"On his quest for love, a weary young wage-slave becomes
entangled in a battle between his lawyer brother and a ruthless
Evan's Odyssey is a web-series in development. The stories and
characters are based on Greek mythology, crammed into 21st Century
My dream of breathing cinematic life into this bizarre collision of
worlds is close to becoming a reality. I've spent months carefully
crafting, revising, advising and refining this juggling act of a
project with the support of some extremely generous and talented
people, such as my long term friend and collaborator Finn O'Connor,
lead actor Marco Alosio, advisor Raai Badeeu and my very competent
producer and life partner, Liv Chan.
The funding we're appealing for will allow us to film the pilot
episode, which we would use as a proof of concept. This pilot would
be shown at the Embassy theatre to a large audience in November
this year, alongside the short films of notable film-makers
Michelle Saville, Florian Habicht and Jonathan King!
Specifically, we need your help to cover the cost of prosthetics,
costume, feeding our dedicated cast and crew as well as the hiring
of film equipment.
In the pilot, we follow Evan, a character inspired by the Titan of
hindsight, Epimetheus. We meet versions of mythical icons such as
Heracles, Poseidon, Prometheus, the Moirai and more. This world
we're building allows for a farfetched story and absurd
We have a competent and diverse cast and crew made up mostly of Toi
Whakaari students, with a handful of industry pros. Everybody
working on this is doing so out of passion for the shared vision we
have for this project. Most of those involved, our producer Liv
Chan and myself included, are working pro-bono.
Having the privilege of showing such a massive piece of work at the
Embassy theatre could mean big things for our team, with members of
the film commission, agents, producers and plenty of established
film makers present. It will be a major stepping stone in many
As a way of giving back to our donators and supporters, we will be
providing regular updates and behind the scenes footage of our
progress. We'll credit all of our supporters and invite you to the
screening in November. We can't provide gifts based on your
contribution, but we will deeply appreciate anything you can put
towards making this project come alive. Something also to keep in
mind, is that when you make a donation, you can claim up to 33.33%
of the amount donated as tax credit from IRD.
None of this can happen without your generosity. Come share the
journey that is Evan's Odyssey.