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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
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)
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.
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 :)
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
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 :)