We are Andy Deere and Ryan Heron
(Co-Producers/Directors) of Bludgeon. We're stoked to have been
selected by Loading Docs and given the chance to make our short
Now here's what it's all about, well some of what it's
about, there'll be other material in the film when it's made, we
wouldn't want to give you the impression you had experienced the
full story here on this two dimensional page.
Since leaving the army Ex-infantryman Martainn struggled
to find a safe outlet for his aggression and a sense of place and
kinship. Then through a chance encounter Martainn discovered a new
physical outlet with the brotherhood of the Steel Thorns,
Taranaki's premiere full contact medieval athletes.
With his eyes firmly on the prize, Bludgeon follows
Martainn's journey to the national medieval fighting competition
where he and his team will compete against the nations best. Three
years of training have led Martainn to this moment where success or
failure will be decided on the swing of his poleaxe.
Will he bring it all together and experience victory and
glory in the bohurt?
To make this film happen, we need your help. We need to
reach $2,000 and once we do, Loading Docs will match that amount
dollar for dollar. We need this to contribute to the costs of
making this film and to tell Martainn's story.
A Note from Ryan and Andy:
Martainn is an old friend of ours from school days. For
years we thought Martainn, with his unique take on life and
uncompromising nature, would make a great contributor to a
documentary. But until now we never had the right vehicle to tell
When Martainn began talking to us about his new passion
for full Medieval Combat we realised the wait was over. Who were
these unique individuals Martainn had hitched his wagon to? What
possessed people to fight side by side in 30kg armour? And why
hasn't any one thought of setting their sword on fire
Thanks for joining Martainn and ourselves on this trip
into the unknown. Check out the Bludgeon facebook page for regular
updates on the film and team.