Short Film: The Road Home

By Brindi

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Short Film: The Road Home

Project 2015-11-07 15:26:16 +1300

THE ROAD HOME

We want to tell a story about Christchurch that isn't about the earthquakes. As important as those stories are, there is more to Christchurch than the earthquakes and more to Canterbury than Christchurch. We want to tell this story that highlights the personal connection to this place with Christchurch and Canterbury landscapes at its heart. 

WHAT IS IT?

A story about Jonathan, an eighteen-year-old American who travels to Christchurch to reconnect with his kiwi roots and find the father he never knew — a well-regarded Canterbury photographer.

Travelling to Arthur's Pass — the scene of one of his father's iconic photographs — Jonathan discovers the man he never knew and landscapes he does not remember.

IT'S FOR CHRISTCHURCH

Once the film is done and dusted we'll hold two Christchurch-focused short film festivals — a curated collection of short films by Cantabrians, about Canterbury that are spirited, uplifting, unexpected and engaging. The festivals will be held at The Commons with support from Gap Filler. They'll be free to the community with complementary hot drinks and popcorn. Koha donations will be paid forward to local community groups.

 

WE'VE COME SO FAR

Produce & Writer, Brindi Joy, accepts the "soup pot" at CHCH Soup.

WHAT DO WE STILL NEED?

Before we can say, "Lights, camera, action!" we need:

  • $800 toward high quality camera hire
  • $600 for lights hire
  • $500 for petrol money to get us from Point A to Point B and beyond!
  • $500 contingency fund  

A LITTLE ABOUT US...

  

Mikaela Rüegg (Director): has a name that smiles back at you. She has years experience in the performing arts and production, most notably in musical theatre and filmmaking. She has five years' experience with the 48 Hours Film Festival. 

Brindi Joy (Producer, Writer): has lived in Seattle, Denver, New Orleans and now lives in Christchurch where she makes the most of the mountains and the sea. Brindi adapted The Road Home for screen from her short story that appeared in the 2014 collection: Sweet As: Contemporary Short Stories by New Zealanders.

David Jensen (Cinematographer): is an eighteen year TV camerman and veteran, dabbling in feature film including the recent, Netherwood shot in Waipara. He is also a film instructor at St Andrews College in Christchurch. David looks forward to capturing Canterbury's stunning, sweeping landscapes for The Road Home.  

Angus Simmons (lead actor): is a baritone from Christchurch who is currently studying toward a Bachelor of Music at the University of Canterbury. The Road Home is Angus' first major work in film, having spent most of his acting experience onstage.

Tessa Livingston (lead actress): is passionate about performing arts. The Road Home is the first of many steps toward turning her passion into profession. She is currently in her fourth year at the University of Canterbury, studying for a BSc Honours of Speech and Language pathology.

Brett McPhail (actor): is a recent graduate of the University of Canterbury. Acting is his passion and he has been active in musical theatre with both the University of Canterbury Musical Theatre Society and Showbiz Christchurch. The Road Home is Brett's first foray into film.

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An update from 'The Road Home'

19/01/2016 at 8:36 PM

Hello friends!

Thank you so much for your support for The Road Home! We have so much good news to share with you.

First, we wrapped filming last week. Our last day was in Arthur's Pass and the weather gods played nice with us. It was an amazing four-day shoot and everything went really smoothly. Be sure to check out our Facebook page where we'll publish behind-the-scenes photos and keep you up-to-date with our progress.

In other amazing news, because of you we met our PledgeMe funding goal. Woo hoo!

We certainly could not have made this Canterbury short film without you. You're the best!

We only have a few more days left on the campaign, so if you know someone who would love to donate to such a project, please pass it on. We're into post-production now and could always use some extra funding. And to that end, we've just added an extra epic reward for those folks wanting to donate $75. Check it out!

The next step for us? We're organising a Canterbury Shorts Film Festival for March that will profile local short films and it will host the world premiere of The Road Home. We hope to see you all there! And do keep an eye out in coming weeks around the Christchurch CBD as Phantom Billstickers will be postering bollards ahead of the screening and film festival. Exciting!

If you know any local filmmakers who might like to have their short film screened at the festival, please do pass on our call for submissions on The Big Idea. We're still looking for films!

But wait...there's more! If you're interested in hearing more about the inspiration behind this project, I'll be speaking at the next PechaKucha in Christchurch on 2 March 2016. That date has yet to be announced formally. You heard it here first!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AGAIN! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

All the best,

Brindi

    Pledgers 36

    Stephanie
    2016-01-21 08:43:53 +1300

    "I feel inspired by this project!"

    Sarah Wright
    2016-01-20 21:36:20 +1300
    Stephen joy
    2016-01-17 19:43:43 +1300
    Julie
    2016-01-15 09:51:08 +1300
    Katherine Christensen
    2016-01-14 22:20:44 +1300

    "Well done! Look forward to seeing the film."

    Will Black
    2016-01-14 11:21:50 +1300
    Diana
    2016-01-13 09:35:48 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-12 22:07:46 +1300

    "Genius beautiful hard working people. Creativity lives on in these young artists - RIP David Bowie"

    Amy Head
    2016-01-08 15:30:33 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-01-04 15:18:42 +1300
    Kate Lindale
    2015-12-16 11:20:20 +1300
    Christine Livingston
    2015-12-16 08:15:37 +1300

    "Awesome effort , team Canterbury!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-12-11 17:15:22 +1300

    "Looking forward to seeing this get over the line! What a terrific sounding project! Best of luck! :)"

    Jasmine Isabel
    2015-12-11 15:15:59 +1300

    "Brindi, I love your short story and I can't wait to see your screen adaptation. It is going to be an exciting summer!"

    Celia
    2015-12-11 14:43:22 +1300
    Stewart Kaa
    2015-12-11 01:38:05 +1300

    "Positive and we love it! All the best in getting this on the international stage!!"

    Laura
    2015-12-10 21:17:21 +1300

    "Go team! Can't wait to watch it whilst eating pop corn!"

    Rowena McNabb
    2015-12-09 19:40:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-24 08:23:14 +1300
    bernie hall
    2015-11-23 16:16:55 +1300

    "Hi Brindi, I love your writing and your enthusiasm. The project sounds wonderful. Best of luck. And here's to my front seat! Bernie"

    Wendy Moore
    2015-11-20 19:23:07 +1300

    "Hi Brindi, I put your story last in 'Sweet As' - such a strong note to end on! It will make a great film. Good luck! Wendy Moore, Co-editor"

    Sue Chester
    2015-11-18 13:35:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-18 11:02:17 +1300
    Rose Collins
    2015-11-17 20:33:11 +1300
    Morrin Rout
    2015-11-16 09:25:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-14 17:12:14 +1300
    Isabelle Gremminger
    2015-11-14 15:52:28 +1300
    Ann Tietyen
    2015-11-14 10:04:38 +1300

    "This is an awesome project!!! Glad to support this in any way we can."

    Steve Ranford
    2015-11-13 21:21:00 +1300

    "A positive step to take Christchurch beyond the earthquakes !"

    Jo Davy
    2015-11-13 20:23:45 +1300

    Followers 4

    Followers of Short Film: The Road Home

    Short Film: The Road Home

    Project 2015-11-07 15:26:16 +1300

    THE ROAD HOME

    We want to tell a story about Christchurch that isn't about the earthquakes. As important as those stories are, there is more to Christchurch than the earthquakes and more to Canterbury than Christchurch. We want to tell this story that highlights the personal connection to this place with Christchurch and Canterbury landscapes at its heart. 

    WHAT IS IT?

    A story about Jonathan, an eighteen-year-old American who travels to Christchurch to reconnect with his kiwi roots and find the father he never knew — a well-regarded Canterbury photographer.

    Travelling to Arthur's Pass — the scene of one of his father's iconic photographs — Jonathan discovers the man he never knew and landscapes he does not remember.

    IT'S FOR CHRISTCHURCH

    Once the film is done and dusted we'll hold two Christchurch-focused short film festivals — a curated collection of short films by Cantabrians, about Canterbury that are spirited, uplifting, unexpected and engaging. The festivals will be held at The Commons with support from Gap Filler. They'll be free to the community with complementary hot drinks and popcorn. Koha donations will be paid forward to local community groups.

     

    WE'VE COME SO FAR

    Produce & Writer, Brindi Joy, accepts the "soup pot" at CHCH Soup.

    WHAT DO WE STILL NEED?

    Before we can say, "Lights, camera, action!" we need:

    • $800 toward high quality camera hire
    • $600 for lights hire
    • $500 for petrol money to get us from Point A to Point B and beyond!
    • $500 contingency fund  

    A LITTLE ABOUT US...

      

    Mikaela Rüegg (Director): has a name that smiles back at you. She has years experience in the performing arts and production, most notably in musical theatre and filmmaking. She has five years' experience with the 48 Hours Film Festival. 

    Brindi Joy (Producer, Writer): has lived in Seattle, Denver, New Orleans and now lives in Christchurch where she makes the most of the mountains and the sea. Brindi adapted The Road Home for screen from her short story that appeared in the 2014 collection: Sweet As: Contemporary Short Stories by New Zealanders.

    David Jensen (Cinematographer): is an eighteen year TV camerman and veteran, dabbling in feature film including the recent, Netherwood shot in Waipara. He is also a film instructor at St Andrews College in Christchurch. David looks forward to capturing Canterbury's stunning, sweeping landscapes for The Road Home.  

    Angus Simmons (lead actor): is a baritone from Christchurch who is currently studying toward a Bachelor of Music at the University of Canterbury. The Road Home is Angus' first major work in film, having spent most of his acting experience onstage.

    Tessa Livingston (lead actress): is passionate about performing arts. The Road Home is the first of many steps toward turning her passion into profession. She is currently in her fourth year at the University of Canterbury, studying for a BSc Honours of Speech and Language pathology.

    Brett McPhail (actor): is a recent graduate of the University of Canterbury. Acting is his passion and he has been active in musical theatre with both the University of Canterbury Musical Theatre Society and Showbiz Christchurch. The Road Home is Brett's first foray into film.

    Comments

    An update from 'The Road Home'

    19/01/2016 at 8:36 PM

    Hello friends!

    Thank you so much for your support for The Road Home! We have so much good news to share with you.

    First, we wrapped filming last week. Our last day was in Arthur's Pass and the weather gods played nice with us. It was an amazing four-day shoot and everything went really smoothly. Be sure to check out our Facebook page where we'll publish behind-the-scenes photos and keep you up-to-date with our progress.

    In other amazing news, because of you we met our PledgeMe funding goal. Woo hoo!

    We certainly could not have made this Canterbury short film without you. You're the best!

    We only have a few more days left on the campaign, so if you know someone who would love to donate to such a project, please pass it on. We're into post-production now and could always use some extra funding. And to that end, we've just added an extra epic reward for those folks wanting to donate $75. Check it out!

    The next step for us? We're organising a Canterbury Shorts Film Festival for March that will profile local short films and it will host the world premiere of The Road Home. We hope to see you all there! And do keep an eye out in coming weeks around the Christchurch CBD as Phantom Billstickers will be postering bollards ahead of the screening and film festival. Exciting!

    If you know any local filmmakers who might like to have their short film screened at the festival, please do pass on our call for submissions on The Big Idea. We're still looking for films!

    But wait...there's more! If you're interested in hearing more about the inspiration behind this project, I'll be speaking at the next PechaKucha in Christchurch on 2 March 2016. That date has yet to be announced formally. You heard it here first!

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AGAIN! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    I look forward to seeing you all soon.

    All the best,

    Brindi

      Stephanie
      2016-01-21 08:43:53 +1300

      "I feel inspired by this project!"

      Sarah Wright
      2016-01-20 21:36:20 +1300
      Stephen joy
      2016-01-17 19:43:43 +1300
      Julie
      2016-01-15 09:51:08 +1300
      Katherine Christensen
      2016-01-14 22:20:44 +1300

      "Well done! Look forward to seeing the film."

      Will Black
      2016-01-14 11:21:50 +1300
      Diana
      2016-01-13 09:35:48 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-12 22:07:46 +1300

      "Genius beautiful hard working people. Creativity lives on in these young artists - RIP David Bowie"

      Amy Head
      2016-01-08 15:30:33 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-01-04 15:18:42 +1300
      Kate Lindale
      2015-12-16 11:20:20 +1300
      Christine Livingston
      2015-12-16 08:15:37 +1300

      "Awesome effort , team Canterbury!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-12-11 17:15:22 +1300

      "Looking forward to seeing this get over the line! What a terrific sounding project! Best of luck! :)"

      Jasmine Isabel
      2015-12-11 15:15:59 +1300

      "Brindi, I love your short story and I can't wait to see your screen adaptation. It is going to be an exciting summer!"

      Celia
      2015-12-11 14:43:22 +1300
      Stewart Kaa
      2015-12-11 01:38:05 +1300

      "Positive and we love it! All the best in getting this on the international stage!!"

      Laura
      2015-12-10 21:17:21 +1300

      "Go team! Can't wait to watch it whilst eating pop corn!"

      Rowena McNabb
      2015-12-09 19:40:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-24 08:23:14 +1300
      bernie hall
      2015-11-23 16:16:55 +1300

      "Hi Brindi, I love your writing and your enthusiasm. The project sounds wonderful. Best of luck. And here's to my front seat! Bernie"

      Wendy Moore
      2015-11-20 19:23:07 +1300

      "Hi Brindi, I put your story last in 'Sweet As' - such a strong note to end on! It will make a great film. Good luck! Wendy Moore, Co-editor"

      Sue Chester
      2015-11-18 13:35:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-18 11:02:17 +1300
      Rose Collins
      2015-11-17 20:33:11 +1300
      Morrin Rout
      2015-11-16 09:25:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-14 17:12:14 +1300
      Isabelle Gremminger
      2015-11-14 15:52:28 +1300
      Ann Tietyen
      2015-11-14 10:04:38 +1300

      "This is an awesome project!!! Glad to support this in any way we can."

      Steve Ranford
      2015-11-13 21:21:00 +1300

      "A positive step to take Christchurch beyond the earthquakes !"

      Jo Davy
      2015-11-13 20:23:45 +1300

      Followers of Short Film: The Road Home

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 22/01/2016 at 10:00 PM.