This is a great chance to invest in what will undoubtedly become
an iconic piece of kiwi comedy television.
We're on a mission to create a pilot episode for a television /
online series entitled "Milton the Monster Hunter", a comedy New
Zealand X-Files meets Dr. Who, where the hero and heroine travel
across Aotearoa uncovering malicious, or just plain weird,
supernatural happenings that have been swept under the rug by
malicious and overly-bureaucratic DEC - Department of Environmental
Once we have created this kick-ass, hilarious pilot episode we
will be in a strong position to approach larger funders to
financially back future episodes in the series.
The script for the pilot episode has been written. The cast and
crew have been gathered. Shoot dates have been set. Noise and
Pictures has already purchased filming equipment, lights, sound
equipment, superfast computers and CG software...and are almost
finished with location scouting. We managed to achieve all of this
with the prize money from our short film "Brains"
(https://vimeo.com/44494192), which won the first place national
prize at the 48hour Film Festival, and "Rubble"
(https://vimeo.com/93059096), the 2014 national runner up in the
Cast and crew will share in any profit that we attract for this
series in the future. So the equipment is there, the team is
assembled, all the ducks are in a row.
BUT...we still need money for the simple things that will put
our directors, designers and actors out of pocket and into the poor
house. Things like props, costumes, gasoline, and food.
Let me take a moment to excite you even more about the project -
here is the synopsis for the pilot episode:
Milton is a lowly analyst at the Department of Environmental
Concerns. He stumbles upon some evidence that NordOil is conducting
illegal exploration off the coast of Wellington, which is
disturbing an age-old sea creature (potentially a Taniwha!) which
is wreaking havoc on the coastal communities as a result. Milton's
evil boss at DEC, Kim, tries to cover this up, but Milton, with the
help of his co-worker, Penelope, infiltrates the DEC's secret
classified archives and discover that Kim is in NordOil's pocket
and they plan on destroying the endangered monster. Penelope and
Milton must foil the plans of NordOil and save the sea
So, once this pilot is made, and we garner the big money from
corporate fat cat funders, you'll see Penelope and Milton travel
around New Zealand uncovering ever-stranger goings-on covered up by
DEC: Sulphur Goblins in Rotorua; Ghost Moa in Te Anau; Dream
Infiltrating Kea in Mount Cook. The possibilities are endless.
If you'd like to see a freakin' awesome New Zealand-based
supernatural comedy series hit your computers and television
screens in the near future, throw some cash behind it!
And! if you'd like to be an extra, or help out in some other way
on the project, (apart from financially) get in touch!
First 3 Day of Shooting!
20 MONTHS AGO
The first three days of filming have been intense, but super
rewarding. The gods have been kind to us with weather, and the
shots are looking primo!
Day 1 - The team worked late into the night at our Department of
Environmental Concerns office location, in an Earth sciences
building that has given us free use of their building. The only
condition: we can't tell you where it is, so that will forever
remain a mystery. These shots included Milton discovering
NordiCrude's illegal oil exploration in the marine reserve, and
deciding to take action.
Day 2 - A beautiful sunny day at Island Bay. With a crew of 12, 4
actors and 12 extras, we filmed our heroes, Milton and Penelope,
warning people on the beach about the disturbed sea creature. The
crowd took no notice, to their great chagrin. On this day we also
filmed a heart-rending opening sequence with an old man. I won't
spoil this for you with the details.
Day 3 - Holy! This was a pretty exciting day. Really high budget
productions use actual boats out on the water. Medium budget
productions use boats inside in front of a green screen. REALLY low
budget productions (like ours) revert back to boats on the
water...And it was the perfect day for it. Calm seas out at Island
Bay for our shoot boat and hero boat, and we got all the shots we
needed before the massive Southerly came rushing in.
Check out photos here:
Day 1: tinyurl.com/monstermilton1
Day 2: tinyurl.com/monstermilton2
Day 3: tinyurl.com/monstermilton3