Movie teaser in theatre
It wasn’t a huge transformation, but Litt Park Theatrewas converted into a cinema recently.
The home of Te Puke Repertory became a film set for Pongakawa filmmaker, 17-year-old Rose McMahon and her crew, to shoot a teaser for an upcoming web series.
“We’re going to going to UK and America at the end of June and wanted to make something I’d be able to take to show people whilewe are travelling around,” she says.
The series, to be released on the internet towards the end of the year, will be called In The Rainbow.
“It’s been inspired by true stories about LGBT youth and their relationships,” says Rose.
There will be seven different stories, but recurring castmembers.
“Each episode is set in the same place and there will be a couple of people whowillweave in throughout the story, but each episodewill focus on a different main character.”
Rose says making a series is a move forward from the short films she has produced so far.
”[Short films] are little segments of something, but with aweb series, for me, it’s a bridge tomaking a feature film. Even though it’s telling different stories there’s still a continuing story arc that, if you put together, couldmake a feature film.
“Itwould have been a big jump from making short films to making feature films.”
Rose was aware of the possibilities Litt Park Theatre offered as she had appeared in three productionswith the repertory theatrewhen she was younger.
Camera operator for the teaser was Andrew Taylor.
“It’s my first time workingwith him but I’ve know him for a very long time and he will probably be involved in theweb series as well.”
Last weekend was the world premiere of Rose’s latest short film, Once More withMuchness, in Tauranga.
The short film and the teaser for In The Rainbow will soon be available to watch on Rose’s website twinklingbat.com
Her overseas tripwill combine a holiday with networking and catching up with people involved in the film industry and film festivals.
Rose McMahon (right) has been filming a teaser for a web series at Litt Park Theatre. Acting in it are, from left, Phoenix Cross (female lead), Theo Spargo (male lead) and supporting actor Isaiah Kokiri. The camera operator is Andrew Taylor and Simon...