Film-mak­ers seek help

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Three friends have com­bined their skills in film-mak­ing, act­ing and vis­ual art to pro­duce a short film.

Filmed in ru­ral North­land and set against the back­drop of cat­a­strophic so­cial col­lapse, 45 RPM ex­plores the pow­er­ful yet un­easy re­la­tion­ship of three ‘‘sur­vivors’’ strug­gling to come to terms with them- selves and each other in their new and hos­tile en­vi­ron­ment.

Co-writ­ten by and star­ring Pon­sonby based film-maker Alexan­der Camp­bell, ac­tor Jef­frey Gane and vis­ual artist Sally Tagg, 45 RPM was born over a ca­sual beer in the gar­den of what is now the Three Lamps Eatery.

‘‘Orig­i­nally it wasn’t to be more than an ex­er­cise to help Sally learn how to shoot video on her new cam­era and at the same time have a bit of fun,’’ Camp­bell says.

‘‘From there, it grew into some­thing more com­plex, but still re­mained a low bud­get con­cern.’’

Sound tech­ni­cian Andy Day, who sound-mixed the film, is now based in Pon- sonby af­ter work­ing many years in Eng­land.

Now the team needs to raise $5000 to com­plete post­pro­duc­tion. Once fin­ished they hope to take their work to the in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­val cir­cuit.


On set: The crew of the film 45 RPM. From left: Alexan­der Camp­bell, Sally Tag, Annabel Gane, Mark Solter, Jeff Gane and Ethan Pick­stone.

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