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
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
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
We sincerely, and literally, couldn't do it without
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
Aaron Morton (Cinematographer)
"A script which is intriguing, and leading you beyond the
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)
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
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
35 MONTHS AGO
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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.
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