Love and Music Transforms a Life: Sharing the Story

By Nick Knox

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Love And Music Transforms A Life: Sharing The Story

Project 2014-09-30 18:11:06 +1300

FILM SYNOPSIS

Part biopic, part music video, part tribute to Dunedin's gothic beauty, The “Characteristics of C-Minor” bears witness to the emotional armour of a scarred man, and to the thundering growl that emerges when he peels it off.

 

"Beautifully realised... the story [is captured] with finesse, all the moody scenes and soaring performance pieces adding up to a concise masterpiece in miniature." (New Zealand Herald)

 

Nick Knox performs

PROJECT HISTORY

The decision to make "The Characteristics of C-Minor" wasn’t easy. J.Ollie Lucks already knew parts of Nick Knox’s history, and approached him with the idea of making a short documentary to tell his harrowing story. After deep contemplation on whether or not to share aspects of his tragic past. Nick decided to proceed. Co-directors Max Bellamy and Ollie pitched the story to the BBC. Funding came through in May 2013, and the first day of filming followed soon after. 

 

Initially, it was confronting for Nick to see his history laid bare on the screen. However, the process of making the film has been ultimately cathartic. Espousing a philosophy of honesty & vulnerability, with much gratitude, and warmth, the film explores Nicks emergence from a bleak dark past, to a gentle open-armed approach to life.

 

Filming wrapped in December 2013, and The Characteristics of C-Minor premiered on 23 February on BBC Knowledge. The film was then heavily re-cut, incorporating new footage. The result is a new Director’s Cut which is currently making the global festival circuit.

 

Nick Knox interview

OUR PLAN

We have been entering it into film festivals around the world, and have had good success thus far:

 

- Selected by the Heartland Film Festival

- Selected by the Woodstock Film Festival

- Honourable Mention at the Colorado Film Festival

- Finalist in the Canberra Short Film Festival

- Finalist at the Desert Rocks Film & Music Event

- Winner in the Mosaic World Film Festival

 

However we have exhausted our own funds for festival entries. We have a limited time window of eligibility for our film and are seeking as much exposure as possible.

 

We would deeply appreciate your help in getting this film seen by as many people as possible, thereby supporting the filmmakers and talent displayed :)

 

THANK YOU!

 

Comments

Updates 2

Sadface :(

15/12/2014 at 1:03 AM

Yes, sadly we didn't make target. Just wanted to say thank you to those that did pledge, and to those who have assisted in other ways. It's Christmas, and many I know are having especially lean times. Thank You to PledgeMe for being the awesome platform it is. And I hope the film manages to "find legs" in other ways. To Ollie & Max, Thank You, it is a beautifully crafted film and I feel so lucky that it is a thing, a snapshot of my world so beautifully realised. Disappointments and wakened hopes all part of lifes mix. I raise my glass to gentler futures. With Love signing off. Nick.

New York City International Film Festival

21/11/2014 at 6:23 PM

Hello Hello,

A wee update. This is an example of the Festivals we are hoping to enter. To be selected for screening at such an event is such a prestigious accolade. Your help will allow us the chance for the film to grow wings. Thank You :)

http://www.nyciff.com

    Pledgers 14

    Senorita AweSUMO
    2014-11-30 13:37:19 +1300
    Jessica Young
    2014-11-26 14:07:39 +1300
    Michael Wingfield
    2014-11-25 23:56:24 +1300
    April nijland
    2014-11-25 19:59:57 +1300
    Jacqueline Knox
    2014-11-22 08:15:20 +1300
    Hahna Briggs
    2014-11-19 15:30:38 +1300
    Silke
    2014-11-19 15:00:53 +1300
    Kimberley Marsh
    2014-11-18 20:40:37 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-11-17 21:07:19 +1300
    Chris Armstrong
    2014-11-17 21:00:33 +1300
    rach
    2014-11-17 20:49:24 +1300
    Lindon Moodie
    2014-11-17 20:35:13 +1300
    Emma Bugden
    2014-11-17 20:28:00 +1300
    B Morgan Murrah
    2014-11-17 20:08:51 +1300

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    Love And Music Transforms A Life: Sharing The Story

    Project 2014-09-30 18:11:06 +1300

    FILM SYNOPSIS

    Part biopic, part music video, part tribute to Dunedin's gothic beauty, The “Characteristics of C-Minor” bears witness to the emotional armour of a scarred man, and to the thundering growl that emerges when he peels it off.

     

    "Beautifully realised... the story [is captured] with finesse, all the moody scenes and soaring performance pieces adding up to a concise masterpiece in miniature." (New Zealand Herald)

     

    Nick Knox performs

    PROJECT HISTORY

    The decision to make "The Characteristics of C-Minor" wasn’t easy. J.Ollie Lucks already knew parts of Nick Knox’s history, and approached him with the idea of making a short documentary to tell his harrowing story. After deep contemplation on whether or not to share aspects of his tragic past. Nick decided to proceed. Co-directors Max Bellamy and Ollie pitched the story to the BBC. Funding came through in May 2013, and the first day of filming followed soon after. 

     

    Initially, it was confronting for Nick to see his history laid bare on the screen. However, the process of making the film has been ultimately cathartic. Espousing a philosophy of honesty & vulnerability, with much gratitude, and warmth, the film explores Nicks emergence from a bleak dark past, to a gentle open-armed approach to life.

     

    Filming wrapped in December 2013, and The Characteristics of C-Minor premiered on 23 February on BBC Knowledge. The film was then heavily re-cut, incorporating new footage. The result is a new Director’s Cut which is currently making the global festival circuit.

     

    Nick Knox interview

    OUR PLAN

    We have been entering it into film festivals around the world, and have had good success thus far:

     

    - Selected by the Heartland Film Festival

    - Selected by the Woodstock Film Festival

    - Honourable Mention at the Colorado Film Festival

    - Finalist in the Canberra Short Film Festival

    - Finalist at the Desert Rocks Film & Music Event

    - Winner in the Mosaic World Film Festival

     

    However we have exhausted our own funds for festival entries. We have a limited time window of eligibility for our film and are seeking as much exposure as possible.

     

    We would deeply appreciate your help in getting this film seen by as many people as possible, thereby supporting the filmmakers and talent displayed :)

     

    THANK YOU!

     

    Comments

    Sadface :(

    15/12/2014 at 1:03 AM

    Yes, sadly we didn't make target. Just wanted to say thank you to those that did pledge, and to those who have assisted in other ways. It's Christmas, and many I know are having especially lean times. Thank You to PledgeMe for being the awesome platform it is. And I hope the film manages to "find legs" in other ways. To Ollie & Max, Thank You, it is a beautifully crafted film and I feel so lucky that it is a thing, a snapshot of my world so beautifully realised. Disappointments and wakened hopes all part of lifes mix. I raise my glass to gentler futures. With Love signing off. Nick.

    New York City International Film Festival

    21/11/2014 at 6:23 PM

    Hello Hello,

    A wee update. This is an example of the Festivals we are hoping to enter. To be selected for screening at such an event is such a prestigious accolade. Your help will allow us the chance for the film to grow wings. Thank You :)

    http://www.nyciff.com

      Senorita AweSUMO
      2014-11-30 13:37:19 +1300
      Jessica Young
      2014-11-26 14:07:39 +1300
      Michael Wingfield
      2014-11-25 23:56:24 +1300
      April nijland
      2014-11-25 19:59:57 +1300
      Jacqueline Knox
      2014-11-22 08:15:20 +1300
      Hahna Briggs
      2014-11-19 15:30:38 +1300
      Silke
      2014-11-19 15:00:53 +1300
      Kimberley Marsh
      2014-11-18 20:40:37 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-11-17 21:07:19 +1300
      Chris Armstrong
      2014-11-17 21:00:33 +1300
      rach
      2014-11-17 20:49:24 +1300
      Lindon Moodie
      2014-11-17 20:35:13 +1300
      Emma Bugden
      2014-11-17 20:28:00 +1300
      B Morgan Murrah
      2014-11-17 20:08:51 +1300

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