This project is the coming together of local Arts and local History. Two young filmmakers, based in east Auckland, are the driving force behind the documentary. Director, Nicole van Heerden, and producer, Karalisa Dantas, were inspired to make this documentary after reading about the small group of volunteers who work with this collection of garments from the mid-1800s.
Nicole and Karalisa felt there was a need to showcase these garments because of the many great stories that lie behind them. They hope this film will raise awareness of our local history in the greater Auckland region and further afield, provide an educational resource for schools, and go on to screen at national and international film festivals.
Their vision was to produce a documentary with the community, for the community. It tells a unique local story with relevance for a much wider national and potentially international audience.
Funding will ensure that this project can be carried out to the highest possible standards so it can look and sound professional, and ultimately turn out as something that we can all be proud of. We are currently seeking further funds to subsidise the completion of post-production to cover costs such as sound mixing, digital conversion for screenings, and film festival entry fees. If successful, this pledge me campaign will primarily fund a professional sound mix.
We have two categories of rewards. The first ($25, $50, $75, $100) customised for individuals and the second ($250 Bronze, $500 Silver, and $1000 Gold) customised for organisations / businesses.
All donors who submit an email address will be put on our mailing list for updates about the progress of the film.
Thank you for your support!