Behind The Headset - a Documentary

By Amelia Noyes & Rose Hunt

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Behind The Headset A Documentary

Project 2019-07-26 12:25:42 +1200

Amelia Noyes and Rose Hunt are currently in their third and final year of university, studying a Bachelor of Communication Studies – majoring in Television and Screen Production at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). For their final assignment, they would like to take you on a journey “Behind The Headset”, in order to get to know the faceless phone counsellors of New Zealand’s helplines. Working together as director and producer, they both believe in the need to spread awareness of the efforts of paid and voluntary Kiwis for those who call our nationwide helplines.

This idea was inspired by Amelia’s volunteering role played as a Kidsline Buddy and now, a member of the Kidsline Resource Team. Under this role, she has been able to talk to many young New Zealanders between the ages of 5-18 and help support them when they’re struggling.

Our country is facing a mental health crisis. 668 kiwis took their own lives in 2017/18 (NZ Herald, 2018). Nearly half of New Zealanders will live with mental health problems at some point of their lives, with one in five New Zealanders experiencing mental health issues (Health and Disability Commissioner, n.d). It has become common for New Zealanders to have mental health struggles, particularly young people. One in seven young people will experience a major depressive disorder before they turn 24. These statistics are the reason why Amelia and Rose are passionate about making a documentary.

Behind the Headset’ is a short documentary, aiming to give an insight into the world of phone counselling. It will feature two representatives from New Zealand helplines, Kidsline and Youthline, who aim to reduce these said statistics by offering free phone counselling to our young people. Sometimes the idea of talking to a stranger about your problems can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Amelia and Rose want to give their audience of 15 to 24-year-olds an understanding of New Zealand’s helplines for youth, and potentially give them access to these resources for help if needed.

Rose and Amelia intend to support their interviews with the phone counsellors with a dramatised phone counselling call, hoping to inspire a discussion about something that is not talked about enough in our country. This is an important story that Amelia and Rose want to share and call for justice. 

They have set a funding target of $948. Funding will go towards set design, catering, travel and remuneration of actors and interviewees. Rose and Amelia would both like this film to be competition and festival-worthy so that they can share this story with a much wider audience, as well as succeeding in their final assessment. A successful PledgeMe campaign would enable them to achieve this.

Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.

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WOOHOO! Target is reached

29/08/2019 at 12:44 PM

Dear family and friends,

Rose and I cannot thank you enough for the amount of support we have recieved from you all, in order to make this documentary happen.

We are very lost for word and just want to thank you all for your kind genoristy.

We look forward to turning this dream into a reality, with our very first shooting dates starting this Saturday and Sunday.

Without you all, we won't be able to make this possible - you are our heroes!

 

With love,

Amelia Noyes & Rose Hunt

    Pledgers 26

    Lia
    2019-08-15 18:10:35 +1200

    "Lots of love from Lia & Phats (Vai) sis xx ☺️❤️"

    Chris Harris
    2019-08-14 23:04:47 +1200

    "All the best and it will be a huge success "

    Lani Steadman
    2019-08-14 18:06:17 +1200

    "Great work ladies!"

    Ryland Hutana
    2019-08-11 17:39:12 +1200

    "I expect some special treatment for this girls😘"

    William Andersen-Gardiner
    2019-08-10 15:31:14 +1200
    Monica Iakopo
    2019-08-10 12:55:05 +1200

    "Luv your work!!"

    Jennifer M Daruwalla
    2019-08-10 12:50:20 +1200

    "Anything to support my beautiful best friends in their path to helping young Kiwis <3"

    Louise Houston
    2019-08-10 11:44:19 +1200
    Louise Houston
    2019-08-10 11:41:07 +1200
    Cameron Leslie
    2019-08-09 13:40:43 +1200
    Ella
    2019-08-09 12:39:30 +1200
    Grace Raukete-Mitchell
    2019-08-08 19:17:45 +1200

    "All the best guys, looking forward to seeing the finished product!"

    Katalina Hala
    2019-08-08 14:52:02 +1200

    "All the best Nappyboy 💯"

    Richard Banzer
    2019-08-08 10:43:16 +1200

    "Well done Amelia"

    Brett White
    2019-08-07 21:17:58 +1200

    "Great cause, good luck with the project! Lots of love, Dad, Nanna, Poppa, Aunty Libby and Brett."

    Danny Eda
    2019-08-06 21:05:50 +1200

    "Can't wait for the documentary woo! Light the fire y'all 🔥"

    Dallas
    2019-08-03 17:28:53 +1200
    Mareta Steadman
    2019-08-03 14:10:12 +1200

    "Pay it forward and with gratitude, life is a gift to be cherished."

    Michael Heard
    2019-08-02 21:43:07 +1200
    Kym McIntyre
    2019-08-02 16:59:14 +1200

    "💖"

    Azeeza Sahib
    2019-08-02 16:49:47 +1200

    "PROUD OF YOU PATCHES <333333"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-07-31 20:58:05 +1200

    "I’m looking forward to this love. #RILMexha🧡"

    Suzanne Amodeo
    2019-07-31 18:12:03 +1200
    Keani Erstich-Coles
    2019-07-30 20:40:18 +1200

    "Love the message and mahi behind this project girls. Can’t wait to see the final film! Arohanui xx"

    Caitlin Shea
    2019-07-30 19:59:36 +1200
    Destiny Makalima
    2019-07-30 19:55:38 +1200

    "Super Proud if you babe .. "

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    Behind The Headset A Documentary

    Project 2019-07-26 12:25:42 +1200

    Amelia Noyes and Rose Hunt are currently in their third and final year of university, studying a Bachelor of Communication Studies – majoring in Television and Screen Production at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). For their final assignment, they would like to take you on a journey “Behind The Headset”, in order to get to know the faceless phone counsellors of New Zealand’s helplines. Working together as director and producer, they both believe in the need to spread awareness of the efforts of paid and voluntary Kiwis for those who call our nationwide helplines.

    This idea was inspired by Amelia’s volunteering role played as a Kidsline Buddy and now, a member of the Kidsline Resource Team. Under this role, she has been able to talk to many young New Zealanders between the ages of 5-18 and help support them when they’re struggling.

    Our country is facing a mental health crisis. 668 kiwis took their own lives in 2017/18 (NZ Herald, 2018). Nearly half of New Zealanders will live with mental health problems at some point of their lives, with one in five New Zealanders experiencing mental health issues (Health and Disability Commissioner, n.d). It has become common for New Zealanders to have mental health struggles, particularly young people. One in seven young people will experience a major depressive disorder before they turn 24. These statistics are the reason why Amelia and Rose are passionate about making a documentary.

    Behind the Headset’ is a short documentary, aiming to give an insight into the world of phone counselling. It will feature two representatives from New Zealand helplines, Kidsline and Youthline, who aim to reduce these said statistics by offering free phone counselling to our young people. Sometimes the idea of talking to a stranger about your problems can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Amelia and Rose want to give their audience of 15 to 24-year-olds an understanding of New Zealand’s helplines for youth, and potentially give them access to these resources for help if needed.

    Rose and Amelia intend to support their interviews with the phone counsellors with a dramatised phone counselling call, hoping to inspire a discussion about something that is not talked about enough in our country. This is an important story that Amelia and Rose want to share and call for justice. 

    They have set a funding target of $948. Funding will go towards set design, catering, travel and remuneration of actors and interviewees. Rose and Amelia would both like this film to be competition and festival-worthy so that they can share this story with a much wider audience, as well as succeeding in their final assessment. A successful PledgeMe campaign would enable them to achieve this.

    Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.

    Comments

    WOOHOO! Target is reached

    29/08/2019 at 12:44 PM

    Dear family and friends,

    Rose and I cannot thank you enough for the amount of support we have recieved from you all, in order to make this documentary happen.

    We are very lost for word and just want to thank you all for your kind genoristy.

    We look forward to turning this dream into a reality, with our very first shooting dates starting this Saturday and Sunday.

    Without you all, we won't be able to make this possible - you are our heroes!

     

    With love,

    Amelia Noyes & Rose Hunt

      Lia
      2019-08-15 18:10:35 +1200

      "Lots of love from Lia & Phats (Vai) sis xx ☺️❤️"

      Chris Harris
      2019-08-14 23:04:47 +1200

      "All the best and it will be a huge success "

      Lani Steadman
      2019-08-14 18:06:17 +1200

      "Great work ladies!"

      Ryland Hutana
      2019-08-11 17:39:12 +1200

      "I expect some special treatment for this girls😘"

      William Andersen-Gardiner
      2019-08-10 15:31:14 +1200
      Monica Iakopo
      2019-08-10 12:55:05 +1200

      "Luv your work!!"

      Jennifer M Daruwalla
      2019-08-10 12:50:20 +1200

      "Anything to support my beautiful best friends in their path to helping young Kiwis <3"

      Louise Houston
      2019-08-10 11:44:19 +1200
      Louise Houston
      2019-08-10 11:41:07 +1200
      Cameron Leslie
      2019-08-09 13:40:43 +1200
      Ella
      2019-08-09 12:39:30 +1200
      Grace Raukete-Mitchell
      2019-08-08 19:17:45 +1200

      "All the best guys, looking forward to seeing the finished product!"

      Katalina Hala
      2019-08-08 14:52:02 +1200

      "All the best Nappyboy 💯"

      Richard Banzer
      2019-08-08 10:43:16 +1200

      "Well done Amelia"

      Brett White
      2019-08-07 21:17:58 +1200

      "Great cause, good luck with the project! Lots of love, Dad, Nanna, Poppa, Aunty Libby and Brett."

      Danny Eda
      2019-08-06 21:05:50 +1200

      "Can't wait for the documentary woo! Light the fire y'all 🔥"

      Dallas
      2019-08-03 17:28:53 +1200
      Mareta Steadman
      2019-08-03 14:10:12 +1200

      "Pay it forward and with gratitude, life is a gift to be cherished."

      Michael Heard
      2019-08-02 21:43:07 +1200
      Kym McIntyre
      2019-08-02 16:59:14 +1200

      "💖"

      Azeeza Sahib
      2019-08-02 16:49:47 +1200

      "PROUD OF YOU PATCHES <333333"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-07-31 20:58:05 +1200

      "I’m looking forward to this love. #RILMexha🧡"

      Suzanne Amodeo
      2019-07-31 18:12:03 +1200
      Keani Erstich-Coles
      2019-07-30 20:40:18 +1200

      "Love the message and mahi behind this project girls. Can’t wait to see the final film! Arohanui xx"

      Caitlin Shea
      2019-07-30 19:59:36 +1200
      Destiny Makalima
      2019-07-30 19:55:38 +1200

      "Super Proud if you babe .. "

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 26/08/2019 at 9:00 PM.
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