just the minimum. Anything over will go towards making the movie even better!
How can I keep up with the movie’s progress?
If you have a thought for a reward that you don"t see listed, send an email to [email protected] and we will will see if we can include it - and feel free to email with questions, comments, or happy thoughts!
How much is shipping?
Shipping to New Zealand addresses is included in all pledge amounts! Please contact us with international shipping queries.
I am excited about Penny Black! Aside from donating, how can I help?
We would love if you could help spread the word about Penny Black! You can:
- Tell your friends about us and our project
- "Like", tweet, and sharing our video at the top of the page
- Post the link to our Pledgeme page on your Facebook and Twitter
- Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter
- And chat with us online! See what we’re up to and tell us your thoughts and ideas! We’d love to hear from you.
The People Behind Penny Black Movie
PENNY BLACK MOVIE WILL RESCUE FOOD!
06/02/2016 at 10:42 AM
Kia Ora Pledgers!
Penny Black opens in NZ theatres this month, touring 25 cinemas to raise funds for food rescue charities across the country!
Wellington’s ‘Kaibosh Food Rescue’ General Manager Matt Dagger explains “Penny Black delicately touches upon important issues of what is a 'want ' and what is a 'need'. It throws a spotlight on the over-consumption and needless waste that we take for granted in the current food system and makes us all stop and think about the small things that we need to consider should we be able to bring about meaningful change”
Keepingupwithnz.com describes the film as “quirky, eccentric and sometimes just plain weird. But it’s also quite funny, subtle and typically Kiwi”.
The New Zealand Film Commission have awarded us funding to drastically improve our sound mix to surround sound with Digital Cinema Packaging for theatrical exhibition!
The New Zealand tour starts on the 17th of February at The Lido in Hamilton, and will travel 25 New Zealand cinemas over the next month.
Tickets are now on sale for the following February screenings:
HAMILTON Lido Cinema 17th Feb 8pm - Tickets @ The Lido 078389010
AUCKLAND The Vic Devonport 18th Feb 8pm
WELLINGTON Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision 24-27th
If you'd like to help the film reach a wider audience, please:
- Rate the film on IMDB to increase our film festival visibility.
- Click “Want to see it” on Flicks.co.nz (currently at 85%) - this gives us more media interest.
- Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
- Buy “Four Trees Away” by The Scorelocks Collective on iTunes for $1.79 - the song is currently #198 on singles charts! (You can also stream Penny BlackSoundtrack on Spotify and our limited edition vinyl is almost sold out on bandcamp!
Thanks again for your patience and support with this project - all pledgeme contributors names will be in the end credits, so come see your name on the big screen!
Please note that our Pledgeme rewards will be delivered after our theatrical run!
~ Joe and Fiona
Penny Black Premiere
17/10/2015 at 12:34 PM
Penny Black Update 2014
07/11/2013 at 8:51 PM
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
Those of you who follow us on facebook may have seen updates, but those who haven't can check out Penny Black Movie photos on Flickr and www.pennyblackmovie.com. We are also on Twitter and use the Instagram hashtag #pennyblackmovie.
You know how you there are always thousands of names in movie credits? Well, there are only a few people working on the post production of Penny Black Movie, so you can imagine why we are progressing slower than your average 'Wellywood' film.
We're recording an original musical score with Hamilton composer Jeremy Mayall next month (with musicians from Wellington), and the final sound, colour and visual effects will be completed early 2014.
We'll have some videos online before then and update you when we know release dates.
For those of you expecting pledge rewards in the mail, we'll be in touch early 2014 to see if you still live in the same house...
Thanks again for making our year. :)
~ Joe (and Fiona)
16/07/2012 at 4:54 AM
30/06/2012 at 5:50 PM
Goal reached, and still going!
14/06/2012 at 12:24 AM
20 Pledgers! Thanks so much!!
09/06/2012 at 5:07 AM