Telling stories has been used to entertain, pass on ideas, and share our history. Short films are a unique form of story telling, allowing so much opportunity in a small package.
The latest project, Extra Time, was made as part of the 48hours film festival and on top of winning Best film, Editing, Cinematography and Production design for the Bay of Plenty region, we were selected for the National Finals and were privileged to have our film screened at the Civic Theatre in Auckland. It was the first collaboration of the Great Lake Film Society and a massive team effort.
Left - The Gateway, Finalist in the Rode film festival comedy category.
Below - The Unusual Suspects, The Silent Assassin, The Silent Assassin Part 4: The Trilogy Ends.
In 2014 came the fulfillment of a dream I have held for a long time, and with the support of Taupo's Starlight Cinema, we screened the inaugural Taupo Halloween Film Festival.
Filmmakers from around the country were afforded an opportunity to have their work shown on the big screen, and the community really got behind the event, selling out the cinema.
After the success of the first festival, the cinema's owner requested a repeat and so in 2016 we will again show what the film making community has up its sleeves.
2020 will be our next event. Stay tuned.
It's really important to me to give back to the community and using the talnts and skills I have acquired. And I have been fortunate enough to have been able to help out many local events and organisations.
From the local theatre group, Centre Stage, to the Taupo Fashion show, all the way down to teaching lessons on film to local schools, my aim is not only be inspired but to also inspire others.
If you have a community focused event that could benefit from a collaboration, I'd love to hear from you.
And if you want to keep up to date with the upcoming community events that we are supporting head to Giving Back