Down North

Am in Ahipara, a small Northland beachfront community. Amazing and beautiful place. Warm, although we haven’t seen the sun. Could easily live here.

Heading to Kerikeri to fly home tonight but have the day free. Was thinking of driving to Te Reinga (image) but it is a long way to go to not see much. The cloud is so low that we’ll be lucky to even fly out. The flight here was cancelled on Friday.
Anyways, food is first on the list. Then figure what to do for the rest of the day….

>Feature Film


Trying to catch up on so many things. Gigabites of photographs and video files to store on one of my 3 hard drives. Haven’t updated my website for over a year. Or taken many photo come to think of it. But why?
I’ve been writing a feature film screenplay for some years now. The last year was intensive, to crack it and get it to the ‘production’ stage.
It’s called ‘The Pa Boys’ and is about a 3 piece band that tours New Zealand’s North Island. But of course it’s about much more than that.
Maybe I’ll post a synopsis, if I’m allowed. Film stuff is usually so ‘confidential’. Except in a country like New Zealand. We all know each others business.
The screenplay has had incredible feedback and amazing support from some big names in our industry. From producers, actors, directors and crew.

We all know it’s going to¬† be made. It’s just when? It is a summer movie and our Autumn has just started. Any delay from now on makes it even more likely it wont be made until next summer.
Anyway it’s with the funding bodies and I’m crossing my fingers and toes.

This image is to give a sense of the tone and style that part of the movie will be shot/set in. Without giving too much away, two of the characters (the protagonist and antagonist) take a spirits journey to Te Reinga, the leaping place of the spirits.
One of taglines we came up to describe the movie is;
It’s about life, death and (f#@cking) good music.

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