That was the question that the Loading Docs team asked film makers late last year, and the resulting 67 short doco proposals they received were so varied they almost couldn’t be compared – everyone had a different way of showing Aotearoa to the world. From that bunch, 10 were picked to receive NZ on Air and NZ Film Commission funding, and set to the task of match funding the rest through us over the month of February.
The Loading Docs team did a fabulous job of supporting the film makers in January to get their pitches together, and I spent some time with them at their workshop giving them tips and tricks on how to do crowdfunding well – with one of our successes, Karl from Dregs.
The projects launched Monday, and in just under three days one has been funded, and overall they’ve raised almost 40% of their goal.
Want to meet the film makers? Check out their pitches below, and click here to see how they’re going on campaigns.
Loading Docs - Class of 2014
“The Road to Whakarae” By Aaron Smart and Tim Worrall
Living Like a King by Zoe MacIntosh
Today by Loom Films
‘Wayne’ By Kirsty Griffin and Vivienne Kernick
Queer Selfies By Robyn & Paula
The Jump By Alex Sutherland
‘Dans’ – animated short film by Joel Kefali
Dans (Turkish for ‘dance’) is an animated documentary based around the storytelling of Sol, an elderly Turkish migrant now living in New Zealand. In this colourful short Sol recounts a treasured memory from his early days as a refugee spent at “The Orange” – a popular dance hall in Auckland.
STOP/GO – a short documentary By Greg Jennings
HOMING By Andrew Scott