CAROLYN BEAVER ----- Free Agent Films / Jane Sherning Warren

Breaking and Entering

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TWO PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE FINDING COMPASSION IN EXTREMITY.

Laura, struggling with her recent separation, gives hell to the young man who breaks into her house, yet their fight leads both to unexpected understanding.

       

THE DIRECTOR - Carolyn Beaver

The idea for the script began with me trying to reconcile a burglary of my own by turning the experience around and forgiving the intruder. It's been a strange learning experience and writing the script has been a kind of epiphany. It showed me how to let go of the anger and ultimately find peace so I could move on and be better for it. What I hope to show with the film is that you can change your life in a millisecond with a change of perspective.

This film is important to me because, at its foundation, it's about men and women and how we share this planet together. The script looks at human behaviour in the raw, when all the social niceties are stripped away. It examines what happens when two strangers are forced into emotional intimacy. Each is guilty of making easy judgments of the other. Yet, ultimately, they learn that their differences are less important than their similarities. Both find empathy and compassion. They are changed and made better by their contact with each other.

I would love people to come on board because, more than anything, they like the idea but also because they want to help a woman tell a story. In my heart I think thats what this world really needs... more feminine perspective.

 

 

THE PRODUCER - Jane Sherning Warren

I initially came on board Carolyn's project as a script developer, then script writer, but watching Carolyn's passion and commitment to the project, and seeing her grow as a director, made me want to help her get it made. As with the other short films I've produced, the project is entirely in keeping with my strong interest in making women's stories and supporting women film practitioners.

 

 

THE FUNDS

You might think $8,000.00 is not much to make a movie on. And you'd be right. Making movies is expensive.

However, we are in the very fortunate position of knowing a whole lot of highly skilled and generous film practitioners, many of whom come with their own gear (see below for further details).Thanks to them, much of the equipment we need is coming at no cost, and every one of our incredible cast and crew are working for nothing.

Because there is such a very small pool of highly contested funds for filmmaking available in NZ, more and more, film practitioners rely on the wonderful, enthusiastic support of their wider film family to practice their art. To make this film a reality means asking you to help us feed these marvellous people and cover their expenses during the shoot. It will also help pay for props, makeup, wardrobe and any equipment that isn't being kindly donated. It will cover gifts to people who lend us locations. It will mean we can buy insurance. It will pay for colour grading, editing, and a sound mix. Without you, it won't happen. With you, we can make something truly moving.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

We sincerely, and literally, couldn't do it without you.

 

                              

HERE ARE SOME NICE THINGS SOME PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THE SCRIPT:

"A beautifully crafted script, that skilfully observes a moment when two very different individuals from very different sides of the tracks are confronted with each other. Part thriller, part social commentary, this is a rich short script, with a great strong female central role."

Cameron Rhodes (Actor)

 

"I really enjoyed the script. An intimate and touching little tale. I like the comparison of two worlds early on, and also the chance for a little bit of comedy to not have things feel too heavy."

Aaron Morton (Cinematographer)

 

"A script which is intriguing, and leading you beyond the expected."

Dianne Moffatt (Script Supervisor)

 

"Carolyn has been around the film business for a long time, working on crews and creating her own work... I've always enjoyed her sense of humour and energetic creativity, and have relished reading her scripts over the years.....! "Breaking and Entering" brings Carolyn's unique perspective to social realism as she successfully explores the universal magic of human connection."

Robin Murphy (Filmmaker)

 

UPDATES

  • T H A N K Y O U

    35 MONTHS AGO

    Kia ora - I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has kindly donated to this project anonymous or otherwise. This script spend three years in the development process and I for one am really proud of it. It has been a labour of love and one I intend to see through so thanks for helping with covering some of the many costs involved. I have great hopes for this little film and look forward to sharing the highlights with you along the way. So really ...thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your contribution. Carolyn

    T H A N K Y O U
  • MEET THE TEAM

    35 MONTHS AGO

    We're extremely fortunate to have some of the best in the business as our talented crew.

    Here's the gang so far:

     

    DOP - DAVE GARBETT

    FIRST AD - QUENTIN WHITWELL

    SCRIPT SUPERVISOR - DIANNE MOFFATT

    PRODUCTION DESIGNER - MICK COOTE

    COSTUME DESIGNER - KRISTIN SETH

    MAKE UP & HAIR - ANITA AGGREY

    SOUND - MIKE WESTGATE

    MEET THE TEAM
  • HELLO...

    35 MONTHS AGO

    Please check out our Facebook page and like it to stay updated with the project as it happens.

    https://www.facebook.com/breakingandenteringfilm/

    HELLO...
  • KIA ORA

    35 MONTHS AGO

    So far in our first week of the campaign we've had some amazing support and feedback.

    We’d like to say a huge thank you to our film and music friends and family for donating. We’re so grateful for all the support and for sharing our campaign with your friends. Looking ahead...we still have quite a way to go but confident we can reach our target.

     

    Watch this space and thank you.

    KIA ORA
  • WELCOME...

    36 MONTHS AGO

    Some of you may have seen the link to the YouTube slideshow...More a compilation of atmosphere and imagery than anything else but also an introduction to our soundtrack 'Berry'. A collaboration with the incredibly talented Dylan Storey who's been working with me on this project since my first draft. The idea - a lulling and plaintive piece with room to grow and a gentle soothing rocking motion. Thanks D for creating such an astounding piece of music for my little film #star #huntawaysound #dylanstorey #thankyou

    WELCOME...