Fracking Whatatutu

By Sumner Burstyn

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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


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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].

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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

    Diane Emerson
    2012-02-27 13:02:57 +1300
    Robyn Harris-Iles
    2012-02-27 12:44:31 +1300
    Damen Hansen
    2012-02-27 12:30:17 +1300
    Joshua Antanaitis
    2012-02-27 12:12:00 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-02-27 12:03:38 +1300
    Liane Penney
    2012-02-27 11:44:37 +1300
    Mike Riddell
    2012-02-27 11:11:05 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-02-27 10:25:29 +1300
    Susan Ronn
    2012-02-27 10:14:09 +1300
    Iris Duhn
    2012-02-27 10:13:37 +1300
    Anna Guenther
    2012-02-27 09:36:25 +1300
    Lynne Mendoza
    2012-02-27 09:36:06 +1300

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    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.

      Diane Emerson
      2012-02-27 13:02:57 +1300
      Robyn Harris-Iles
      2012-02-27 12:44:31 +1300
      Damen Hansen
      2012-02-27 12:30:17 +1300
      Joshua Antanaitis
      2012-02-27 12:12:00 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-02-27 12:03:38 +1300
      Liane Penney
      2012-02-27 11:44:37 +1300
      Mike Riddell
      2012-02-27 11:11:05 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-02-27 10:25:29 +1300
      Susan Ronn
      2012-02-27 10:14:09 +1300
      Iris Duhn
      2012-02-27 10:13:37 +1300
      Anna Guenther
      2012-02-27 09:36:25 +1300
      Lynne Mendoza
      2012-02-27 09:36:06 +1300

      Followers of Fracking Whatatutu

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