NORTH feature film

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NORTH Feature Film

Project 2012-09-30 23:47:29 +1300

“North” is a micro-budget full-length feature film being produced by film students. The writer/director Ben Childs has years of experience in short film directing and recognition of his work is steadily growing in the Christchurch/Wellington film scene. “North” is a dark coming-of-age road movie about the pressures at the beginning of adulthood. Our characters dramatic journey will play out against the stunning visual backdrop on route from Queenstown to the Abel Tasman national park. This film will capture the cinematic beauty of New Zealand's South Island whilst delving deep into the heart of today's youth.



Anyone who has any knowledge of film production will know that a $6000 budget is an extremely small amount of money for a full length feature! But you know students; we beg, borrow and steal! ...And we ask for the help of lovely people (like yourself) that support innovative, motivated students and the New Zealand film industry!

To get an idea of how this film will look please watch our cinematographers showreel!

Only part of this amount is being raised through www.pledgeme.co.nz. We are raising the rest through alternate fundraising activities run by students of the Film School.

As we are all giving our time to the project free of charge the budget is to be spent on travel, accommodation and food costs alone.

Thank you for your support!




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North Progress

05/04/2013 at 5:39 AM

This is a message for those who are wondering what is going on, and when you can see the movie... WE ARE STILL HERE! Some of you who understand the filmmaking process will understand more readily that it takes a very long time for a full length feature to get off the ground. The decision was made to postpone shooting until early 2014 because of casting issues, but this extended time-frame has also opened many doors we could have missed and led to some very exciting developments.

Just last week a producer became attached to the project, liberating director Ben Childs to focus solely on the art and the story. Ben has recently been selected to direct one of the final graduating films for The New Zealand Film and Television school. This is a great honour and will provide invaluable experience to bring with him to the set of 'North'. While Ben is busy over the next 2 months with his short film 'Birdsong', the producer of 'North' is working behind the scenes on the schedule, budget and business plan.

Things are ticking along nicely and to everyone who has contributed and invested in the project, WE THANK YOU for your patience and your generosity.

NEW REWARD - Make Ian Eat A Sausage

17/10/2012 at 7:55 AM

We are getting so close to our $4000 target... but we don't want to stop there!

There are a number of new rewards:

But most importantly... we want to make Ian eat SO many sausages! For a limited time, every $5 donation you make add's a sausage to the pile that Ian will eat on the 25th of November. We will film this event and upload it to the updates for your viewing... pleasure?

Get on it! Make Ian suffer... it takes quite a bit of food to tickle this big fella!

Name a Character ONE-OFF REWARD!

17/10/2012 at 7:11 AM

There is a new reward that we are offering to whoever claims it first! We are going to name a character after you! Yes that's right, one of the characters in the film will be renamed to bear your title!

Director of Photography - Showreel

08/10/2012 at 6:08 AM

This is the showreel of our cinematographer David Chan. This can give you an insight into the look and the production value of this film.

    Pledgers 61

    Michael and Marian
    2012-11-21 10:52:33 +1300
    Michael and Marian
    2012-11-13 14:41:05 +1300
    Kiran Matthews
    2012-11-03 18:13:57 +1300
    Melissa Leaupepe
    2012-11-03 17:47:37 +1300
    [email protected]
    2012-11-02 22:33:13 +1300
    Carolyn and David
    2012-11-02 20:48:51 +1300
    Andrew Lowe
    2012-11-02 19:32:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-11-02 09:52:33 +1300
    Hannah Paterson
    2012-11-02 09:22:01 +1300
    Ghene Snellen
    2012-11-02 08:55:54 +1300
    Ghene Snellen
    2012-11-02 08:52:07 +1300
    Leroy Cross
    2012-11-01 19:39:49 +1300
    R Neave
    2012-11-01 16:37:57 +1300
    Joanne Munro
    2012-10-31 20:25:32 +1300
    Virginia Cowie
    2012-10-30 16:55:57 +1300
    Nathan Wingham
    2012-10-30 07:15:59 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-10-29 21:29:34 +1300
    Fiona Jackson
    2012-10-28 21:31:10 +1300
    Ben Childs
    2012-10-23 12:04:05 +1300
    Neroli Mortimer
    2012-10-23 08:51:09 +1300
    Richard Macdonald
    2012-10-22 16:47:49 +1300
    Angela Doudney
    2012-10-21 23:05:57 +1300
    Christy Blackmore
    2012-10-20 16:09:27 +1300
    Eric & Gwyneth Lawton
    2012-10-19 16:01:34 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-10-18 13:25:37 +1300
    James Van Der Reyden
    2012-10-17 16:29:54 +1300
    Chris Walker
    2012-10-17 15:37:14 +1300
    Jono Childs
    2012-10-15 22:38:09 +1300
    Belinda G Flame
    2012-10-15 11:02:03 +1300
    Harry Knight
    2012-10-14 18:41:12 +1300

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    NORTH Feature Film

    Project 2012-09-30 23:47:29 +1300

    “North” is a micro-budget full-length feature film being produced by film students. The writer/director Ben Childs has years of experience in short film directing and recognition of his work is steadily growing in the Christchurch/Wellington film scene. “North” is a dark coming-of-age road movie about the pressures at the beginning of adulthood. Our characters dramatic journey will play out against the stunning visual backdrop on route from Queenstown to the Abel Tasman national park. This film will capture the cinematic beauty of New Zealand's South Island whilst delving deep into the heart of today's youth.



    Anyone who has any knowledge of film production will know that a $6000 budget is an extremely small amount of money for a full length feature! But you know students; we beg, borrow and steal! ...And we ask for the help of lovely people (like yourself) that support innovative, motivated students and the New Zealand film industry!

    To get an idea of how this film will look please watch our cinematographers showreel!

    Only part of this amount is being raised through www.pledgeme.co.nz. We are raising the rest through alternate fundraising activities run by students of the Film School.

    As we are all giving our time to the project free of charge the budget is to be spent on travel, accommodation and food costs alone.

    Thank you for your support!




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    North Progress

    05/04/2013 at 5:39 AM

    This is a message for those who are wondering what is going on, and when you can see the movie... WE ARE STILL HERE! Some of you who understand the filmmaking process will understand more readily that it takes a very long time for a full length feature to get off the ground. The decision was made to postpone shooting until early 2014 because of casting issues, but this extended time-frame has also opened many doors we could have missed and led to some very exciting developments.

    Just last week a producer became attached to the project, liberating director Ben Childs to focus solely on the art and the story. Ben has recently been selected to direct one of the final graduating films for The New Zealand Film and Television school. This is a great honour and will provide invaluable experience to bring with him to the set of 'North'. While Ben is busy over the next 2 months with his short film 'Birdsong', the producer of 'North' is working behind the scenes on the schedule, budget and business plan.

    Things are ticking along nicely and to everyone who has contributed and invested in the project, WE THANK YOU for your patience and your generosity.

    NEW REWARD - Make Ian Eat A Sausage

    17/10/2012 at 7:55 AM

    We are getting so close to our $4000 target... but we don't want to stop there!

    There are a number of new rewards:

    But most importantly... we want to make Ian eat SO many sausages! For a limited time, every $5 donation you make add's a sausage to the pile that Ian will eat on the 25th of November. We will film this event and upload it to the updates for your viewing... pleasure?

    Get on it! Make Ian suffer... it takes quite a bit of food to tickle this big fella!

    Name a Character ONE-OFF REWARD!

    17/10/2012 at 7:11 AM

    There is a new reward that we are offering to whoever claims it first! We are going to name a character after you! Yes that's right, one of the characters in the film will be renamed to bear your title!

    Director of Photography - Showreel

    08/10/2012 at 6:08 AM

    This is the showreel of our cinematographer David Chan. This can give you an insight into the look and the production value of this film.
      Michael and Marian
      2012-11-21 10:52:33 +1300
      Michael and Marian
      2012-11-13 14:41:05 +1300
      Kiran Matthews
      2012-11-03 18:13:57 +1300
      Melissa Leaupepe
      2012-11-03 17:47:37 +1300
      [email protected]
      2012-11-02 22:33:13 +1300
      Carolyn and David
      2012-11-02 20:48:51 +1300
      Andrew Lowe
      2012-11-02 19:32:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-11-02 09:52:33 +1300
      Hannah Paterson
      2012-11-02 09:22:01 +1300
      Ghene Snellen
      2012-11-02 08:55:54 +1300
      Ghene Snellen
      2012-11-02 08:52:07 +1300
      Leroy Cross
      2012-11-01 19:39:49 +1300
      R Neave
      2012-11-01 16:37:57 +1300
      Joanne Munro
      2012-10-31 20:25:32 +1300
      Virginia Cowie
      2012-10-30 16:55:57 +1300
      Nathan Wingham
      2012-10-30 07:15:59 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-10-29 21:29:34 +1300
      Fiona Jackson
      2012-10-28 21:31:10 +1300
      Ben Childs
      2012-10-23 12:04:05 +1300
      Neroli Mortimer
      2012-10-23 08:51:09 +1300
      Richard Macdonald
      2012-10-22 16:47:49 +1300
      Angela Doudney
      2012-10-21 23:05:57 +1300
      Christy Blackmore
      2012-10-20 16:09:27 +1300
      Eric & Gwyneth Lawton
      2012-10-19 16:01:34 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-10-18 13:25:37 +1300
      James Van Der Reyden
      2012-10-17 16:29:54 +1300
      Chris Walker
      2012-10-17 15:37:14 +1300
      Jono Childs
      2012-10-15 22:38:09 +1300
      Belinda G Flame
      2012-10-15 11:02:03 +1300
      Harry Knight
      2012-10-14 18:41:12 +1300

      Followers of NORTH feature film

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 21/11/2012 at 10:52 AM.