Boosted funded films dominate at the NZ Film Festival. — 17.07.18

Thanks to a whole lot of vision, talent, hard work, and the generosity of their supporters, nine Boosted projects have made their way to the 2018 NZ International Film Festival!

We thought we'd share them with you all here, so you can get your tickets and support some fabulous NZ film-making. Click on the images to find out more about each of the films.

 STRAY

STRAY, crowdfunded an incredible $125,130 on Boosted NZ. It went on to premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival where it won the award for best actor, received a 5 star reveiw on Flicks.co.nz, and is now starting to sell out screenings at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Get your tickets STAT, and watch the trailer below.

YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN

We were hooked by the trailer of Boosted NZ crowdfunded film, Yellow is Forbidden, which is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival. The transfixing documentary by Pietra Brettkelly, follows Chinese designer Guo Pei, as she prepares to take her opulent, intricate designs to debut in Paris.

SHE SHEARS

Another one we can't fail to mention is She Shears - Film, a lively female-led film introduces two legendary shearers – and three in the making – as they head for black-shirt glory at the Golden Shears.​

BLUDGEON 

Directed by Ryan Heron, Andy Deere. The armour is heavy and the stakes are high in this warm-hearted and charmingly offbeat documentary about a group of modern knights competing to represent New Zealand in the brutal sport of ‘medieval combat’.

 THE MESSIAH (short)

A young runaway finds refuge with a self-proclaimed teenaged Messiah. A sublime, dreamy and surreal Polynesian parable.

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES (short)

Being different is difficult within a school where bullying and torment are the norm. Tight storytelling and great performances, with select camera coverage allowing the characters to work the frame.

 

SAIL AWAY (short)

A young man dreams of escape into a childhood passion. Mad, funny and on the edge of the grotesque. A very stylish film with formal compositions adding to a theatrically absurdist cabaret quality.

MY BROTHER MITCHELL (short)

A Māori boy comes to terms with the death of his brother. A matter of the heart must be resolved between two young brothers.

I WILL NOT WRITE UNLESS I AM SWADDLED IN FURS (short)

Directed by Wade Shotter, and written by John Babbott, the film follows a fussy writer as he battles his large ego and high expectations to create a work of art. The film will screen alongside Juliet, Naked in Wellington and Auckland.

Image at top: Film still from STRAY.