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Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing film-makers. It follows a Deaf Maori teenager as he struggles to learn the haka in Kaikohe. Determined to rise to the challenges that stand in his way, Tama undergoes the transformation necessary to earn the respect of his community.

The innovative script includes dialogue in four languages (the three official languages of New Zealand and Maori Sign Language). Jared Flitcroft (who is co-directing with hearing film-maker Jack O'Donnell) is the first Deaf film-maker to graduate from Wellington's film school. We are interested in creating opportunities for emerging Deaf actors and crew to gain experience that may lead to employment opportunities.

The funds raised from Boosted will go towards the production phase of the film including gear, crew, transport and NZSL interpreters. We will shoot the film in January and February 2014 while editing and mastering will take place in the following four months.

 

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UPDATES

  • We have been BOOSTED

    51 MONTHS AGO

    Hey everyone,

    I personally would love to thank everyone for your donations,  This has been such an amazing journey and we still have 2 days left for the boosted campaign to finish.

    We have finally reached 100% and the Tama crew appreciates this sooooo much.

     

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU

    Tama Crew

  • 2 DAYS LEFT

    51 MONTHS AGO

    Hey people,

    We have reached 12% and we have 2 days left before its expires.

    Please encourage your friends and family to donate money towards this worthy project about a Maori Deaf boy who strives to do the Haka.

    To Donors:

    Thank you all so much for your help

     

    Tama Crew

  • Tama is in the media

    51 MONTHS AGO

    Hey Donors,

    Tama is in the media WOOHOOO.

     

    Check out Element Magazine on Tama

    http://www.elementmagazine.co.nz/people/entertainment/multi-lingual-film-explores-deaf-adolescence/

    (if somehow you can't click on the link, please copy and paste this link)

  • 7 Days LEFT

    51 MONTHS AGO

    Hey Guys,

     

    11%

    We have 7 Days left to reach the budget of $10,000.  Tell your friends, colleague and neighbours about this worthy project.  Encourage them to donate some money

    Thanks

    Tama Crew

  • YAY

    51 MONTHS AGO

    HEY DONORS,

    YAY - We have pass the $1,000 mark.  Thank you all so much.

    What has been happening?  The Tama crew has created four videos on the Tama Short Film Page on Facebook.  IT is in NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) with Subtitles so our hearing peers can understand what is being said.

    Here is the facebook link

     

    https://www.facebook.com/tamashortfilm

     

    (if somehow you can't click on the link, you can copy and paste it onto the website)

     

    Thank you again

     

    Tama Crew

  • HUGE THANK YOU

    51 MONTHS AGO

    we have reached 10% YAY.

    The Tama Crew would love to send out lots of love and hugs to you all before going back to work on the Fresh Short Scheme.

    Things are going well, lots of work needing to be done but everyone is doing their part with a smile on their face.

     

    Thank you all again

     

    The 'Tama' Crew

     

     

  • BIG THANK YOU AND UPDATE NEWS

    51 MONTHS AGO

    The Tama Team would like to THANK DONATORS for being generous and it was very much appreciated.  MUCH LOVE to you all.  We are now on 9% and still climbing.

    Update news:

    The Tama Crew are busy doing the Fresh Short Scheme, Johnny Crawford, Mel Dodds, Jack O'Donnell and Jared Flitcroft are busy doing their part.  Johnny is busy on the phone whereas Jack and Jared are busy creating a director's vision and treatment.

    Also - The Tama script is looking very very good, it is looking powerful and also educational as well in Deaf Culture and Maori Culture.

    Encourage your colleagues, friends and whanau to donate some money towards this worthy project and I thank you all once again.

     

    The TAMA CREW

  • UPDATE

    51 MONTHS AGO

    BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU, WE REACH $840 with 26 Days left.

    Jack O'Donnell and Jared Flitcroft are working very hard on the script and it is looking very promising

     

    :)

     

    if you want to find more update information about Tama.

    click here

    www.facebook.com/tamashortfilm

     

    Thank you

     

    TAMA TEAM

     

     

  • BIG THANKS

    52 MONTHS AGO

    We have reached $805 so far and 8%.  I would love to THANK ALL OF YOU for donating to this project, The Tama team is forever grateful to you all.

    Don't forget to like the TAMA PAGE on FACEBOOK as well

    https://www.facebook.com/tamashortfilm

     

    THANK YOU ALL AGAIN :)

     

    TAMA TEAM

  • Fresh Shorts

    52 MONTHS AGO

    The Tama Crew are working hard on applying for the Fresh Short Scheme. GO HARD TEAM TAMA. Johnny Crawford, Mel Dodds, Jack O'Donnell and Jared Flitcroft are busy doing their stuff and its looking positive right now :)

     

  • Tama Team

    52 MONTHS AGO

    Jared and Jack, our two Directors, surveying the landscape in Kaikohe. This will be an epic location for this film!! "Tama" also marks the first time in New Zealand there's been a co-directorship on a film between a Deaf and a hearing director.

    Tama Team
  • Jared Flitcroft made it into a website

    52 MONTHS AGO

    Kia Ora all,

    Jared Flitcroft, one of the co writers and directors for Tama has made it into the Film School website. YAY.

    Jared is the first Deaf person to have graduate from Film School and since then, he has been working really hard on this Tama project.

    Have a read at http://www.filmschool.org.nz/School-News#id-146

    Also, Jared Flitcroft is the winner of the 2012 AMP AdviceFirst Scholarship award which will go towards Tama.

    https://www.doyourthing.co.nz/adviser-business-recipients-2012/show/jared-flitcroft-440

     

     

  • What been happening so far?

    52 MONTHS AGO

    Kia Ora all,

    First of all, I would like to send a BIG BIG thank you to all the people who have donated so far,  Please keep on sharing and 'like' the 'Tama' page on this link

    https://www.facebook.com/tamashortfilm?fref=ts

    So what has been happening here so far?

    Well, Jack and Jared has been inspired so much by our trip to Kaikohe that we are in the development stage of re writing a script and making this film powerful, educational for everyone about Maori Deaf and its community.

    The script is now being checked out by a third party for feedbacks so that we can continuing to make the story amazing.

    Thank you all again for donating/sharing this page and there will be more updates news soon

    The TAMA team

     

     

     

     

    What been happening so far?
  • Kaikohe Recce

    52 MONTHS AGO

     
    Kia Ora! 
     
    Our directors Jack and Jared have just returned from their trip to Kaikohe. Support from all facets at the community has been incredible and many people have said they do not think this film should be made anywhere else. For this to happen, we need all the support we can get so keep promoting this page. We have 17 days left to reach our target and this fund would be a huge boost to the film.
     
    Don't forget to like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tamashortfilm
     
    Many thanks,

    The Tama team

    Kaikohe Recce

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Odd Socks builds the bridge between Deaf and hearing communities in New Zealand, by developing visual performances and advising the arts sector about Deaf culture and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

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