I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart

By Slayton Hurst Bourdon

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I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

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It is dusk. Two men are in bed. They have just had sex - or were they making love? Over the course of one conversation we discover that they have been here, together, before. But where will they go from here? "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" is a short dramatic film, an anti-romance about the ways people keep themselves from loving one another.

"I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" will be roughly 15 minutes long, shot with two actors in two locations. Our goal is to secure funding for a shoot conducted over 3 nights in September 2013 and our budget is approximately $10,000. Help us cover production costs for this unique piece of Kiwi cinema!


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Past the Halfway Point

17/08/2013 at 11:28 PM

Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed! We are into the second half of the campaign and it is so important that you all keep telling your friends and family.

Molly M, Michael Mabbett, Phillie Holmes, Andrew Stichbury, James Jordan Winstanley, Shaun Caple, Tom Clarke, Cheryl Suess, Paul Rad, Rahine, Paul Wolffram, Melissa Chan, Tanya Roberson, Hemi Frires, Kelly Burt, Jose M Gomex and the three additional mystery donors (you know who you are!), did you ever know that you're my hero and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Kieran Charnock, Editor

23/07/2013 at 11:12 AM

Kieran is an actor, filmmaking multihyphenate and musician. Born in Wales, he spent his childhood and teenage years divided between the UK and New Zealand. He studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, took part in a TEFL course in Prague and has been part of the Wellington-based Long Cloud Theatre Company since 2011. During his studies he won the Battison Award for Best Drama Performance and the Westpac Award for Best Drama Student. In 2012 he toured with the Ugly Shakespeare Company and worked as a stunt double on “The Hobbit”. He is currently working as a freelance editor, director and film technician under the label ReSeeIt and is in the pitching stage for the TV pilot “NZ: Live on Stage” and developing the script for another, “Unfamiliar”. 

Photo by Nikita Brown


MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Kiran Matthews, Director of Photography

23/07/2013 at 11:10 AM

Kiran was born in Leeds and spent the first 8 years of his life in the UK before moving to New Zealand. Since 2010 he has resided in Wellington where he has been studying Media & Design Innovation and directing and photographing films, including the 2011 feature “You’re Dead, Ted”. He is the Creative Director of the Wellington-based Designgel design firm, and the developer of the independent, web-based journalism project NWZ which met its PledgeMe goal of $4000 this year.

Photo by Nikita Brown


MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Francis Gordon, Actor ("The Kiwi")

23/07/2013 at 1:52 AM

Francis was born in Glasgow and spent his childhood between the UK and New Zealand. He has been based in Wellington since 2011 after spending ten years in Dunedin. He is an accomplished painter whose works are inspired by pixel art and classic video games. His paintings have been shown in galleries around New Zealand such as Fancy Pigeon and Matchbox and have sold both locally and overseas. He is also the creator of the Every Demographic web comic. “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” is his first professional acting role.

Photo by Nikita Brown


MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Nikolaus Garmel, Actor ("The Foreigner")

23/07/2013 at 1:49 AM

Nikolaus - Niko to his friends - was born in Kazakhstan to German parents and raised in Dillingen in Bavaria. He worked as a bank clerk for 7 years and studied Economics at the BOS Neu-Ulm where he was active in drama. Scouted while on a working holiday in New Zealand, he has extended his stay to accommodate the shooting of “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart”, which is his first professional acting role.

Photo by Nikita Brown


MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Johnny Crawford, Producer

23/07/2013 at 1:47 AM

Originally from Timaru, Johnny has been living in Wellington since 2008. An alumnus of Victoria University, he has been working on independent film and theatre productions since 2010, including nine with his friend and collaborator Slayton Hurst Bourdon (with whom he is a founding member of the Beefilm production house) and five directorial credits. As part of the Making Friends theatre collective he produced the critically acclaimed 2013 Fringe Festival production Rageface, which was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the festival. He is also on the committee of the Wellington Film Society.

Photo by Nikita Brown


MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Slayton Hurst Bourdon, Director/writer

23/07/2013 at 1:45 AM

Slayton is a filmmaker, writer and musician based in Wellington since 2010. Born in America, he grew up in Whanganui and divided his teenage years between New Zealand and Vermont. Studying Film at Victoria University of Wellington, he has worked on over a dozen shorts since 2010 and directed an experimental documentary, “Lines”, in 2011. He is also an accomplished jazz vocalist who took part in Allstate choirs in the USA and has numerous performance credits to his name around the Wellington region. “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” is his first narrative directorial work and is based on an autobiographical story. 

Photo by Nikita Brown

Thank You!

22/07/2013 at 1:25 PM

A big thanks from the crew of I Let a Song Go Out off My Heart to Songtao Leo, Matt Loveranes, Kim, Lynn Hurst, Patricia Hetherington, Chris Yee, Charlie Hopkin, Smart and the two anonymous (but probably extremely attractive) mystery philanthropists! 

L-R: Slayton Hurst Bourdon (director/writer), Francis Gordon (actor), Nikolaus Garmel (actor), Kiran Matthews (DoP), Kieran Charnock (editor), Cory Knights (lighting), Johnny Crawford (producer). Photo by Nikita Brown

Please keep promoting the page to friends and family! These prizes are unbelievable!

Selected storyboards from 'I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart'

23/07/2013 at 1:28 PM


Storyboards by Lynn Hurst

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    2013-08-19 14:05:58 +1200
    Molly M
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    Michael Mabbett
    2013-08-14 16:58:34 +1200
    Phillie Holmes
    2013-08-14 02:15:04 +1200
    Andrew Stichbury
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    James Jordan Winstanley
    2013-08-08 13:25:21 +1200
    Shaun Caple
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    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

    Project 2012-07-17 03:53:23 +1200

    It is dusk. Two men are in bed. They have just had sex - or were they making love? Over the course of one conversation we discover that they have been here, together, before. But where will they go from here? "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" is a short dramatic film, an anti-romance about the ways people keep themselves from loving one another.

    "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" will be roughly 15 minutes long, shot with two actors in two locations. Our goal is to secure funding for a shoot conducted over 3 nights in September 2013 and our budget is approximately $10,000. Help us cover production costs for this unique piece of Kiwi cinema!


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    Past the Halfway Point

    17/08/2013 at 11:28 PM

    Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed! We are into the second half of the campaign and it is so important that you all keep telling your friends and family.

    Molly M, Michael Mabbett, Phillie Holmes, Andrew Stichbury, James Jordan Winstanley, Shaun Caple, Tom Clarke, Cheryl Suess, Paul Rad, Rahine, Paul Wolffram, Melissa Chan, Tanya Roberson, Hemi Frires, Kelly Burt, Jose M Gomex and the three additional mystery donors (you know who you are!), did you ever know that you're my hero and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

    MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Kieran Charnock, Editor

    23/07/2013 at 11:12 AM

    Kieran is an actor, filmmaking multihyphenate and musician. Born in Wales, he spent his childhood and teenage years divided between the UK and New Zealand. He studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, took part in a TEFL course in Prague and has been part of the Wellington-based Long Cloud Theatre Company since 2011. During his studies he won the Battison Award for Best Drama Performance and the Westpac Award for Best Drama Student. In 2012 he toured with the Ugly Shakespeare Company and worked as a stunt double on “The Hobbit”. He is currently working as a freelance editor, director and film technician under the label ReSeeIt and is in the pitching stage for the TV pilot “NZ: Live on Stage” and developing the script for another, “Unfamiliar”. 

    Photo by Nikita Brown


    MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Kiran Matthews, Director of Photography

    23/07/2013 at 11:10 AM

    Kiran was born in Leeds and spent the first 8 years of his life in the UK before moving to New Zealand. Since 2010 he has resided in Wellington where he has been studying Media & Design Innovation and directing and photographing films, including the 2011 feature “You’re Dead, Ted”. He is the Creative Director of the Wellington-based Designgel design firm, and the developer of the independent, web-based journalism project NWZ which met its PledgeMe goal of $4000 this year.

    Photo by Nikita Brown


    MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Francis Gordon, Actor ("The Kiwi")

    23/07/2013 at 1:52 AM

    Francis was born in Glasgow and spent his childhood between the UK and New Zealand. He has been based in Wellington since 2011 after spending ten years in Dunedin. He is an accomplished painter whose works are inspired by pixel art and classic video games. His paintings have been shown in galleries around New Zealand such as Fancy Pigeon and Matchbox and have sold both locally and overseas. He is also the creator of the Every Demographic web comic. “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” is his first professional acting role.

    Photo by Nikita Brown


    MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Nikolaus Garmel, Actor ("The Foreigner")

    23/07/2013 at 1:49 AM

    Nikolaus - Niko to his friends - was born in Kazakhstan to German parents and raised in Dillingen in Bavaria. He worked as a bank clerk for 7 years and studied Economics at the BOS Neu-Ulm where he was active in drama. Scouted while on a working holiday in New Zealand, he has extended his stay to accommodate the shooting of “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart”, which is his first professional acting role.

    Photo by Nikita Brown


    MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Johnny Crawford, Producer

    23/07/2013 at 1:47 AM

    Originally from Timaru, Johnny has been living in Wellington since 2008. An alumnus of Victoria University, he has been working on independent film and theatre productions since 2010, including nine with his friend and collaborator Slayton Hurst Bourdon (with whom he is a founding member of the Beefilm production house) and five directorial credits. As part of the Making Friends theatre collective he produced the critically acclaimed 2013 Fringe Festival production Rageface, which was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the festival. He is also on the committee of the Wellington Film Society.

    Photo by Nikita Brown


    MEET THE CAST AND CREW - Slayton Hurst Bourdon, Director/writer

    23/07/2013 at 1:45 AM

    Slayton is a filmmaker, writer and musician based in Wellington since 2010. Born in America, he grew up in Whanganui and divided his teenage years between New Zealand and Vermont. Studying Film at Victoria University of Wellington, he has worked on over a dozen shorts since 2010 and directed an experimental documentary, “Lines”, in 2011. He is also an accomplished jazz vocalist who took part in Allstate choirs in the USA and has numerous performance credits to his name around the Wellington region. “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” is his first narrative directorial work and is based on an autobiographical story. 

    Photo by Nikita Brown

    Thank You!

    22/07/2013 at 1:25 PM

    A big thanks from the crew of I Let a Song Go Out off My Heart to Songtao Leo, Matt Loveranes, Kim, Lynn Hurst, Patricia Hetherington, Chris Yee, Charlie Hopkin, Smart and the two anonymous (but probably extremely attractive) mystery philanthropists! 

    L-R: Slayton Hurst Bourdon (director/writer), Francis Gordon (actor), Nikolaus Garmel (actor), Kiran Matthews (DoP), Kieran Charnock (editor), Cory Knights (lighting), Johnny Crawford (producer). Photo by Nikita Brown

    Please keep promoting the page to friends and family! These prizes are unbelievable!

    Selected storyboards from 'I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart'

    23/07/2013 at 1:28 PM


    Storyboards by Lynn Hurst

      Evie Grace Haverkort
      2013-09-12 18:42:47 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-12 18:26:54 +1200
      Shona Kavanagh
      2013-09-08 08:37:16 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-05 18:33:10 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-05 15:33:13 +1200
      James Wallace Arts Trust
      2013-09-04 14:22:24 +1200
      Rebecca
      2013-09-03 02:02:02 +1200
      John Edward Myers
      2013-09-03 00:16:41 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-02 23:47:00 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-09-01 19:55:23 +1200
      Charlie Gavey
      2013-09-01 17:54:58 +1200
      Nandini Ghosh
      2013-08-31 10:30:38 +1200
      Nick Clarke
      2013-08-29 23:08:47 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-29 14:13:36 +1200
      Adam Jenkins
      2013-08-29 11:11:58 +1200
      Adam Goodall
      2013-08-27 15:59:03 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-26 21:30:30 +1200
      Brogan Powlesland
      2013-08-25 18:46:04 +1200
      Beth Houlbrooke
      2013-08-25 16:45:59 +1200
      Anna Guenther
      2013-08-25 16:45:19 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-08-24 13:23:44 +1200
      Justin Soong
      2013-08-23 22:44:41 +1200
      Caitlin
      2013-08-21 14:25:01 +1200
      Jake Lin
      2013-08-19 14:05:58 +1200
      Molly M
      2013-08-17 10:20:47 +1200
      Michael Mabbett
      2013-08-14 16:58:34 +1200
      Phillie Holmes
      2013-08-14 02:15:04 +1200
      Andrew Stichbury
      2013-08-09 16:43:15 +1200
      James Jordan Winstanley
      2013-08-08 13:25:21 +1200
      Shaun Caple
      2013-08-06 20:43:27 +1200

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