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Martin Phillipps and The Chills

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This theatrical documentary will journey to the heart of one of New Zealand music's most dramatic tales, that of Martin Phillipps and his band The Chills.

It is the story of a man who stood atop the Everest of the music world for a brief but glorious moment. But it is also the story of what happens after the glory, about learning to cope with life threatening repercussions, and the true cost of maintaining an uncompromising creative vision.

The documentary will shine a light on a movement in our musical history, integral not just as an influence to our own musicians, but to many musicians abroad - The Dunedin Sound, allowing the city of Dunedin to reach the world stage.

This film will be an intimate telling of Martin Phillipps journey, but will also capture thoughts and insights from those who were connected to or influenced by The Chills.

As this documentary will record Martin and The Chills in the present day, alongside the historical story, it is important that we film now!

The aim is for a 2019 release of the film at a prominent international festival before making a theatrical debut in New Zealand and abroad.

THE TEAM
The film is being made by award winning documentary production company Notable Pictures, whose previous credits include the Prime Rocks documentaries; Dragon, The New Sound of Country and The Exponents. This will be Notable's second theatrical documentary, the first having also been based in Dunedin - Wilbur: The King in the Ring. Bringing together a wealth of knowledge and experience the team will create a world-class documentary destined for the international festival circuit.

PROGRESS SO FAR
The producers already have strong support from the international film industry, including:

A conditional offer of investment from the New Zealand Film Commission

Investment by NZ On Air

Free-to-Air television rights secured by Prime

A distribution deal for Australasia from Madman Entertainment - previous titles include Hunt for the Wilderpeople and upcoming documentary Spookers

Continued interest from A list film festivals

Reputable international sales agencies considering the project

A grant from Dunedin City Council

Support from musical celebrities including Ryan Adams & Peter Buck

Equipment support from Queenstown Camera Company

WHAT WE NEED NOW
Even with all this support, we still need to find funds to reach the budget required to ensure we make a New Zealand feature film that will have an impact worldwide.

We invite you to join the other supporters and help us bring this film to life!

This 41-day campaign will run alongside our equity outreach and we welcome any contribution big or small. As a bonus, your donation will be tax deductible.

These contributions will go towards the filmmaking essentials, ensuring we are able to capture all the critical moments that are happening right now - such as a gig at the iconic Captain Cook and Martin's struggles with liver disease along side searching for archive and filming interviews.

Since Boosted is an all-or-nothing platform we have set a target we felt we could realistically achieve in 41 days. The total gap in finance we still need to secure is $280,000. Every little bit counts!

WHAT YOU WILL GET
Apart from your tax rebate, you will receive our enduring gratitude, as well as updates on the projects progress. This means you will be among the first to know of any good news the project has. And most importantly you become one of our key supporters.

Thank you for taking the time to consider backing this project.

Donations qualify for a tax credit: NZ income earners qualify for a 33% tax credit on their donations from the IRD with a receipt automatically provided by The Arts Foundation (as The Arts Foundation is a registered charity) for any donation made.

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Photos by: Chris Sullivan