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Last updated December 18, 2016

High Tide - Save the Whales & Minimize Ocean Noise Pollution

A narrative short film: When a sobering event occurs on a local New Zealand beach, two lives collide in a compelling twist of fate.

High Tide - Save the Whales & Minimize Ocean Noise Pollution

A narrative short film: When a sobering event occurs on a local New Zealand beach, two lives collide in a compelling twist of fate.

NZ$ 559
pledged of NZ$ 11,080pledged of NZ$ 11,080 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 18 2016 10:02 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 18, 2016

About

A beautifully cinematic and poignant drama, High Tide follows the journey of a troubled man and his unexpected heroic mission. His encounter with this mysterious young girl whose uncanny ability to connect with the ocean will change his life forever.

This recently nominated Screenplay (Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2016) is inspired by the writer’s insight into how we deal with intense emotional pain in correspondence to the preservation of marine mammals.

We would like to give our audience an exposing glimpse into NOISE POLLUTION and the lethal effects it’s having on marine mammals in their natural habitat.

This story reflects on a common personal crisis endured by humans in relation to animals equally, and we hope to inspire a maturity of change in the minds and hearts of anyone watching no matter who they are.

The crew behind High Tide' are a collection of passionate industry professionals seeking to collaborate together on this particular film for a common purpose.

Steve has countless years of experience in the theatre and film industries, holding diplomas in both performing arts and theatre studies. He has worked as a professional critic, casting agent, itinerant drama tutor and freelance director. He was also Regional Manager in Christchurch as an integral part of the management team of V48HOURS Furious Filmmaking from 2005 to 2010, building the competition from the ground up. Steve has always been a passionate advocate of short film growth & development in New Zealand and is constantly connecting his network internationally to a wider industry. twitter.com/bionicmanenator

Deejay Williams is a aspiring Screenwriter from Auckland, New Zealand, and a Official Finalist' nominated for his miniature screenplay (High Tide) in the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. His training in acting for screen and television began at New Zealand’s prestigious Unitec School of Performing arts in 2006 and he has since dedicated himself to working on high quality independent films. Deejay is constantly assembling a sound network while preparing new & original material for his up and coming projects. facebook.com/RollingMarblePictures

Kyle has worked on the art of cinema since the early age of 14. A self proclaimed "creative techo-nerd”, Kyle enjoys applying his skills towards achieving a strong visual-narrative identity throughout a project. Kyle currently works on productions in Auckland, New Zealand, as Gaffer, Lighting Assistant, and DOP. kylevantonder.com

Joe has over 30 years experience working in the audio industry on a variety of studio voice-over recordings and foley work for numerous video productions. He has scored the sound and music for various film projects and an array of on-site recording projects (e.g. weddings; opera performance; live band recordings) Joe has also managed the recording, engineering and production of numerous released Eps and albums (details of published materials at www.peerlessrecords.com)

Linda has previously worked as a costumier in the wardrobe department at Warner Bros Studio. Her main duties were sizing, tagging, returning, and maintaining vintage stock, accessories, jewelry room, fur room, and costume research. Filled and shipped orders for local and offshore productions, and special events. For decades Linda has worked in the entertainment industry on a variety of projects from high scale feature films and steampunk conventions, to exclusive fashion shows. facebook.com/Hollywood-Costume-House-of-New-Zealand-112873615409740/

We don’t want to rush making this film, and plan on filming it over 6 days to allow us to do justice to the narrative and cinematic experience that audiences will expect from this project. Obviously the longer we film, the more it costs us, so we need your help!

Here's a fancy pie chart to quickly glance over for an idea of our budget:

And a little more detail if you like:

 

We’re going all out on rewards with our campaign! We have custom-made tee’s, as well as bracelets from Animal Backer to give away, all of which are themed around our film!

See the levels on the right for pricing details on these items and other rewards available.

Custom t-shirts - choose one, from the presented colours, in sizes Small to XL, to represent your support for the whales and our project.

Save the Whales - Bracelet - Show your support on your wrist! We bring you this beautiful bracelt from the generous team at Animal Backer, and one of our supporters (www.animalbacker.com).

 

We have a wide range of supporters outside of kickstarter contributing their products and services to help fund, shoot, and distribute High Tide.

Animal Backer is helping us by providing their awesome whale bracelets and the whale t-shirt design.

Simple Society Pictures is providing their camera gear and technical expertise to help shoot High Tide.

FGN Inc (www.fgninc.org) is helping distribute and promote our film and kickstarter campaign. See their "For A Positive Future" Campaign at forapositivefuture.blogspot.com.

Hollywood Costume House of New Zealand is helping with the wardrobe requirements of High Tide.

Keep up to date during and after our campaign:

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facebook.com/hightideshort/

Risks and challenges

Everyone onboard is pushing hard to deliver this extraordinary film to a high standard so we can approach festivals internationally and get the message out to thousands worldwide.

We encourage our target audience to become socially aware of NOISE POLLUTION with it’s harmful effects on the way Whales & Dolphins communicate and to the preservation of their survival in the future.

Our dedicated team of industry professionals has a great deal of experience between us, so you can be sure to expect a film that truly does this story justice.

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    LIFE SAVER

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    CREDIT BACKER

    A warm heartfelt thank you from all the whales and our marine mammal friends PLUS your name added to the film credits in full support of minimizing NOISE POLLUTION in our precious oceans.

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    ANIMAL BACKER

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    MEMORABILIA PACKAGE

    All of the above, plus an awesome animal backer bracelet in support of the whales and a signed A4 mini-poster signed by key cast and crew.

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    • A big thank you from all of us!
    • Your name in the film credits!
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    HUMANITARIAN PACKAGE

    All of the above, PLUS an exclusive High Tide t-shirt (see the preview in the description).

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    • A big thank you from all of us!
    • Your name in the film credits!
    • Exclusive backers-only online premiere screening.
    • High Tide A4 mini poster signed by key cast and crew.
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    PREMIERE PACKAGE

    Along with all of the above, you get invited to our premiere screening in Auckland, New Zealand (must be New Zealand resident and have own way of transport).

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    • A big thank you from all of us!
    • Your name in the film credits!
    • Exclusive backers-only online premiere screening.
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    • An exclusive High Tide t-shirt.
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    Get all of the above, t-shirt, bracelet, poster, premiere invite, and a SPECIAL separate mention in our film credits. For premiere, must be New Zealand resident and have own way of transport.

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    • Exclusive backers-only online premiere screening.
    • High Tide A4 mini poster signed by key cast and crew.
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    • An exclusive High Tide t-shirt.
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    EXECUTIVE PACKAGE

    All of the above, t-shirt, bracelet, premiere invite along with an associate producer credit AND invite to hang out on one of our film sets to see how we make HIGH TIDE (must be New Zealand resident and have own way of transport). For premiere, must be New Zealand resident and have own way of transport.

    Includes:
    • A big thank you from all of us!
    • Exclusive backers-only online premiere screening.
    • Animal Backer Bracelet
    • An exclusive High Tide t-shirt.
    • High Tide A4 mini poster signed by key cast and crew.
    • Invite to our premiere screening (Auckland, New Zealand).
    • Associate producer credit!
    • Special invite to our set, to see how we make the film!
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    V.I.P PACKAGE

    Everything, along with an open invitation to any film festival screenings we are selected for, to walk the red carpet with us and promote High Tide internationally. TBC. (Travel, Accommodation and Festival attendance expenses responsibility of the backer). For premiere, must be New Zealand resident and have own way of transport.

    Includes:
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    • Animal Backer Bracelet
    • Exclusive backers-only online premiere screening.
    • High Tide A4 mini poster signed by key cast and crew.
    • Invite to our premiere screening (Auckland, New Zealand).
    • Associate producer credit!
    • Special invite to our set, to see how we make the film!
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Funding period

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