Bring The Boy Back Home - FILM

By Matilda Boese-Wong

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Bring The Boy Back Home Film

Project 2019-10-16 16:14:55 +1300

“Bring The Boy Back Home” is being made as the final project of our Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Practices at Victoria University of Wellington. The film is an honest look at contemporary student life in New Zealand, and while it is framed around a series of drunken escapades, at its heart, it is a poignant story about new found independence and personal growth. Under the guise of a traditional teen comedy, the film delves into some contemporary issues facing young people in New Zealand, including binge-drinking culture and sexual harassment and also sheds light upon men’s responsibilities in today’s age. Two polar opposites, Dom and Gen, happen to both stumble across Henry, the fresher, one night during O-week and decide, albeit reluctantly, to help the hapless young man back to his hall. Largely driven by Henry’s drunken antics, Gen and Dom are ultimately led along one of the most ridiculous nights out they have ever experienced. Set against the iconic but occasionally desolate backdrop of the Wellington nightlife, the trio indulge in a number of antics such as ONZO bike races, late night chicken feeds and obligatory jugs.

 

Director: Gilbert Patten-Elliott is a director and cinematographer who has been fascinated by the filmmaking process from a young age. He has been creating all kinds of stuff since he was a kid and he has participated in seven 48Hour filmmaking competitions (with varying levels of success). He has a Bachelors degree in Film and Media Studies and is interested in making films about young people and the contemporary issues they face. Inspired by the likes of Richard Linklater and Paul Thomas Anderson he is excited by interweaving storylines about genuine characters. 

 

Producer: New Zealand born and raised film and documentary maker, Matilda Boese-Wong has a strong focus on broadening representation in our media landscape. As an Asian New Zealander woman she has felt deeply affected by the lack of diversity on our screens, and is striving to elevate voices that tend to be unheard in a genuine and compelling way. Throughout undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she has been involved in fiction films, documentaries, music videos and commercial work. 

  

Editor: Erin Murphy

Camera Operator: Delphine Dromart

Gaffer: James Kelly 

Sound: Navneeth Nair and Michael Adams

Colourist: Alex McShane

 

 

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Updates 3

AND THATS A (CHICKEN) WRAP!

03/12/2019 at 12:56 PM

Delighted to announce that after 5 gruelling night shoots, and against all obstacles (including reliably unreliable welly weather and our lead twisting his ankle) Bring the Boy Back Home has successfully wrapped shooting and is about to move into post production!

 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the generous pledgers who helped us go above and beyond our initial target! Your donations will have a genuine impact on what we think is going to be a really special short! 

 

We will keep you updated over the post production period as our amazing editor Erin works hard to put everything together. Once again thank you so much - you have helped bring this boy home!

CASTING UPDATE

07/11/2019 at 4:25 PM

Very excited to officially announce our three leads for "Bring The Boy Back Home!" Lewis Mackinnon, Janhavi Gosavi and Fergus Lees will be taking on the roles of our three characters, Dom, Gen and Henry. 

Lewis Mackinnon is a Vet student, specialising in wildlife and conservation medicine, and living in the bustling creative metropolis of Palmerston North. He enjoys yelling at his deaf cat, dressing like a woman, compromising yoga positions, disturbing haircuts, and professionalism. He plays Dom in “Bring The Boy Back Home”. 

Janhavi Gosavi studies Theatre as one of her BA majors and is dramatic even when the occasion doesn’t call for it. She plays Gen in “Bring The Boy Back Home” and enjoys a healthy addiction to Nutella, Gilmore Girls and men-who-don’t-care.

Fergus Lees is a design student and aspiring actor who’s just here for a good time not a long time. He plays the susceptible first year, Henry in “Bring The Boy Back Home” and is very excited about the opportunity. In his own words: “I’m very excited about this opportunity.”

Funding Update!

23/10/2019 at 12:24 PM

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have reached our initial funding target in less than 2 days!! Huge thank you from the bottom of hearts to all our generous pledgers, we feel very lucky to be surrounded by a community of people who are willing to donate to the arts! 

Our campaign will remain live up until the end date of the 18th of November and any further proceeds will go towards film festival entry fees and any extra marketing costs involved with this project.

Once again, thank you! We wouldn't be able to bring this boy home without you!

Much love, 

Gilbert and Matilda

    Pledgers 48

    Winnie Lenihan
    2019-10-21 22:08:55 +1300

    "Looks like a great movie - looking forward to seeing it. All the best and have fun! "

    Gordon
    2019-10-21 22:07:44 +1300

    "Good luck - am very much looking forward to seeing the movie."

    Diana Gatland
    2019-10-21 22:06:39 +1300
    Lisa Simperingham
    2019-10-21 21:41:46 +1300

    "Go Gilbert! All the best for the film and your studies. Love to see it!"

    Jazz Kane
    2019-10-21 21:36:08 +1300

    "Can't wait to see the final product! So excited!! "

    Graham Elliott
    2019-10-21 21:14:42 +1300

    "Look’n forward to watch’n the finished movie!"

    Isabella Lenihan-Ikin
    2019-10-21 20:59:24 +1300

    "All the best!!! Such a mean project "

    Trish Freeman
    2019-10-21 20:19:35 +1300

    "This project is especially poignant in light of recent events of students dying in their student accommodation. Bring that boy home."

    Lisa Cunningham
    2019-10-21 20:07:32 +1300

    "Proud and horrified in equal measures - bracing myself for this one already! These guys make awesome films ..bit .I'm bit biased but its all true. mum xx"

    Jill Beaumont
    2019-10-21 20:00:44 +1300

    "Good luck"

    Kimi Moana Whiting
    2019-10-21 19:20:44 +1300

    "What a team! Looking forward to it peeps 🥳🌸"

    Celine
    2019-10-21 19:06:27 +1300

    "All the best!!!!! Looking forward to it."

    Josie Mason
    2019-10-21 19:01:08 +1300
    Theo Paul
    2019-10-21 18:25:39 +1300

    "Tu meke"

    Janne Song
    2019-10-21 18:15:37 +1300
    Brad de la Cour
    2019-10-21 18:09:48 +1300

    "Yeah seems bloody good "

    Olive Russell
    2019-10-21 18:01:07 +1300

    "you already have my endless support and love !!!!! cant wait to see what you make "

    Josh McCrae
    2019-10-21 17:58:30 +1300

    "Love ya Gilberto smash it lad "

    Followers 3

    Followers of Bring The Boy Back Home - FILM

    Bring The Boy Back Home Film

    Project 2019-10-16 16:14:55 +1300

    “Bring The Boy Back Home” is being made as the final project of our Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Practices at Victoria University of Wellington. The film is an honest look at contemporary student life in New Zealand, and while it is framed around a series of drunken escapades, at its heart, it is a poignant story about new found independence and personal growth. Under the guise of a traditional teen comedy, the film delves into some contemporary issues facing young people in New Zealand, including binge-drinking culture and sexual harassment and also sheds light upon men’s responsibilities in today’s age. Two polar opposites, Dom and Gen, happen to both stumble across Henry, the fresher, one night during O-week and decide, albeit reluctantly, to help the hapless young man back to his hall. Largely driven by Henry’s drunken antics, Gen and Dom are ultimately led along one of the most ridiculous nights out they have ever experienced. Set against the iconic but occasionally desolate backdrop of the Wellington nightlife, the trio indulge in a number of antics such as ONZO bike races, late night chicken feeds and obligatory jugs.

     

    Director: Gilbert Patten-Elliott is a director and cinematographer who has been fascinated by the filmmaking process from a young age. He has been creating all kinds of stuff since he was a kid and he has participated in seven 48Hour filmmaking competitions (with varying levels of success). He has a Bachelors degree in Film and Media Studies and is interested in making films about young people and the contemporary issues they face. Inspired by the likes of Richard Linklater and Paul Thomas Anderson he is excited by interweaving storylines about genuine characters. 

     

    Producer: New Zealand born and raised film and documentary maker, Matilda Boese-Wong has a strong focus on broadening representation in our media landscape. As an Asian New Zealander woman she has felt deeply affected by the lack of diversity on our screens, and is striving to elevate voices that tend to be unheard in a genuine and compelling way. Throughout undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she has been involved in fiction films, documentaries, music videos and commercial work. 

      

    Editor: Erin Murphy

    Camera Operator: Delphine Dromart

    Gaffer: James Kelly 

    Sound: Navneeth Nair and Michael Adams

    Colourist: Alex McShane

     

     

    Comments

    AND THATS A (CHICKEN) WRAP!

    03/12/2019 at 12:56 PM

    Delighted to announce that after 5 gruelling night shoots, and against all obstacles (including reliably unreliable welly weather and our lead twisting his ankle) Bring the Boy Back Home has successfully wrapped shooting and is about to move into post production!

     

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the generous pledgers who helped us go above and beyond our initial target! Your donations will have a genuine impact on what we think is going to be a really special short! 

     

    We will keep you updated over the post production period as our amazing editor Erin works hard to put everything together. Once again thank you so much - you have helped bring this boy home!

    CASTING UPDATE

    07/11/2019 at 4:25 PM

    Very excited to officially announce our three leads for "Bring The Boy Back Home!" Lewis Mackinnon, Janhavi Gosavi and Fergus Lees will be taking on the roles of our three characters, Dom, Gen and Henry. 

    Lewis Mackinnon is a Vet student, specialising in wildlife and conservation medicine, and living in the bustling creative metropolis of Palmerston North. He enjoys yelling at his deaf cat, dressing like a woman, compromising yoga positions, disturbing haircuts, and professionalism. He plays Dom in “Bring The Boy Back Home”. 

    Janhavi Gosavi studies Theatre as one of her BA majors and is dramatic even when the occasion doesn’t call for it. She plays Gen in “Bring The Boy Back Home” and enjoys a healthy addiction to Nutella, Gilmore Girls and men-who-don’t-care.

    Fergus Lees is a design student and aspiring actor who’s just here for a good time not a long time. He plays the susceptible first year, Henry in “Bring The Boy Back Home” and is very excited about the opportunity. In his own words: “I’m very excited about this opportunity.”

    Funding Update!

    23/10/2019 at 12:24 PM

    We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have reached our initial funding target in less than 2 days!! Huge thank you from the bottom of hearts to all our generous pledgers, we feel very lucky to be surrounded by a community of people who are willing to donate to the arts! 

    Our campaign will remain live up until the end date of the 18th of November and any further proceeds will go towards film festival entry fees and any extra marketing costs involved with this project.

    Once again, thank you! We wouldn't be able to bring this boy home without you!

    Much love, 

    Gilbert and Matilda

      Winnie Lenihan
      2019-10-21 22:08:55 +1300

      "Looks like a great movie - looking forward to seeing it. All the best and have fun! "

      Gordon
      2019-10-21 22:07:44 +1300

      "Good luck - am very much looking forward to seeing the movie."

      Diana Gatland
      2019-10-21 22:06:39 +1300
      Lisa Simperingham
      2019-10-21 21:41:46 +1300

      "Go Gilbert! All the best for the film and your studies. Love to see it!"

      Jazz Kane
      2019-10-21 21:36:08 +1300

      "Can't wait to see the final product! So excited!! "

      Graham Elliott
      2019-10-21 21:14:42 +1300

      "Look’n forward to watch’n the finished movie!"

      Isabella Lenihan-Ikin
      2019-10-21 20:59:24 +1300

      "All the best!!! Such a mean project "

      Trish Freeman
      2019-10-21 20:19:35 +1300

      "This project is especially poignant in light of recent events of students dying in their student accommodation. Bring that boy home."

      Lisa Cunningham
      2019-10-21 20:07:32 +1300

      "Proud and horrified in equal measures - bracing myself for this one already! These guys make awesome films ..bit .I'm bit biased but its all true. mum xx"

      Jill Beaumont
      2019-10-21 20:00:44 +1300

      "Good luck"

      Kimi Moana Whiting
      2019-10-21 19:20:44 +1300

      "What a team! Looking forward to it peeps 🥳🌸"

      Celine
      2019-10-21 19:06:27 +1300

      "All the best!!!!! Looking forward to it."

      Josie Mason
      2019-10-21 19:01:08 +1300
      Theo Paul
      2019-10-21 18:25:39 +1300

      "Tu meke"

      Janne Song
      2019-10-21 18:15:37 +1300
      Brad de la Cour
      2019-10-21 18:09:48 +1300

      "Yeah seems bloody good "

      Olive Russell
      2019-10-21 18:01:07 +1300

      "you already have my endless support and love !!!!! cant wait to see what you make "

      Josh McCrae
      2019-10-21 17:58:30 +1300

      "Love ya Gilberto smash it lad "

      Followers of Bring The Boy Back Home - FILM

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/11/2019 at 12:00 PM.