Wild is a short film by Writer/Director Steph Miller, in
collaboration with other talented creatives.
Wild is Tui's story, a young Maori woman struggling with issues
of identity and grappling with reality in the wake of trauma.
Although deep in the New Zealand wilderness, Tui soon comes to
realise she's not alone and can no longer run from her past.
This ambitious project encompasses everything from underwater
sequences to vast drone shots of the native NZ bush.
Actress Shania Baiyley-Edmonds connects to this character on many
levels, feeding from her own Maori heritage in her process to
realise Tui's character.
Composer Liam Reid is consulting with traditional Taonga Puoro
musicians to provide a uniquely kiwi, uniquely Wild, score for the
Production Designer Belle Gwilliam is working tirelessly to
realise Steph's vision for the film in terms of prop and set
Costumer designer Philippa Perry adds another level to the film
with her spectacular costume design and construction.
The film, being made as part of the MFA (CP) degree in Film at
Victoria University, has been a long time coming; with script
development spanning over a year and half, the story is ready for
The Wild film crew have been lucky enough to receive sponsorship
towards the budget from TSB bank, and Victoria University, and are
now SO CLOSE to reaching their target.
The funds required to make this film are going towards:
Gear that is not supplied by the University
Location fees/ rental costs
Art department / set construction
This film is a labour of love for so many talented creatives as
the 15+ person crew are all working without pay to realise this
We can squeeze through with another $1500 to cover our immediate
costs, and so we have set the target here as this project needs to
reach 100% of this goal to receive any of the funds.
Any extra funds we can raise allow us more creative freedom and
can really make a massive difference to the end result, so let's go
for our dream figure of $2500!
On behalf of Steph and the rest of the Wild film crew - thank you
for reading this far and thank you in advance to anyone willing to
help us out!