A devoted Christian turns her back on the Church to
pursue a path of sexual enlightenment and love through
Caitlyn was raised in a conservative Christian household. As a
teenager, she began to question everything she knew about herself.
She had desires that felt both exhilarating and dangerous. She
wanted to break free from the rules that had been ingrained in her
about what she could do with her body, with whom and how. She
wanted experiences and freedom.
But freedom came at a cost. When she turned her back on God she
became isolated. Caitlyn struggled with mental illness and
disordered eating as she tried to find her sense of self.
Then one day she discovered Tantra, and so began her pursuit of
sexual enlightenment and healing. She found self-love, her inner
power and "life force". Tantra and Mindful Sexuality have become
her profession and her mission is to enable people to find their
own confidence, freedom and love.
Caitlyn's story pushes the boundaries of how we perceive
and explore our own sexuality, challenging everyday people to shed
their inhibitions. She emboldens individuals to discover self-love,
inner power and freedom through her teachings. Caitlyn is
refreshingly unconventional and isn't afraid to step to the beat of
her own drum. Society needs more people like this!
OUR SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Our short has been selected to be made as part of the Loading
Docs initiative. Along with principal funder NZ On Air and with
support from the New Zealand Film Commission and Te Māngai Pāho,
they want to see the film get made just as much as we do. Loading
Docs will provide an additional $5,500 and cover post-production
costs, but only as long as we reach our funding goal of $2,500 as
of part of the development process. We need your help!
We're incredibly grateful to Loading Docs and to Caitlyn for
enabling us to tell this story. Your funds will help pay for
Production costs including crew, equipment, music and
editing. To do justice to this opportunity we have a
stretch goal of raising a $8000 through this Boosted
campaign. This additional funding will enable us to fly
our cameras and crew to a North Island location where Caitlyn is
holding a workshop as part of a unique festival. This will allow us
to really showcase the unconventional and honest experience that
Caitlyn offers through her teaching.
All contributions will help. That's the great thing about
crowdfunding… everything counts! You can help us reach our target
by donating and sharing this with your friends.
Thank you for all of your support!! We can't wait to
share this project with you.
Zoe McIntosh - Director
Zoe's work thrives on finding unique characters and unearthing
the stories that live inside. When it comes to hunting down unique
characters for film and commercial work, she's in her element
unveiling these best kept stories. Her genuine love of people and
her background in documentary gives her work an authenticity, depth
Graduating from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Zoe entered the
industry with her international acclaimed feature length
documentary Lost in Wonderland. She went on to write and direct her
first dramatic short film 'Day Trip', which won awards at Clermont
Ferrand, Montreal and Mexico. Her most recent short film The World
in Your Window is a heartwarming tale of grief, family and
circumstance and was awarded the prestigious Jury Prize at the 2017
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and won Best
International Short Film at; Melbourne, Flicker Fest, Short Shorts
Asia, Tahiti Film Festival and Vancouver Women in Film
International Film Festival. It is now Oscar accredited for
She has represented New Zealand at the Berlinale Talent Campus,
Melbourne's prestigious Accelerator program and has received a host
of awards for her directing, winning best director at Show me
Shorts and a finalist for the South Pacific Pictures Award, for
Achievement in Film, 2018.
Frith Armstrong - Producer
Frith is a Producer from Wellington, New Zealand. Currently
residing in Auckland, she's spent the last 5 years carving out a
career in the film industry. She's worked in production across a
range of large scale feature films including 'Ghost in the Shell',
and the upcoming Disney Live-action film 'Mulan'.
Loading Docs is an exciting initiative for Frith at the
beginning of her producing career - to gain experience working at a
more intimate scale with documentary shorts, and to work alongside
a wonderful creative female mind like Zoe!
1 WEEK AGO
We are extremely happy to have reached our initial goal in just a few days. THANK YOU!
But we're not done yet. This first goal of $2,500 ensures that our film will receive funding from Loading Docs, however, we have a stretch goal of an additional $6,000 to cover production costs including editing and music composing so that we can make this film the best that it can be!
Thanks again to everyone who has donated so far. And to anyone thinking of donating: any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all of our friends and supporters!
Here's a sneak peak behind the scenes on our first shoot day...