Welcome to Troy's world.
Troy is a vending machine filler. We want to tell you his story.
About Troy will take us through a day in his life, in the style of great mockumentaries like Kenny. However, this isn't just any old day.
As Troy's world unfolds, our story takes an unexpected direction. But no spoilers will be revealed here!
We need your help!
We are wildly enthusiastic and we love what we do. Unfortunately, our enthusiasm won't feed our crew, hire our lights or keep us caffeinated (very important). This is where you come in.
We need your dollars, and we also need buzz.
If you can spare us some money, you will be rewarded for it. If you can't afford to give but still want to help, that's excellent! Share our project, add your friends to the facebook page or give us a tweet. The more people who know about the film, the more potential backers we have. Think of it as good online karma.
We will be using your generous donations to pay our hard-working cast and crew, as well as to fund hireage of equipment and locations. We want to make this film to the highest standard possible, and your money will make this a reality. Furthermore, when we need that extra piece of equipment at the last minute, your support will mean we can get the job done without stress. Finally, by helping us create this film, you are helping our cast and crew gain valuable experience and exposure on a local and international scale.
We're so excited to be crowdfunding through kickstarter, and we will be taking each and every one of our backers along on our filmmaking journey, keeping you updated with our progress.
Here's a sneak peek at a teaser trailer we made.
Who are we?
About Troy is brought to you by a team of enthusiastic ruffians. Here is the team so far...
Jack Sergent-Shadbolt as Troy
We are so stoked to have Jack on board. He brings so much depth and versatility to every role he takes on. We worked with Jack on Deathday Wishes, Team Moxy Films' 48HOURS film. Jack won Best Actor for the Wellington region and was nominated for the national award as well. Choice!
Paul Craze as... um, another role which we can't tell you because it's a spoiler.
Paul rocks. He really blew us away in his audition and we think you'll enjoy his work.
Jane Fletcher: writer/director
I'm really interested in exploring the people who live on the fringes of our lives - the rubbish collectors, the parking wardens, the vending machine fillers. We don't tend to know anything about them. Who could your office's vending machine filler be? What do they do for fun? What do they think about the office workers who surround them?
I wrote this script over a year ago, and I'm now chomping at the bit to get it made. We are lining up a great cast and crew who are dedicated to creating a unique work.
Find out more about Jane here.
Corey Le Vaillant: producer/first AD
Corey is a multi-skilled film and television professional, but on Troy we're only letting him have two roles. Corey and Jane worked together on Deathday Wishes and were still talking to each other by the end. Find out more about Corey and his production company Ingot Films here.
Jess Charlton: cinematographer
Jess is an experienced and versatile DOP/camera operator. She's also a Deathday Wishes survivor and shot Jane's 2013 short film My Secret Valentine.
Niall Harkin: editor
Ash Holden: production manager
Katie Frost: mentor production manager
Tim Holman: production designer
Sarah Elford: make-up artist
Frances Le Vaillant: continuity
Alison McLachlan: script editor
George Staniland: behind-the-scenes director
Risks and challenges
One of the greatest risks to completing this project will be holding onto our incredible cast and crew. With only limited funding to pay these talented people, there is always the chance that they may have to walk away, and work on another project that pays better. In order to prepare for this possibility, as a producer I have to arrange back-up people, who can step in for any lost cast or crew.
The preparation of secondary options also goes for areas such as locations and props. Venues can change hands, the director may feel that their vision has changed, a Head of Department (HOD) may decide that a newer piece of technology would give a better overall cinematic effect; so my production team and I have to be flexible all of the time.
Having previously run a professional theatre, I am fully qualified to understand and handle the day-to-day changes of creating this short film.
One major step in staying on top of this production and minimising challenges is to make sure that I am a part of all the major decision-making steps.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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