To The Bottom

By Nicholas Shillito

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To The Bottom

Project 2021-08-15 17:08:09 +1200

Directed and written by Otto Tiatia, and produced by Nicholas Shillito, ‘To the Bottom’ is a dramatic short film about Eddie, a quiet teenager who shares a distant relationship with his alcoholic single father, Terry. After the loss of Eddie’s mother, the relationship between father and son has fractured, both retreating within themselves. Due to Terry’s toxic, drinking-fuelled behaviour, Eddie lives a miserable life, experiencing a constant barrage of insults and criticism from his father. This routine has become normalised, and Eddie has opted to stay silent rather than confront his father in any way. As their relationship rapidly deteriorates they struggle to overcome themselves, each other, and avert the point of no return.  

A bit about us (aka Otto and Nick): We're both final year Communication students, majoring in Screen Production, at AUT, who are raring to bring this project to life, and create something with our great crew and soon to-be-confirmed cast. Crew-wise, we’ve got Reed Cathcart as our Assistant Director, Jordan Cooke (aka Daniel the hotshot, bad boy boom operator) on sound, Bjorn Harris-Juhasz as our cinematographer, and Quentin Hope on lighting. They’re a talented bunch, and just the right people to bring Otto’s script, which he poured his blood, sweat, and tears into, from page to reality.

The money you donate will go towards feeding our cast and crew for all three days of shooting, covering any transportation costs for our cast and crew, costuming our lead and around ten or more background actors, make-up, and props, as well as a small portion in reserve in case of any unforeseen disruption, or the need to pick-ups; if neither of those issues arise that portion would go towards post-production and promotion.

We’re thrilled to be working together and to be creating this story, and we’d be honoured for you to invest your expectations and money in our vision – we do not think we’ll let you down.

Thank you so much for your time, Otto and Nicholas.

 

Comments

Updates 1

Still alive!

20/08/2021 at 2:06 PM

Hi everyone, even though lockdown has made all plans turn into a nebulous cloud of "?" this project is still very much alive! We're auditioning online now, and as soon as there is some stable ground beneath our feet, the project will be up and running again.

    Pledgers 15

    Tautiaga Tiatia
    2021-09-13 09:08:58 +1200
    Relihan Myburgh
    2021-09-11 22:15:23 +1200

    "Good luck with your production"

    John Ratcliffe
    2021-09-11 07:27:12 +1200

    "Sounds like you guys are tackling some important subject matter. I’m sure you’ll do a fantastic job, wishing you all the best with the production."

    Jo Draffin
    2021-09-10 13:13:08 +1200

    "Good luck Nick...on behalf of me and Callum"

    Sam Clare
    2021-09-10 11:20:01 +1200

    "Wishing you all the very best with your project. Love your crowd funding video - very professional! Good luck all of you!"

    Leander Patterson
    2021-09-10 11:19:39 +1200
    Abby
    2021-09-10 10:48:20 +1200

    "Well done Nick! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-09-10 10:47:59 +1200
    Tiaraz
    2021-09-09 10:28:47 +1200

    "Otto xox"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-09-06 21:33:57 +1200
    Tanya M. Wheeler
    2021-09-06 19:36:43 +1200
    Sting Otara
    2021-08-24 10:37:17 +1200

    "Send it 🛠"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-08-20 12:18:36 +1200
    Ari Boughen
    2021-08-17 17:35:16 +1200

    "Use it to pay for Nick's haircut"

    Denise Shillito
    2021-08-17 16:20:15 +1200

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    To The Bottom

    Project 2021-08-15 17:08:09 +1200

    Directed and written by Otto Tiatia, and produced by Nicholas Shillito, ‘To the Bottom’ is a dramatic short film about Eddie, a quiet teenager who shares a distant relationship with his alcoholic single father, Terry. After the loss of Eddie’s mother, the relationship between father and son has fractured, both retreating within themselves. Due to Terry’s toxic, drinking-fuelled behaviour, Eddie lives a miserable life, experiencing a constant barrage of insults and criticism from his father. This routine has become normalised, and Eddie has opted to stay silent rather than confront his father in any way. As their relationship rapidly deteriorates they struggle to overcome themselves, each other, and avert the point of no return.  

    A bit about us (aka Otto and Nick): We're both final year Communication students, majoring in Screen Production, at AUT, who are raring to bring this project to life, and create something with our great crew and soon to-be-confirmed cast. Crew-wise, we’ve got Reed Cathcart as our Assistant Director, Jordan Cooke (aka Daniel the hotshot, bad boy boom operator) on sound, Bjorn Harris-Juhasz as our cinematographer, and Quentin Hope on lighting. They’re a talented bunch, and just the right people to bring Otto’s script, which he poured his blood, sweat, and tears into, from page to reality.

    The money you donate will go towards feeding our cast and crew for all three days of shooting, covering any transportation costs for our cast and crew, costuming our lead and around ten or more background actors, make-up, and props, as well as a small portion in reserve in case of any unforeseen disruption, or the need to pick-ups; if neither of those issues arise that portion would go towards post-production and promotion.

    We’re thrilled to be working together and to be creating this story, and we’d be honoured for you to invest your expectations and money in our vision – we do not think we’ll let you down.

    Thank you so much for your time, Otto and Nicholas.

     

    Comments

    Still alive!

    20/08/2021 at 2:06 PM

    Hi everyone, even though lockdown has made all plans turn into a nebulous cloud of "?" this project is still very much alive! We're auditioning online now, and as soon as there is some stable ground beneath our feet, the project will be up and running again.

      Tautiaga Tiatia
      2021-09-13 09:08:58 +1200
      Relihan Myburgh
      2021-09-11 22:15:23 +1200

      "Good luck with your production"

      John Ratcliffe
      2021-09-11 07:27:12 +1200

      "Sounds like you guys are tackling some important subject matter. I’m sure you’ll do a fantastic job, wishing you all the best with the production."

      Jo Draffin
      2021-09-10 13:13:08 +1200

      "Good luck Nick...on behalf of me and Callum"

      Sam Clare
      2021-09-10 11:20:01 +1200

      "Wishing you all the very best with your project. Love your crowd funding video - very professional! Good luck all of you!"

      Leander Patterson
      2021-09-10 11:19:39 +1200
      Abby
      2021-09-10 10:48:20 +1200

      "Well done Nick! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-09-10 10:47:59 +1200
      Tiaraz
      2021-09-09 10:28:47 +1200

      "Otto xox"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-09-06 21:33:57 +1200
      Tanya M. Wheeler
      2021-09-06 19:36:43 +1200
      Sting Otara
      2021-08-24 10:37:17 +1200

      "Send it 🛠"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-08-20 12:18:36 +1200
      Ari Boughen
      2021-08-17 17:35:16 +1200

      "Use it to pay for Nick's haircut"

      Denise Shillito
      2021-08-17 16:20:15 +1200

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