Film-makers seek help
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.