Ticket giveaway for One Thousand Ropes

Posted Tuesday 21 Mar 2017


The second feature from Tusi Tamasese (The Orator), One Thousand Ropes is the story of Maea, a father reconnecting with his youngest daughter and together putting to rest the ghosts that haunt them. She arrives vulnerable: badly beaten and heavily pregnant. He struggles with the inner temptation and the encouragement from the men in his life, to take revenge in the way he knows best on one hand - and on the other, to build the new family and companionship so desperately missing from his life.

Starring Frankie Adams (Shortland Street) in her feature film debut, Uelese Petaia (Sons for the Return Home), Beulah Koale (Shortland Street), Sima Urale (Apron Strings), Ene Petaia (Sione's Wedding) and Anapela Polataivao (Night Shift).

We are giving away 5 double passes to the film, which is released in cinemas on March 23.

To enter, simply watch the trailer and answer this simple question: What is Maea's old nickname?

Email your answer in the subject line to office@wiftnz.org.nz by 5pm Friday 24 March, 2017. Only winners will be notified.

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Creative crowdfunding campaigns to support

Posted Tuesday 21 Mar 2017

From one man trying to turn lives around through education, to a snot-gobbling baddy (yes, really), we're continually impressed by the diversity of projects WIFT members get involved in - so we're encouraging you to get behind those who are currently crowdfunding for their latest endeavours.

In Zone

The extraordinary journey of a man from Chicago and his mission to transform the lives of New Zealand and American teens is set to get the big screen treatment, with feature-length documentary In Zone calling for funds to complete this incredible story.

Directed by Robyn Paterson and produced by Jill Macnab and Christina Milligan (all WIFTers), In Zone follows Chicago-born Terrance Wallace who, after coming to New Zealand on a holiday, was so stunned by news reports of M?ori and Pasifika youth falling through the cracks that he made the life-changing decision to uproot his life in Chicago and move to New Zealand, with the sole aim to make a difference. And he's succeeding. But now Terrance is feeling the pull back home to Chicago where escalating racial tensions and violence have led to many begging him to start the scheme there.

To find out more about the project and rewards on offer, check out the Kickstarter page here. The campaign will run till the 12th April.

The Snot-Gobbler

WIFTer Lisa Sorenson is part of a theatre/ film group of creatives called Navi Collaborative (BALLS, THE DUMMY). In collaboration with Chocolate Lantern Theatre Company, they're developing a family-friendly puppet show that tackles the oft-avoided conversation about children and families coping with serious illness and loss - in a magical, witty, linguistic, SLIME-covered story.

A successful BOOSTED campaign will help them cover the costs of their first season and raise awareness for THE GRIEF CENTRE, perform a special relaxed performance for children with Autism and also give FREE puppet making workshops to children in under privileged communities. The campaign closes in four days.