Emma Sue

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Emma Sue is an independent, dark comedy short film told in three chapters. The story shows the power struggle between a quirky, pleasant lady living in small town New Zealand and the local alpha Yoga Mum. It's a tale that reminds us how little we truly know our neighbours, and what happens behind closed doors.

Emma Sue is our first baby. This project has been a means to begin  hands-on learning about the filmmaking process, and it has allowed us to connect with some amazing people in the NZ film industry. After the story came to mind, we realised creating this film was the perfect opportunity to make something unapologetically weird and silly, while also enabling us to lay the foundation for our future production company.

We are very proud and excited to be featuring some of New Zealand's most talented drag/performance artists in the upcoming Chapters. Producing opportunities to bring together these artists within the LGBTQIA+ community and showcasing their unique forms of self-expression is a big motivation for us, and a key focus for our future productions. We want to provoke the status quo through collaborating with diverse people who are living their truth. 


Chapter One is complete and was self-funded, it can be viewed by clicking 'Watch the Video' link above. Our objective was to use Chapter One as a teaser to help us achieve the budget needed to complete the remaining chapters of the story in a way we're doing it justice. We have been doing a lot of the pre-production work, and will be able to move forward should we meet our goal.


We are embracing the fact that Chapters Two and Three will have an elevated production value - we think it only adds to the silliness of the story. We have scheduled to shoot both the remaining Chapters in March 2019.

We are very happy to have the opportunity to work with two of Auckland's juiciest creatives, Lane Worrall and Medulla Oblongata, who have joined our team as Art Directors for Chapter Three.


We are so stoked to have formed a great team that believes in Emma Sue. We hope that this campaign will raise enough funds to not only realise the vision for Chapters Two and Three, but to exceed our team's expectations. Funds raised will go towards camera & sound gear, lighting equipment, SPFX makeup, food, transport and various post production costs. 

While $7,000 will enable us to move forward with the project, we have some 'stretch goals' that will help take Emma Sue to the next level:

$8,000 = Better camera gear, top-notch SPFX makeup and more lighting (to really make some scenes pop).

$9,000 = Even better quality equipment all-around, and ability to add digital effects.

$10,000 = Full crew (including industry veteran cinematographer), better digital effects (so we can pull off the final scene), as well as a possible cheeky cameo from an extremely special queen.


Andre Cagney - Andre first showed his entrepreneurial spirit at age 8 when he started breeding Mini Lop rabbits from his backyard in Dunedin. He studied Economics & Finance at the University of Otago. Currently, he runs a clothing distribution business, and is working on launching his own fashion brand/publication alongside 'GoodJuice Productions'. He has a disgusting sense of humour and loves writing provoking stories centred around dark, complicated characters.

Vince Martins - Vince has always loved telling stories, and published a trilingual children's book in Brazil when he was 17. He studied creative writing at Ohio Wesleyan University & finished his degree at the University of Auckland. Since finishing university, he's decided to follow his passion for filmmaking with 'GoodJuice Productions', while also laying the groundwork for a cartoon series. He loves working with people to create original characters and stories - with a soft spot for the irreverent and provoking ones.

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We really appreciate you taking the time to check out our page. If you are able to donate, even the tiniest amount, that'd be incredible - or if you shared this page on your social media, that would be just groovy baby! 



    Meet Our Cast

    Jacqui Whall

    Jacqui Whall

    Jacqui Whall trained at the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre California and in Musical Theatre at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre. She is a singer, actor and multi-instrumentalist who has toured NZ with Red Mole founder John Davies' Twisted Circus street theatre, worked in the United States in cabaret-revue "Spirits of Hollywood" and performed consistently in her own rock and roll bands. As a member of Auckland company Theatrewhack she has produced, acted and composed music for numerous productions, including critically acclaimed "Hippolytus Veiled" (Basement 2016) and "Pardon Me Alan Turing" (Te Po, Auckland, Bats Theatre Wellington 2017-18)

    Bianca Resize

    Bianca Paine

    Bianca's performing career began in dance. She was part of The Royal Family Dance Crew (Parris Goebel) for 4 years. She performed in Cirque du Soleil's 'Michael Jackson ONE' in Las Vegas for 2 years. More recently, Bianca has performed in twelve classic pantomimes with The Stage Company NZ. She made her professional Musical Theatre debut with The Court Theatre, playing a fierce Merry Murderess in 'Chicago', and has very recently made her Shortland Street comeback as the feisty 'Miranda Rudd'. Bianca has recently collaborated with 'The Women's Collective', instructing a dance/fitness class called 'OK Now Ladies'. Her goal with this class, is to help women not only get a great work out, but to own their bodies, feel sexy and empowered!


    Cara Paige

    Cara has a background performing predominantly on stage in dance, theatre and musical performances since the age of 5. With an urge to get back into performing since moving to Auckland, she decided to take the leap to screen earlier this year. As well as getting back into acting she has previously completed a diploma in fashion design and technology and is currently completing a Bachelor of Communication Studies in Public Relations at AUT. Whilst working and continuing her studies, she has been acting in various tv shows and commercials in her spare time and being a part of projects such as Emma Sue and other screen productions through University.

    Victoria Seymour

    Victoria Seymour

    Victoria graduated from Whitireia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Stage and Screen Arts. Since then she has worked on short films and in theatre, as well as doing some extra work on feature length productions (The Portrait of a Knight). She has also done some work behind the scenes, working as a makeup artist (The Tender Grace) and other various roles. She is hoping to do some more work in front of the camera, as that is where her real passion lies.