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We are creating a drama/fantasy short film to raise awareness of Mental Health in New Zealand
We are creating a drama/fantasy short film to raise awareness of Mental Health in New Zealand
20 backers pledged NZ$ 2,550 to help bring this project to life.
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Sam goes through a series of events that challenges in emotionally, physically and spiritually. His depression worsens when his close friend decides to end his own life and Sam is now living with the guilt. His world continues to crumble and his mental health state worsens; the war in his mind makes its way into the 'real world' and he has to face his greatest fear; himself.

My main purpose for this film is to show my journey with mental illness and what one may go through when struggling with mental illness. I'm wanting to raise awareness by creating a drama-fantasy short film of my journey of going through depression, anxiety and self-harming. While the sequel will show the journey of coming out of depression and knowing there is a way out. This will also be a good opportunity to enter the short film into film festivals around New Zealand as well.

About us:

I.A Productions are a small group of AUT film students who want to make our first professional short film and make an impact and raise awareness of mental health in New Zealand. We have been in pre-production since November 2016, so a lot of sweat and tears have been put into this short film to make sure it has an impact on the reality of what one person may go through when struggling with mental health. It is a big responsibility and it is only based on one person's experience when going through depression.

We have completed one day of the 11-day shoot, but we are in need of financial aid due to all of us being full-time university students. The money raised will go towards feeding the cast and crew on the 10-day shoots, makeup, props, hiring equipment that is not supplied by AUT and venue hire for the premiere of the short film

Everyone that donates will have the opportunity to attend a private screening of the short film in March 2018. There is also the opportunity to receive exclusive behind the scenes footage. And last but certainly not least, all donors will be credited and will also have the opportunity to become an extra during our shoots.  

Every dollar will go a long way to help bring this short film to life and to help raise awareness of the rising rates of suicide in New Zealand youth and young adults.

Key Cast and Crew

Warren Turner: Director/Writer/Screenplay/Producer/Executive Producer

Andrew Rush: Main Character/Story Editor and Screenplay

Marianne Martin: Producer

April Pokino (Mediaworks The Project Crew): Executive Producer

Ankita Singh: Director of Photography

Niniez Yasin: Assistant Director

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge about the short film is creating a meaningful and impacting film which raises awareness in a way that allows people who struggle with mental illness can relate to the character and have the courage to talk to people. Stating that the is a sequel is important because of the intensity of the first film.

Another challenge we will be facing is the fact we want our cast and crew to be comfortable and fed well during production, but because we are all university students we are relying heavily on crowdfunding to make sure all our cast and crew are being looked after.

There are some aspects in the film where there will be visual effects in the short film, this will be our biggest challenge during post-production and making sure that they are realistic enough without it looking ridiculous.

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