LAWFUEL – Three filmmakers reckon investors will get more than they bargain for with their new movie, Garage Sale, which is soon to shoot on the Kapiti Coast.
“What’s exciting for us is the film is set totally in Kapiti,” says Kerry Robins, who’s producing the comedy with director Paul Murphy and writer Linda Niccol.
“We’re using local actors, crew, locations and services such as accommodation and catering, wherever possible. And while we’ve had donations of some services and equipment, we need some financial support for hard costs.”
A New Zealand theatrical release is planned and distribution will be sought overseas, Mr Robins says.
“We’ll be using a profit share points system, so if the film’s a hit, not only will people get paid and investors will get their money back, they may even make a profit.
“We’re looking for people who want to share in this opportunity. We’re investing our time and talent in a film that will embrace Kapiti – we need people onboard that also see the possibilities for the area and the creative potential.”
“When I first read the script, I felt as though I’d met the people before. I could see the potential to make the film that showcases whats great and unique about Kapiti,” says director Paul Murphy. “What’s also exciting is there are so many talented people out here who can be involved and come on the journey with us.”
Shooting is due to start in early August. The story is based on an original script by Nick Ward (Stickmen), whose new movie, The Ferryman, will open in October.
“Garage Sale is a feelgood, multi-layered dramedy set in a time when TradeMe and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a first-hand crack at the second-hand,” Linda Niccol, says.
Garage Sale follows the fortunes of the Rose family, who live on the idyllic Kapiti Coast, where the sunsets are spectacular, parking is still free and second-hand bargains abound.
Jill and Brian Rose are happily married and looking forward to their daughter, primary school teacher Cheryl, following in their footsteps when long-time boyfriend, mechanic Stew, proposes.
Clouds gather, however, when it becomes clear that Cheryl has issues with her mother’s voracious bargain hunting, which she fears will ruin her wedding.
The filmmakers say Garage Sale will be funny, touching, and full of people you’ll recognise and love.
If you’re interested in supporting this creative venture, please contact Kerry Robins, on 027 483 6646, for more information.