Goodwill helps Jaspers make Milk

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

Wairarapa-based producer/director Celia Jaspers is making a move into scripted drama and film and has just wrapped her second short film this year. Co-produced with fellow WIFT member Juanita Deely, the self-funded Milk was shot in Martinborough and relied "entirely on goodwill", says Celia. Professional camera, lighting and sound crew arrived from out of town bringing the very best of tech gear to the set, Martinborough local Gail Wilson, who has worked extensively on The Lord of The Rings, oversaw hair and makeup, and Celia's daughter Charlotte was one of the lead actors. Local businesses also pitched in offering food and services, while Kitchener St Dairy & Tearooms allowed filming for interior shots.

Milk, which is about human kindness, is Celia's second short film of the year; her first, Home School, was created for the VF48 Hours Film Festival where it won Best Family Film. also has official selection to three international festivals: the Boston International Kids Film Festival, Studio City International Film & TV Festival and The International KidsNFilm Festival.

Celia, a director of Hyundai Country Calendar and House Hunters International, wrote Milk during the first New Zealand lockdown.

 

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Rave reviews for Liang's Shadow In The Cloud

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

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It's great to see so many positive reviews about Roseanne Liang's feature Shadow In The Cloud!

The film, Liang's second feature, had its world premiere as a midnight drive-in screening as part of the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.

"An absolute blast for those with a high ridiculousness tolerance", says The Hollywood Reporter.

An "insanely entertaining high-altitude horror movie�Liang so fully commits to its over-the-top sensibility that you'll be clutching the armrest and grinning with glee for most of the ride", says Variety.

"Liang and Moretz inject � a feminist-leaning freshness" says IndieWire, adding that, "Audiences willing and able to lean into its special brand of wacky horror will likely enjoy it best, but Liang also keeps a steady tension running throughout its slim 83-minute running time that should appeal to even hardened horror and action fans."

Click here to read the collection of reviews collated by Stuff

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mage/TIFF. Chloe Grace Moretz in Shadow In The Cloud