High speed film sup­ports vic­tims

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Vic­tim Sup­port Porirua has launched a new vol­un­teer re­cruit­ment cam­paign.

Built around the theme of re­pair­ing shat­tered lives in the af­ter­math of crime or trauma, the cam­paign fea­tures a se­ries of video clips, com­ple­mented by ra­dio com­mer­cials.

The $100,000 cam­paign was do­nated to Vic­tim Sup­port by Welling­ton’s ‘‘cre­ative in­dus­try’’, says mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Emily Mar­den.

‘‘It all started with a chance meet­ing with cre­ative di­rec­tors Ol­lie Lan­gridge and Tim Hall, and over a cof­fee and notes scrib­bled on a nap­kin, a project was born.

‘‘ Over a pe­riod of three months we pitched the con­cept to peo­ple in the in­dus­try with the right skills to make this hap­pen,’’ she says.

These in­cluded tech­ni­cal wizards from Park Road Post, peo­ple with high speed cam­era equip­ment, ac­tors and pho­tog­ra­phers. Tech­ni­cally, it was the high­est speed shoot to ever take place in New Zealand, thanks to equip­ment flown in by MACS Syd­ney, said Ms Mar­den.

‘‘It was the con­cept that pulled peo­ple in but it was also who it was for. Vic­tim Sup­port is an or­gan­i­sa­tion that touches hearts and minds.’’

Lo­cal ser­vice co-or­di­na­tor Wendy Leary says they are look­ing to re­cruit 10 new vol­un­teers. Train­ing will take place in May over two week­ends.

‘‘What peo­ple have given in terms of time, tal­ent and skill to make these ad­verts is sim­ply stun­ning.

‘‘It’s won­der­ful how the cre­ative com­mu­nity have vol­un­teered their skills to cre­ate a cam­paign to re­cruit vol­un­teers for Vic­tim Sup­port,’’ she says.

Vic­tim Sup­port pro­vides a free 24/7 ser­vice to peo­ple af­fected by crime and trauma, and need to have at least 1000 trained vol­un­teers through­out the coun­try to en­sure no one has to deal with the af­ter af­fects of crime or sud­den trauma alone.

‘‘It takes a spe­cial kind of per­son to be­come a Vic­tim Sup­port vol­un­teer and the train­ing is ex­tremely com­pre­hen­sive.

‘‘All cases are dif­fer­ent, so we make sure vol­un­teers are trained to deal with ev­ery pos­si­ble sit­u­a­tion, it’s of­ten the va­ri­ety of cases that keeps vol­un­teers in­ter­ested in the work.’’

The cam­paign will run un­til the end of Fe­bru­ary. The Shat­tered Lives video clips can be viewed at: youtube.com/vic­tim­sup­portnz and vic­tim­sup­port.org.nz.

Flow­ers wrecked: Canopy Con­nec­tion man­ager Eric Jones near the planter where flow­ers were torn apart and dirt thrown about.

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