Bring The Boy Back Home - FILM

By Matilda Boese-Wong

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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

 

 

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Updates 3

AND THATS A (CHICKEN) WRAP!

03/12/2019 at 12:56 PM

Delighted to announce that after 5 gruelling night shoots, and against all obstacles (including reliably unreliable welly weather and our lead twisting his ankle) Bring the Boy Back Home has successfully wrapped shooting and is about to move into post production!

 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the generous pledgers who helped us go above and beyond our initial target! Your donations will have a genuine impact on what we think is going to be a really special short! 

 

We will keep you updated over the post production period as our amazing editor Erin works hard to put everything together. Once again thank you so much - you have helped bring this boy home!

CASTING UPDATE

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.”

Funding Update!

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!

Much love, 

Gilbert and Matilda

    Pledgers 48

    Darryl Wong
    2019-11-15 19:06:04 +1300
    Jill rawnsley
    2019-11-13 10:32:17 +1300
    Henry King
    2019-11-11 03:49:39 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-11-08 16:49:54 +1300
    Nic Guerrero
    2019-11-07 21:10:32 +1300

    "Good luck! Up the Scarfies"

    Jeffrey Wang
    2019-11-05 01:47:36 +1300

    "Love ya'll, hope its amazing"

    Rory Lenihan-Ikin
    2019-11-04 11:01:37 +1300

    "GO YOU GOOD THINGS!"

    David
    2019-11-03 18:12:15 +1300
    James Donaldson
    2019-11-02 06:41:52 +1300

    "Looking forward to another banger of a film. Have fun with it !!"

    Lisa Cunningham
    2019-10-31 18:24:15 +1300

    "This one's from Colin and Maggie. Go team! Bring that boy back home! "

    Lisa middelburg
    2019-10-29 18:10:15 +1300

    "Fergus you play the part so well,! all the best Lisa Middelberg"

    Kay McFarlane
    2019-10-24 20:55:48 +1300
    Ruby Griffin
    2019-10-24 19:59:39 +1300

    "!!!!"

    Nancy Lees
    2019-10-24 08:39:13 +1300

    "Your project looks very interesting. Glad for the diversity. Can't wait to see the screening. Good luck! "

    Caitlin Magee
    2019-10-24 05:58:48 +1300

    "LOVE YOU, CANT WAIT TO SEE IT. REMEMBER ME WHEN UR FAMOUS xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

    Alex King
    2019-10-23 10:34:18 +1300

    "Yay"

    Sarah Devine
    2019-10-23 08:08:17 +1300

    "Go well! "

    cathrine patten
    2019-10-22 21:02:42 +1300

    "That's my boy xxxxxx Go well team!!"

    cathrine patten
    2019-10-22 20:56:37 +1300

    "This one's from the old aunties Pauline and Marg - Go Gilbert!"

    Benjamin Zambo
    2019-10-22 18:36:52 +1300

    "MUCH LOVE XXOO"

    Nicola Burton
    2019-10-22 17:39:15 +1300

    "Hey Gilbert - all the best with the film! Nic & rob Burton"

    Gilbert Wong
    2019-10-22 13:28:30 +1300

    "Go for it. "

    Jenne pomfret
    2019-10-22 11:52:23 +1300
    Callum Turnbull
    2019-10-22 10:59:22 +1300

    "Support the local homies!! On an unrelated note, Matilda Boese-Wong is a fashion icon."

    Jack Briden
    2019-10-22 10:40:06 +1300
    Denise Culley
    2019-10-22 08:54:41 +1300

    "Good luck love Aunty D x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-10-22 07:46:07 +1300
    morgan
    2019-10-22 06:15:27 +1300

    "THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME! GOOD LUCK!!! XXX"

    [email protected]
    2019-10-22 00:42:09 +1300

    "Good luck !!"

    Robyn Cory-Wright
    2019-10-21 22:17:27 +1300

    "Look forward to seeing the finished product."

    Followers 3

    Followers of Bring The Boy Back Home - FILM

    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

     

     

    Comments

    AND THATS A (CHICKEN) WRAP!

    03/12/2019 at 12:56 PM

    Delighted to announce that after 5 gruelling night shoots, and against all obstacles (including reliably unreliable welly weather and our lead twisting his ankle) Bring the Boy Back Home has successfully wrapped shooting and is about to move into post production!

     

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the generous pledgers who helped us go above and beyond our initial target! Your donations will have a genuine impact on what we think is going to be a really special short! 

     

    We will keep you updated over the post production period as our amazing editor Erin works hard to put everything together. Once again thank you so much - you have helped bring this boy home!

    CASTING UPDATE

    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.”

    Funding Update!

    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!

    Much love, 

    Gilbert and Matilda

      Darryl Wong
      2019-11-15 19:06:04 +1300
      Jill rawnsley
      2019-11-13 10:32:17 +1300
      Henry King
      2019-11-11 03:49:39 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-11-08 16:49:54 +1300
      Nic Guerrero
      2019-11-07 21:10:32 +1300

      "Good luck! Up the Scarfies"

      Jeffrey Wang
      2019-11-05 01:47:36 +1300

      "Love ya'll, hope its amazing"

      Rory Lenihan-Ikin
      2019-11-04 11:01:37 +1300

      "GO YOU GOOD THINGS!"

      David
      2019-11-03 18:12:15 +1300
      James Donaldson
      2019-11-02 06:41:52 +1300

      "Looking forward to another banger of a film. Have fun with it !!"

      Lisa Cunningham
      2019-10-31 18:24:15 +1300

      "This one's from Colin and Maggie. Go team! Bring that boy back home! "

      Lisa middelburg
      2019-10-29 18:10:15 +1300

      "Fergus you play the part so well,! all the best Lisa Middelberg"

      Kay McFarlane
      2019-10-24 20:55:48 +1300
      Ruby Griffin
      2019-10-24 19:59:39 +1300

      "!!!!"

      Nancy Lees
      2019-10-24 08:39:13 +1300

      "Your project looks very interesting. Glad for the diversity. Can't wait to see the screening. Good luck! "

      Caitlin Magee
      2019-10-24 05:58:48 +1300

      "LOVE YOU, CANT WAIT TO SEE IT. REMEMBER ME WHEN UR FAMOUS xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

      Alex King
      2019-10-23 10:34:18 +1300

      "Yay"

      Sarah Devine
      2019-10-23 08:08:17 +1300

      "Go well! "

      cathrine patten
      2019-10-22 21:02:42 +1300

      "That's my boy xxxxxx Go well team!!"

      cathrine patten
      2019-10-22 20:56:37 +1300

      "This one's from the old aunties Pauline and Marg - Go Gilbert!"

      Benjamin Zambo
      2019-10-22 18:36:52 +1300

      "MUCH LOVE XXOO"

      Nicola Burton
      2019-10-22 17:39:15 +1300

      "Hey Gilbert - all the best with the film! Nic & rob Burton"

      Gilbert Wong
      2019-10-22 13:28:30 +1300

      "Go for it. "

      Jenne pomfret
      2019-10-22 11:52:23 +1300
      Callum Turnbull
      2019-10-22 10:59:22 +1300

      "Support the local homies!! On an unrelated note, Matilda Boese-Wong is a fashion icon."

      Jack Briden
      2019-10-22 10:40:06 +1300
      Denise Culley
      2019-10-22 08:54:41 +1300

      "Good luck love Aunty D x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-10-22 07:46:07 +1300
      morgan
      2019-10-22 06:15:27 +1300

      "THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME! GOOD LUCK!!! XXX"

      [email protected]
      2019-10-22 00:42:09 +1300

      "Good luck !!"

      Robyn Cory-Wright
      2019-10-21 22:17:27 +1300

      "Look forward to seeing the finished product."

      Followers of Bring The Boy Back Home - FILM

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/11/2019 at 12:00 PM.