New Net - Short Film

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New Net - Short Film

Project 2015-10-08 23:45:40 +1300

Short film: approx. 12-13 minutes running time

Writers Wayne Te Tai and Marie Thompson

Characters:

Cody (m) 10 year old boy


Nana Tui (f) 60-70 year old Kuia

Puggy (m) 10 year old boy

Polly (f) 10 year old girl

Extras Approximately 8 people

Location Te Karaka in the Hokianga

 

 

SYNOPSIS

New Net is based on the relationship between a mokopuna (Cody) and his Nana (Tui). The story also shares the friendship between Cody (Te Kiwa Whatuira) and Puggy (Tawiti Harrison).  It is set in the early 80s, rural Te Karaka, on the North Hokianga. Cody is walking eyes wide open into the unknown world of his Nana Tui. A bus ride home on the gravel road to his nana’s home in Te Karaka prepares Cody for an unusual turn of events starting with Puggy’s retelling of the latest adventure book he has only just read. Puggy knows how to embellish a story, recalling the twists and plot as they are relived with much enthusiasm and imagination. The adventures and reliving of the story is in fact a necessary tool to distract Puggy from the reality of his home life. He is acutely aware that his karani (grandfather) does not have long to live and this is causing him some distress.

Cody is a quiet typical 10 year old boy who treats his Nana with respect and, in many ways, with awe. Nana Tui enjoys the company of her mokopuna though there is something special about their relationship. But when Cody begins to experience some unexplainable phenomena he starts to question what is real and what is beyond his very limited experience and understanding of life and death. A journey that Nana Tui is very acustom to and knows is a natural experience to her young mokopuna.

Sure enough in the dark of the night Cody if delivered a 'messsage' . He conveys this message to his Nana but she is poised and prepares to receive then interpret the disclosure. Nana Tui knows it's meaning, but is unwilling to share the message with Cody. Events unfold for Cody and his friend Puggy, for a powerful moment life and death merge for a while and then part company warmly again, allowing Cody’s bright re-entrance into a deeper understanding, but this time with strength and hope.

 
 

Why is this short film different?

This is a unique story of Maori culture and tradition. It is rooted in rural life and does not depict bad cultural stereotypes which are so often the subject of many films. It touches on a spiritual side of Maori culture which is not often depicted in mainstream media and is based around a strong holding inter-generational relationship. A key part of the aural traditions of Maori communities, especially in the eighties.
 
The film title 'new net' comes from the proverb 'the old net is put aside while the new net goes fishing'. The meaning is about our elders allowing the young to move toward'.
 
 
 

Our Crew

Our crew are all gifting their talent and time in order to create this little piece of work. We are very grateful for this. We are already being exceptionally resourceful in sourcing the people and gear we need to bring this project to life, We hope you will join out team in making that possible with your (koha) donation. Every little bit counts!
 
 

Your Contribution

We are looking to raise enough funds to take care of our crew and ensure the best possible result for the film. So in order to be ready to shoot by this December we are pledging for $6000 to ensure everything can go ahead. Here is a very modest look at our stripped back bare costs:
 
  • Camera and Lighting equipment - $3000
  • Koha Travel money for our generous crew - $1000
  • Food - $1000 (for out 15+ odd crew)
  • Marae accomidation $500
  • Koha to the Marae - $500
 
However  we are hoping for a bit more to be able to do justice to our beautiful film that we shoot.
We will need additional support to help its international wings spread and prepare it to be seen by the world.
Modest Post Production costs start at $3000+ for things like:
  •  Original Royalty Free Music
  •  Audio processing
  •  Film festival entry submission fees and supplying supporting formats for screeening

 

 

Comments

Updates 1

Looking For Crew!

15/10/2015 at 8:53 PM

We are looking to secure some crew for the shoot. 

Sound Recordist/Boom Op,

Stills Photographer

Make up Artist

Costume Assistant

 

Email a brief summary of work experience to Nina at ; [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Pledgers 15

    [email protected]
    2015-11-16 14:57:14 +1300

    "I'm really looking to this film. "

    Maria Semmons
    2015-11-14 21:27:48 +1300

    "Good luck cuz, you are a man of many talents! I hope this helps :-) Arohanui Dean and Maria "

    Georgina Peterson
    2015-11-13 13:46:58 +1300

    "Keep up the mahi - great local content! "

    Hera Linter-Cole
    2015-11-12 08:51:54 +1300

    "Ko te tumanako te manu ka rere!"

    G.M.Linter-Cole
    2015-11-12 07:26:33 +1300

    "Tino pai e te tuakana"

    John Ururoa
    2015-11-11 17:12:43 +1300

    "This will be great. Can't Wait!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-03 22:48:15 +1300

    "Good Luck "

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-10-16 16:23:40 +1300
    Lorinda Robinson
    2015-10-16 14:00:08 +1300

    "Good luck with your film. Looking forward to seeing the final product. "

    Phil Nichola Brown
    2015-10-15 11:37:33 +1300

    "Looking forward to seeing the movie Tawiti:-)"

    Paul
    2015-10-15 02:12:09 +1300

    "All the Best for the Film. Don't have any worries about the food or accomodation,it's second to none,😀👍"

    serenity
    2015-10-14 19:29:01 +1300

    "Nga mihi nui. I proud to tautoko our raw and unique talented whanau. Na Te whanau o Te Shed xx "

    Lanita Ririnui Ryan
    2015-10-13 10:51:48 +1300

    "Our lil koha from Uncle Jus, Aunty Neat, Ngahere, Awanui, Nan & Koko. Ka nui te aroha ki a koe Tawiti.Nga mihi mahana ki ngā kaimahi kiriata"

    Kevin Harrison
    2015-10-13 09:33:59 +1300

    "Good luck whanau"

    William
    2015-10-13 00:25:13 +1300

    "Everyone worked so hard on this short film, so happy for the cast and crew. A great story for Hokianga & New Zealand/Aotearoa. Pls support. "

    Followers 2

    Followers of New Net - Short Film

    New Net - Short Film

    Project 2015-10-08 23:45:40 +1300

    Short film: approx. 12-13 minutes running time

    Writers Wayne Te Tai and Marie Thompson

    Characters:

    Cody (m) 10 year old boy


    Nana Tui (f) 60-70 year old Kuia

    Puggy (m) 10 year old boy

    Polly (f) 10 year old girl

    Extras Approximately 8 people

    Location Te Karaka in the Hokianga

     

     

    SYNOPSIS

    New Net is based on the relationship between a mokopuna (Cody) and his Nana (Tui). The story also shares the friendship between Cody (Te Kiwa Whatuira) and Puggy (Tawiti Harrison).  It is set in the early 80s, rural Te Karaka, on the North Hokianga. Cody is walking eyes wide open into the unknown world of his Nana Tui. A bus ride home on the gravel road to his nana’s home in Te Karaka prepares Cody for an unusual turn of events starting with Puggy’s retelling of the latest adventure book he has only just read. Puggy knows how to embellish a story, recalling the twists and plot as they are relived with much enthusiasm and imagination. The adventures and reliving of the story is in fact a necessary tool to distract Puggy from the reality of his home life. He is acutely aware that his karani (grandfather) does not have long to live and this is causing him some distress.

    Cody is a quiet typical 10 year old boy who treats his Nana with respect and, in many ways, with awe. Nana Tui enjoys the company of her mokopuna though there is something special about their relationship. But when Cody begins to experience some unexplainable phenomena he starts to question what is real and what is beyond his very limited experience and understanding of life and death. A journey that Nana Tui is very acustom to and knows is a natural experience to her young mokopuna.

    Sure enough in the dark of the night Cody if delivered a 'messsage' . He conveys this message to his Nana but she is poised and prepares to receive then interpret the disclosure. Nana Tui knows it's meaning, but is unwilling to share the message with Cody. Events unfold for Cody and his friend Puggy, for a powerful moment life and death merge for a while and then part company warmly again, allowing Cody’s bright re-entrance into a deeper understanding, but this time with strength and hope.

     
     

    Why is this short film different?

    This is a unique story of Maori culture and tradition. It is rooted in rural life and does not depict bad cultural stereotypes which are so often the subject of many films. It touches on a spiritual side of Maori culture which is not often depicted in mainstream media and is based around a strong holding inter-generational relationship. A key part of the aural traditions of Maori communities, especially in the eighties.
     
    The film title 'new net' comes from the proverb 'the old net is put aside while the new net goes fishing'. The meaning is about our elders allowing the young to move toward'.
     
     
     

    Our Crew

    Our crew are all gifting their talent and time in order to create this little piece of work. We are very grateful for this. We are already being exceptionally resourceful in sourcing the people and gear we need to bring this project to life, We hope you will join out team in making that possible with your (koha) donation. Every little bit counts!
     
     

    Your Contribution

    We are looking to raise enough funds to take care of our crew and ensure the best possible result for the film. So in order to be ready to shoot by this December we are pledging for $6000 to ensure everything can go ahead. Here is a very modest look at our stripped back bare costs:
     
    • Camera and Lighting equipment - $3000
    • Koha Travel money for our generous crew - $1000
    • Food - $1000 (for out 15+ odd crew)
    • Marae accomidation $500
    • Koha to the Marae - $500
     
    However  we are hoping for a bit more to be able to do justice to our beautiful film that we shoot.
    We will need additional support to help its international wings spread and prepare it to be seen by the world.
    Modest Post Production costs start at $3000+ for things like:
    •  Original Royalty Free Music
    •  Audio processing
    •  Film festival entry submission fees and supplying supporting formats for screeening

     

     

    Comments

    Looking For Crew!

    15/10/2015 at 8:53 PM

    We are looking to secure some crew for the shoot. 

    Sound Recordist/Boom Op,

    Stills Photographer

    Make up Artist

    Costume Assistant

     

    Email a brief summary of work experience to Nina at ; [email protected]

     

     

     

     

     

     

      [email protected]
      2015-11-16 14:57:14 +1300

      "I'm really looking to this film. "

      Maria Semmons
      2015-11-14 21:27:48 +1300

      "Good luck cuz, you are a man of many talents! I hope this helps :-) Arohanui Dean and Maria "

      Georgina Peterson
      2015-11-13 13:46:58 +1300

      "Keep up the mahi - great local content! "

      Hera Linter-Cole
      2015-11-12 08:51:54 +1300

      "Ko te tumanako te manu ka rere!"

      G.M.Linter-Cole
      2015-11-12 07:26:33 +1300

      "Tino pai e te tuakana"

      John Ururoa
      2015-11-11 17:12:43 +1300

      "This will be great. Can't Wait!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-03 22:48:15 +1300

      "Good Luck "

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-10-16 16:23:40 +1300
      Lorinda Robinson
      2015-10-16 14:00:08 +1300

      "Good luck with your film. Looking forward to seeing the final product. "

      Phil Nichola Brown
      2015-10-15 11:37:33 +1300

      "Looking forward to seeing the movie Tawiti:-)"

      Paul
      2015-10-15 02:12:09 +1300

      "All the Best for the Film. Don't have any worries about the food or accomodation,it's second to none,😀👍"

      serenity
      2015-10-14 19:29:01 +1300

      "Nga mihi nui. I proud to tautoko our raw and unique talented whanau. Na Te whanau o Te Shed xx "

      Lanita Ririnui Ryan
      2015-10-13 10:51:48 +1300

      "Our lil koha from Uncle Jus, Aunty Neat, Ngahere, Awanui, Nan & Koko. Ka nui te aroha ki a koe Tawiti.Nga mihi mahana ki ngā kaimahi kiriata"

      Kevin Harrison
      2015-10-13 09:33:59 +1300

      "Good luck whanau"

      William
      2015-10-13 00:25:13 +1300

      "Everyone worked so hard on this short film, so happy for the cast and crew. A great story for Hokianga & New Zealand/Aotearoa. Pls support. "

      Followers of New Net - Short Film

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 16/11/2015 at 8:00 PM.