A short non-fiction film about Zuyi Woon and Elaine Loh who
opened the first and only fully manual brewing coffee shop in New
Zealand while consistently facing the pressure of the huge
Their shop 'Pour & Twist' is situated in Wellington. Every
cup of coffee that they serve is made with their hands rather than
an espresso machine, emphasising the art and craft of the brewing
process and Zuyi and Elaine's passion for it!'
Pour & Twist represents what is happening in the New Zealand
coffee industry, as more and more people are dedicated to
hand-brewing methods. They put great effort to ensure coffee in New
Zealand is ethically traded and brought to consumers with the best
quality through every step.
We are third-year Television & Screen Production students
who are motivated to create influential and entertaining content.
This little film is meaningful to both of us as it is our final
project in this degree and we have an opportunity to showcase the
uniqueness of 'Coffee with a Twist'. If the project is as
successful as we aspire it to be, there are opportunities for it to
be showcased in film festivals.
But to make this project possible we need your support! Any
donations will mean so much to us. If you are uanble to donate,
sharing the page with your friends or family would also be much
All donations will go towards the budget of this film such as
flights, accommodation, food for the crew, music licencing and any
other post-production costs. If there is any leftover money it will
be given to the 'Trade School Industries' which will help people
who have a prison past gain a bright future in hospitality. Info on
that here: https://tradeschoolindustries.org/
Here is our little crew:
Director: Chen Huang
Producer: Blake Lewis
Director of Cinematography: Henry Donald
Sound Operator: Niamh Swannack
Update - August 28th
10 MONTHS AGO
20 days down... 10 to go!
Thank you so much to all those who have donated. We have been really humbled by the generosity of our friends, family and anybody interested in the project who are helping us make this possible. We are really close to our target but are going to need one final push. It is going to be a bit of a crazy finish but I believe we can get there! We will be filming in just over 2 weeks. The closer it gets, the more excited we get. We cannot wait to show you all the finished project.
Blake & Chen