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Sunset: A Short Film By Kirsty Hamilton

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Sunset

A short film starring Adam Brookfield and Genevieve McClean, shooting in Auckland 24th - 28th September 2014.

Log Line

A rich man struggles to find his life's worth, whilst a poor, pregnant woman fights to give her baby life. 

The Story

Sunset is a story of Ryan and Emily's parallel journeys to find help out of the pain and struggle to birth and raise their children.

Ryan, a wealthy Remeura man is overwhelmed by his impending bankruptcy and the recent death of his father. This leads him to question his self-worth and purpose. He abandons his family and takes a taxi with the intention of ending his life.

Emily, a poor and single, heavily pregnant woman, is alone on the outskirts of Auckland. Without communication or transport she can only rely on her inner strength to bring her baby into the world.

While Raj, in the taxi, concerned at Ryan’s odd behaviour, turns at the last minute and drives back to see what Ryan is doing.

Ryan and Emily don’t realise that they are only moments along the deserted road from each other as he drives towards them.

The three strangers all under the same sky are saved by the resilience of their spirit and their very human need to connect.

The Director

 Kirsty graduated as an actress from Toi Whakaari/ The New Zealand Drama School in 1992. Since then she has worked as an actress in theater, film and television playing Rosalind in As You Like It, Mouse in Roimata, Juliet in Romeo in Juliet, Grace in Costa Botes and Duncan Sarkies feature film Saving Grace, amongst many other roles.

She was the 2007 SGCNZ International Artistic fellow at London's Globe theater alongside Rawiri Paratene, post which she graduated from RADA and the London Actor's Center's European Act-summer program studying screen acting, Shakespeare and screen writing. She graduated in 2012 with an MA in script writing from the International Institute of Modern letters at Victoria University, and had her first short radio play produced by Jason Te Kare and RNZ that year. SUNSET is her second student short as part of the Screen Production BA honors 2014 year at Auckland University. She will always continue to write, direct and produce work that aims to move, provoke positive change, and help us to care about and connect more with each other. 

The Cast

Ryan

Adam Brookfield graduated from Toi Whakaari/the New Zealand in 1996 and has spent a large part of his professional career working in film and televsion. Stage credits include Middle Aged Spread for Centrepoint; How He Hated the Grand Canyon, for BATS; An Unseasonable Fall of Snow for Downstage and Design for Living. His film credits include Scarfies, The Irrefutable Truth About Demons, When Strangers Appear and most recently The Louise Nicholas Story (2014).

Emily

Genevieve McClean hails from Auckland, New Zealand. She is well known in New Zealand for a variety of acting roles, including 1nite (2004), Kombi Nation (2003), Toy Love (2002), Blessed (2002) and Thinking About Sleep (1999), and has worked in theatre around New Zealand and in Europe.  Genevieve is also credited with much of the writing for Kombi Nation (2003), her most recent role was in Garrick Rigby’s short film  Horses (2009).  She has acted in theatre and for television, and is also a writer and filmmaker. SeeYd (2000, pub. Playmarket 2011)  was a devised play with Genevieve on the team.  Her Short film Stasis (2010) is a poetic documentary, and she has produced other documentary video.

Raj, The taxi driver

Introduced by a friend to the stage in 2013 Raj Singh has consistently been acting, since that time. Roles include Rudali the mourner (2013). He performed in Operation Ishq Mohabbat, (K&M productions 2013); Mumbai monologues  (Agram Productions 2014) and in the 2103  Short and sweet Festival he appeared in both The Blue Balloon, and Reading Lamouche.  In the 2014 festival he took a role in Banking on the Grand.  

Why Help Us Make This Film?

You'd be investing in a filmmaker who wants to bring New Zealanders into the industry in the future.

I have a commitment to provide challenging and interesting parts for women and for fellow actors and I will continue to make films that encourage us to connect more.

You’d be supporting a writer/director who in future aims to be able to provide employment in films that reach a wide audience, address important social issues, both local and global, and most importantly inspires others to pursue their dreams also.

SUNSET will go into production September 25th 2014 through 28th. We will do our absolute best with the equipment resources we have at the screen production course like the 50mm and 100mm lens, lighting and the Sony FS700 camera. However your donation will help us get the production up and running with other essential costs. Your pledges will go towards:

  • Hire of Metabones Speed Booster adapter to fit lenses to our camera and for use in low light outdoors scenes where we cannot afford generators to power large lights.
  • Food to feed all volunteer cast and crew for 5 day shoot.
  • Petrol for a car-centric film shoot with lead camera vehicle.
  • Props, costumes, art department, SPFX make up.
  • Location costs, permits

 

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Getting there!

16/09/2014 at 3:49 PM

I can tell you, the director is finalizing schedules, and costumes, locations, and crew.  The Film will be partly crewed by Kirsty's fellow Students and partly by other professionals.  

It's getting petty exciting!  Adam will be coming up from Wellington, and we'll be underway.  

We will make this film by hook or by crook, but we'd prefer the hook!   

So please help us out and share this site on your networks, and remind people that their donations will all help to build the momentum we need to reach our funding threshold!  

 

We really appreciate your support!  Thankyou

THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!

09/09/2014 at 8:43 AM

Thankyou so very much to those who have pledged so far!   It will make a huge difference to have these funds to get the film made, and you are giving so much more than money.  

We are currently finalizing pre production elements, and preparing for our shoot!  It's very exciting and we're all looking forward to getting underway in production.  

 

Thanks again for being a part of it.  And Please!!!    Do share our pledge page with your friends and networks too!  

Kind regards, the Sunset team.

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    Sunset: A Short Film By Kirsty Hamilton

    Project 2014-09-01 11:57:55 +1200

    Sunset

    A short film starring Adam Brookfield and Genevieve McClean, shooting in Auckland 24th - 28th September 2014.

    Log Line

    A rich man struggles to find his life's worth, whilst a poor, pregnant woman fights to give her baby life. 

    The Story

    Sunset is a story of Ryan and Emily's parallel journeys to find help out of the pain and struggle to birth and raise their children.

    Ryan, a wealthy Remeura man is overwhelmed by his impending bankruptcy and the recent death of his father. This leads him to question his self-worth and purpose. He abandons his family and takes a taxi with the intention of ending his life.

    Emily, a poor and single, heavily pregnant woman, is alone on the outskirts of Auckland. Without communication or transport she can only rely on her inner strength to bring her baby into the world.

    While Raj, in the taxi, concerned at Ryan’s odd behaviour, turns at the last minute and drives back to see what Ryan is doing.

    Ryan and Emily don’t realise that they are only moments along the deserted road from each other as he drives towards them.

    The three strangers all under the same sky are saved by the resilience of their spirit and their very human need to connect.

    The Director

     Kirsty graduated as an actress from Toi Whakaari/ The New Zealand Drama School in 1992. Since then she has worked as an actress in theater, film and television playing Rosalind in As You Like It, Mouse in Roimata, Juliet in Romeo in Juliet, Grace in Costa Botes and Duncan Sarkies feature film Saving Grace, amongst many other roles.

    She was the 2007 SGCNZ International Artistic fellow at London's Globe theater alongside Rawiri Paratene, post which she graduated from RADA and the London Actor's Center's European Act-summer program studying screen acting, Shakespeare and screen writing. She graduated in 2012 with an MA in script writing from the International Institute of Modern letters at Victoria University, and had her first short radio play produced by Jason Te Kare and RNZ that year. SUNSET is her second student short as part of the Screen Production BA honors 2014 year at Auckland University. She will always continue to write, direct and produce work that aims to move, provoke positive change, and help us to care about and connect more with each other. 

    The Cast

    Ryan

    Adam Brookfield graduated from Toi Whakaari/the New Zealand in 1996 and has spent a large part of his professional career working in film and televsion. Stage credits include Middle Aged Spread for Centrepoint; How He Hated the Grand Canyon, for BATS; An Unseasonable Fall of Snow for Downstage and Design for Living. His film credits include Scarfies, The Irrefutable Truth About Demons, When Strangers Appear and most recently The Louise Nicholas Story (2014).

    Emily

    Genevieve McClean hails from Auckland, New Zealand. She is well known in New Zealand for a variety of acting roles, including 1nite (2004), Kombi Nation (2003), Toy Love (2002), Blessed (2002) and Thinking About Sleep (1999), and has worked in theatre around New Zealand and in Europe.  Genevieve is also credited with much of the writing for Kombi Nation (2003), her most recent role was in Garrick Rigby’s short film  Horses (2009).  She has acted in theatre and for television, and is also a writer and filmmaker. SeeYd (2000, pub. Playmarket 2011)  was a devised play with Genevieve on the team.  Her Short film Stasis (2010) is a poetic documentary, and she has produced other documentary video.

    Raj, The taxi driver

    Introduced by a friend to the stage in 2013 Raj Singh has consistently been acting, since that time. Roles include Rudali the mourner (2013). He performed in Operation Ishq Mohabbat, (K&M productions 2013); Mumbai monologues  (Agram Productions 2014) and in the 2103  Short and sweet Festival he appeared in both The Blue Balloon, and Reading Lamouche.  In the 2014 festival he took a role in Banking on the Grand.  

    Why Help Us Make This Film?

    You'd be investing in a filmmaker who wants to bring New Zealanders into the industry in the future.

    I have a commitment to provide challenging and interesting parts for women and for fellow actors and I will continue to make films that encourage us to connect more.

    You’d be supporting a writer/director who in future aims to be able to provide employment in films that reach a wide audience, address important social issues, both local and global, and most importantly inspires others to pursue their dreams also.

    SUNSET will go into production September 25th 2014 through 28th. We will do our absolute best with the equipment resources we have at the screen production course like the 50mm and 100mm lens, lighting and the Sony FS700 camera. However your donation will help us get the production up and running with other essential costs. Your pledges will go towards:

    • Hire of Metabones Speed Booster adapter to fit lenses to our camera and for use in low light outdoors scenes where we cannot afford generators to power large lights.
    • Food to feed all volunteer cast and crew for 5 day shoot.
    • Petrol for a car-centric film shoot with lead camera vehicle.
    • Props, costumes, art department, SPFX make up.
    • Location costs, permits

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Getting there!

    16/09/2014 at 3:49 PM

    I can tell you, the director is finalizing schedules, and costumes, locations, and crew.  The Film will be partly crewed by Kirsty's fellow Students and partly by other professionals.  

    It's getting petty exciting!  Adam will be coming up from Wellington, and we'll be underway.  

    We will make this film by hook or by crook, but we'd prefer the hook!   

    So please help us out and share this site on your networks, and remind people that their donations will all help to build the momentum we need to reach our funding threshold!  

     

    We really appreciate your support!  Thankyou

    THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!

    09/09/2014 at 8:43 AM

    Thankyou so very much to those who have pledged so far!   It will make a huge difference to have these funds to get the film made, and you are giving so much more than money.  

    We are currently finalizing pre production elements, and preparing for our shoot!  It's very exciting and we're all looking forward to getting underway in production.  

     

    Thanks again for being a part of it.  And Please!!!    Do share our pledge page with your friends and networks too!  

    Kind regards, the Sunset team.

      rainer
      2014-09-21 10:52:34 +1200
      Rad Fenner
      2014-09-21 10:00:07 +1200
      Astrid Holmes
      2014-09-20 16:23:31 +1200
      donogh rees
      2014-09-20 13:44:30 +1200
      ryan
      2014-09-19 21:00:36 +1200
      Rob Hamilton
      2014-09-19 18:01:48 +1200
      Martyn Roberts and Hilary Halba
      2014-09-19 17:46:17 +1200
      carolyn beaver
      2014-09-19 11:30:09 +1200
      Fiona Rae
      2014-09-18 21:37:17 +1200
      Renee Liang
      2014-09-18 21:01:51 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-09-18 18:07:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
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      Teokotai Paitai
      2014-09-18 10:28:37 +1200
      Barbara Hamilton
      2014-09-17 21:49:58 +1200
      Kerryn Palmer
      2014-09-17 21:46:00 +1200
      Sandra
      2014-09-17 20:55:23 +1200
      Ian Hughes
      2014-09-17 16:57:39 +1200
      Janet Robin
      2014-09-17 16:40:11 +1200
      Catherine Fitzgerald
      2014-09-17 15:40:35 +1200
      kevin keys
      2014-09-17 14:49:54 +1200
      Kathleen Foley
      2014-09-17 11:24:47 +1200
      Juan Parada
      2014-09-17 09:12:19 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-09-17 08:27:47 +1200
      Deb Gully
      2014-09-17 08:06:07 +1200
      Mark Da Vanzo
      2014-09-17 03:59:43 +1200
      Tessa Mitchell
      2014-09-16 20:23:17 +1200
      Rohan Satyanand
      2014-09-15 21:56:12 +1200
      Janine Knowles
      2014-09-15 15:11:04 +1200
      Kay Campbell
      2014-09-14 10:53:03 +1200
      Bryan Gould
      2014-09-13 10:29:04 +1200

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