Fracking Whatatutu

By Sumner Burstyn

PledgeMe.Project

Film,



NZ $15,994 pledged


192 people pledged


Closed


NZ $150,000 minimum target


10 10% Complete

This campaign failed to reach its target by 22/04/2012 at 10:57 AM (NZST) and is now closed.

Make a Pledge

About

Fracking Whatatutu

Project 2012-02-11 00:21:47 +1300

Thank you to all our pledgers and supporters. With the PCE announcing a full investigation into fracking in New Zealand we have decided not to make the film. While we have done much research we feel it is an uphill battle to fund the film to the level that would make it viable (and brilliant). Your pledges have not been processed.

We are going to use the trailer we made as part of a submission to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

And we’d like you to get involved.

We are asking everyone who pledged or who has a burning question to provide a few sentences to be sent as part of our submission.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION HERE www.facebook.com/FrackingWhatatutu

FOLLOW US HERE www.twitter.com/fracknz


----


The New Zealand government has issued exploration licenses to Tag Oil and its partner Apache. Using hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, they intend to extract oil and gas from the area around Whatatutu, a tight-knit East Coast town of 300 residents. The town is surrounded by traditional family farms, forestry and reserves of fuel-rich subterranean rock so vast Tag Oil says the area is “literally leaking oil and gas”.


Mining advocates claim fracking - which involves injecting millions of litres of highly pressurised water, sand and chemicals into the earth - is safe; opponents insist it leaves a toxic legacy.


Do you want fracking in New Zealand? What if they want to frack on your land? What can you do? Do you know enough about fracking to make an informed decision?


Fracking Whatatutu is being made by professional, award-winning filmmakers concerned about the lack of informed discussion about the issue in New Zealand. The documentary will examine the national and global implications of fracking via the microcosm of Whatatutu’s experience, challenging the claims of environmentalists and oil companies alike.

Pledge your support and help expose the facts about fracking.

fracking

Flexible Funding

Fracking Whatatutu is the first flexible funding campaign on PledgeMe. This means, every dollar pledged to this project will be charged to the pledger. This is not the normal threshold system offered by the website, and we're trying to figure out if this should be part of our normal offering. Tell us your thoughts on flexible funding by emailing: [email protected].

Comments

Updates 2

Bfm Radio Interview

13/03/2012 at 7:17 AM

Producer Sumner Burstyn is asked some pertinent question in an interview by Gary Farrow - The Wire news and current affairs show

Why we are making this film

12/03/2012 at 9:32 AM

Do you want to see a comprehensive, scientifically sound film about fracking in New Zealand? PLEASE TELL US WHY!

All you have to do is make a simple video comment and post it to our Youtube account! It can be just you and your webcam, make it as simple as you like.

Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QHDsjhf8fE > Click the All Comments box located beneath our trailer info (the same place you would click to write a comment). A hyperlink on the right of the box called Create a video response will appear - click this link. You will be given two options for choosing your video response.

WE want to make this film. WE believe there is a serious lack of debate about major environmental changes happening in New Zealand. If you do too please help us.

    Pledgers 192

    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-07 20:49:47 +1300
    James Hughes
    2012-03-07 20:03:15 +1300
    Harriette Mangin
    2012-03-07 19:57:49 +1300
    Gosia Piatek
    2012-03-07 18:41:25 +1300
    angela van zyl
    2012-03-07 11:47:06 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-07 10:08:21 +1300
    Swami Neelamber
    2012-03-07 09:52:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-07 07:51:08 +1300
    Janet Mace
    2012-03-06 21:21:32 +1300
    David Fletcher
    2012-03-06 21:01:42 +1300
    Athena Lambrinidou
    2012-03-06 20:44:36 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-06 20:35:40 +1300
    Emily King
    2012-03-06 20:10:41 +1300
    K Rooke
    2012-03-06 19:58:17 +1300
    Makere
    2012-03-06 18:35:52 +1300
    Ani
    2012-03-06 16:55:30 +1300
    Kathleen Harvey
    2012-03-06 16:51:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-06 15:25:20 +1300
    Trish Hare
    2012-03-06 15:21:46 +1300
    Emily Belbin
    2012-03-06 13:31:24 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-06 12:03:58 +1300
    suzanne boon
    2012-03-06 11:02:27 +1300
    Peter Hill
    2012-03-06 10:37:03 +1300
    Nick Braxton
    2012-03-06 10:00:57 +1300
    Cosmic Carver
    2012-03-06 09:42:05 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-06 09:34:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-06 09:28:15 +1300
    Te Kiira Parkinson
    2012-03-06 09:25:59 +1300
    Ann-Marie Bellinger
    2012-03-06 09:12:39 +1300
    Rebecca Hobbs
    2012-03-06 08:43:55 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of Fracking Whatatutu

    Fracking Whatatutu

    Project 2012-02-11 00:21:47 +1300

    Thank you to all our pledgers and supporters. With the PCE announcing a full investigation into fracking in New Zealand we have decided not to make the film. While we have done much research we feel it is an uphill battle to fund the film to the level that would make it viable (and brilliant). Your pledges have not been processed.

    We are going to use the trailer we made as part of a submission to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

    And we’d like you to get involved.

    We are asking everyone who pledged or who has a burning question to provide a few sentences to be sent as part of our submission.

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION HERE www.facebook.com/FrackingWhatatutu

    FOLLOW US HERE www.twitter.com/fracknz


    ----


    The New Zealand government has issued exploration licenses to Tag Oil and its partner Apache. Using hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, they intend to extract oil and gas from the area around Whatatutu, a tight-knit East Coast town of 300 residents. The town is surrounded by traditional family farms, forestry and reserves of fuel-rich subterranean rock so vast Tag Oil says the area is “literally leaking oil and gas”.


    Mining advocates claim fracking - which involves injecting millions of litres of highly pressurised water, sand and chemicals into the earth - is safe; opponents insist it leaves a toxic legacy.


    Do you want fracking in New Zealand? What if they want to frack on your land? What can you do? Do you know enough about fracking to make an informed decision?


    Fracking Whatatutu is being made by professional, award-winning filmmakers concerned about the lack of informed discussion about the issue in New Zealand. The documentary will examine the national and global implications of fracking via the microcosm of Whatatutu’s experience, challenging the claims of environmentalists and oil companies alike.

    Pledge your support and help expose the facts about fracking.

    fracking

    Flexible Funding

    Fracking Whatatutu is the first flexible funding campaign on PledgeMe. This means, every dollar pledged to this project will be charged to the pledger. This is not the normal threshold system offered by the website, and we're trying to figure out if this should be part of our normal offering. Tell us your thoughts on flexible funding by emailing: [email protected].

    Comments

    Bfm Radio Interview

    13/03/2012 at 7:17 AM

    Producer Sumner Burstyn is asked some pertinent question in an interview by Gary Farrow - The Wire news and current affairs show

    Why we are making this film

    12/03/2012 at 9:32 AM

    Do you want to see a comprehensive, scientifically sound film about fracking in New Zealand? PLEASE TELL US WHY!

    All you have to do is make a simple video comment and post it to our Youtube account! It can be just you and your webcam, make it as simple as you like.

    Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QHDsjhf8fE > Click the All Comments box located beneath our trailer info (the same place you would click to write a comment). A hyperlink on the right of the box called Create a video response will appear - click this link. You will be given two options for choosing your video response.

    WE want to make this film. WE believe there is a serious lack of debate about major environmental changes happening in New Zealand. If you do too please help us.

      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-07 20:49:47 +1300
      James Hughes
      2012-03-07 20:03:15 +1300
      Harriette Mangin
      2012-03-07 19:57:49 +1300
      Gosia Piatek
      2012-03-07 18:41:25 +1300
      angela van zyl
      2012-03-07 11:47:06 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-07 10:08:21 +1300
      Swami Neelamber
      2012-03-07 09:52:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-07 07:51:08 +1300
      Janet Mace
      2012-03-06 21:21:32 +1300
      David Fletcher
      2012-03-06 21:01:42 +1300
      Athena Lambrinidou
      2012-03-06 20:44:36 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-06 20:35:40 +1300
      Emily King
      2012-03-06 20:10:41 +1300
      K Rooke
      2012-03-06 19:58:17 +1300
      Makere
      2012-03-06 18:35:52 +1300
      Ani
      2012-03-06 16:55:30 +1300
      Kathleen Harvey
      2012-03-06 16:51:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-06 15:25:20 +1300
      Trish Hare
      2012-03-06 15:21:46 +1300
      Emily Belbin
      2012-03-06 13:31:24 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-06 12:03:58 +1300
      suzanne boon
      2012-03-06 11:02:27 +1300
      Peter Hill
      2012-03-06 10:37:03 +1300
      Nick Braxton
      2012-03-06 10:00:57 +1300
      Cosmic Carver
      2012-03-06 09:42:05 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-06 09:34:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-06 09:28:15 +1300
      Te Kiira Parkinson
      2012-03-06 09:25:59 +1300
      Ann-Marie Bellinger
      2012-03-06 09:12:39 +1300
      Rebecca Hobbs
      2012-03-06 08:43:55 +1300

      Followers of Fracking Whatatutu

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 18/04/2012 at 12:52 AM.