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Bring The Boy Back Home - FILM
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Bring The Boy Back Home Film
Project 2019-10-16 16:14:55 +1300
“Bring The Boy Back Home” is being made as the final project of our Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Practices at Victoria University of Wellington. The film is an honest look at contemporary student life in New Zealand, and while it is framed around a series of drunken escapades, at its heart, it is a poignant story about new found independence and personal growth. Under the guise of a traditional teen comedy, the film delves into some contemporary issues facing young people in New Zealand, including binge-drinking culture and sexual harassment and also sheds light upon men’s responsibilities in today’s age. Two polar opposites, Dom and Gen, happen to both stumble across Henry, the fresher, one night during O-week and decide, albeit reluctantly, to help the hapless young man back to his hall. Largely driven by Henry’s drunken antics, Gen and Dom are ultimately led along one of the most ridiculous nights out they have ever experienced. Set against the iconic but occasionally desolate backdrop of the Wellington nightlife, the trio indulge in a number of antics such as ONZO bike races, late night chicken feeds and obligatory jugs.
Director: Gilbert Patten-Elliott is a director and cinematographer who has been fascinated by the filmmaking process from a young age. He has been creating all kinds of stuff since he was a kid and he has participated in seven 48Hour filmmaking competitions (with varying levels of success). He has a Bachelors degree in Film and Media Studies and is interested in making films about young people and the contemporary issues they face. Inspired by the likes of Richard Linklater and Paul Thomas Anderson he is excited by interweaving storylines about genuine characters.
Producer: New Zealand born and raised film and documentary maker, Matilda Boese-Wong has a strong focus on broadening representation in our media landscape. As an Asian New Zealander woman she has felt deeply affected by the lack of diversity on our screens, and is striving to elevate voices that tend to be unheard in a genuine and compelling way. Throughout undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she has been involved in fiction films, documentaries, music videos and commercial work.
Editor: Erin Murphy
Camera Operator: Delphine Dromart
Gaffer: James Kelly
Sound: Navneeth Nair and Michael Adams
Colourist: Alex McShane
07/11/2019 at 4:25 PM
Very excited to officially announce our three leads for "Bring The Boy Back Home!" Lewis Mackinnon, Janhavi Gosavi and Fergus Lees will be taking on the roles of our three characters, Dom, Gen and Henry.
Lewis Mackinnon is a Vet student, specialising in wildlife and conservation medicine, and living in the bustling creative metropolis of Palmerston North. He enjoys yelling at his deaf cat, dressing like a woman, compromising yoga positions, disturbing haircuts, and professionalism. He plays Dom in “Bring The Boy Back Home”.
Janhavi Gosavi studies Theatre as one of her BA majors and is dramatic even when the occasion doesn’t call for it. She plays Gen in “Bring The Boy Back Home” and enjoys a healthy addiction to Nutella, Gilmore Girls and men-who-don’t-care.
Fergus Lees is a design student and aspiring actor who’s just here for a good time not a long time. He plays the susceptible first year, Henry in “Bring The Boy Back Home” and is very excited about the opportunity. In his own words: “I’m very excited about this opportunity.”
23/10/2019 at 12:24 PM
We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have reached our initial funding target in less than 2 days!! Huge thank you from the bottom of hearts to all our generous pledgers, we feel very lucky to be surrounded by a community of people who are willing to donate to the arts!
Our campaign will remain live up until the end date of the 18th of November and any further proceeds will go towards film festival entry fees and any extra marketing costs involved with this project.
Once again, thank you! We wouldn't be able to bring this boy home without you!
Gilbert and Matilda
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"Good luck! Up the Scarfies"
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"Love ya'll, hope its amazing"
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"GO YOU GOOD THINGS!"
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"Looking forward to another banger of a film. Have fun with it !!"
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"This one's from Colin and Maggie. Go team! Bring that boy back home! "
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"Fergus you play the part so well,! all the best Lisa Middelberg"
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"Your project looks very interesting. Glad for the diversity. Can't wait to see the screening. Good luck! "
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"LOVE YOU, CANT WAIT TO SEE IT. REMEMBER ME WHEN UR FAMOUS xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
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"Go well! "
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"That's my boy xxxxxx Go well team!!"
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"This one's from the old aunties Pauline and Marg - Go Gilbert!"
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"MUCH LOVE XXOO"
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"Hey Gilbert - all the best with the film! Nic & rob Burton"
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"Go for it. "
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"Support the local homies!! On an unrelated note, Matilda Boese-Wong is a fashion icon."
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"Good luck love Aunty D x"
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"THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME! GOOD LUCK!!! XXX"
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"Good luck !!"
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"Look forward to seeing the finished product."