Tanya Wheeler

RESET - Children's Sci Fi Web Series

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When the Earth sends out a distress call to distant caretaker aliens,  a young Maori boy,  JUSTIN, intercepts the communication and must find a way to be heard in order to save the world. 

After a ton of hard work over many months the RESET Children's Sci Fi Web Series has been accepted by Maori Television On Demand and received funding from NZ ON AIR. We now have an opportunity to package the project to Australia for co-production as a Television Series. We need funds to finalise the VFX post production and to develop the project for pitching in Australia. Without additional funds, we can't secure that chance. Becoming a television series means employing many filmmakers for up to a year or more, and keeping that money in New Zealand. It means an opportunity to get a local TV series for kids out to the kids of the world. It means a chance to show that kiwis can shine when it comes to environment, education, and that we can encourage others to listen to our world when it needs us.

RESET is about kids trying to do the right thing against the odds.

The RESET team have worked hard on this project for a year and we are proud of our cast and crew and we want to make more because this story is just getting started! You can boost us to the next level. 

 

www.resetwebseries.com

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATES

  • Don't forget that you can watch RESET on the TVNZ HeiHei platform for kids.

    1 MONTH AGO

    You all helped make this amazing project that continues to receive letters and emails from children around the world. 

    Kiwi kids can see live action kiwi kids on their screens at www.resetwebseries.com (with educational resources for teachers and students, that include HOW TO MAKE the Orange Ooze in the web series) and they can also view on the HeiHei app platform. 

    We will launch on YouTube at some point this year, so keep your eyes open for further updates. 

    Thanks again for making RESET happen, we couldn't have done it without you all! 

     

    Tanya and the team. 

  • Help my new project if you can :)

    23 MONTHS AGO

    The Realm teaser project is now live on BOOSTED. We are having to do a very fast campaign to try to raise emergency film budget top up for our teaser shoot this weekend. If you supported RESET, you may feel like supporting THE REALM teaser - for a teen TV series concept of mine. 

     

    https://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/the-realm-teaser-project

     

    If you can, please share it around. 

     

    Many thanks, Tanya Wheeler (Writer/Producer)

    Help my new project if you can :)
  • TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND AND COUNTING

    23 MONTHS AGO

    As of May 2017, RESET has had over 220,000 PLAYS around the world. We have launched on TOON GOGGLES in the United States and we have been on the CYBER SMARTIES platform in Ireland since January. You can view us on Air New Zealand's international flights, and Canada wants us too :) 

    We were winners at Cannes in France at the MipTV Digital Short Form Content for Children 2017 competition and we're still visiting primary schools in New Zealand and getting a great response from the kids who watch us. Thank you for all the support!! 

     

    I am just launching another Boosted campaign - for a teen project called THE REALM. We have been working hard towards filming a teaser trailer as a proof of concept for THE REALM, but it has an unexpected cost increase for our filming next weekend and without a fast and furious fundraising campaign we're going to be sunk and will have to pull the plug on the project. It is a great TV series and if we can make the teaser, we think we can make something happen with it. Australian and NZ investors already put in over $15k and The Warehouse sponsored us with props. We need to film next weekend or we lose our cast, and a lot of that investment. We need an extra $1850 to cover studio costs for four days for filming. 

    SEARCH for THE REALM TEASER PROJECT if you'd like to chip in and help us make this teen TV series trailer happen. This campaign will be very short as we need to know soon whether we can raise this... or we have to cancel cast and crew for next weekend. We'll be running campaign until Thursday next week then we have to let it go. If you can help and want to help... find us on BOOSTED. :) Thanks everyone, your support in the past and maybe again in the future has kept RESET and now maybe THE REALM moving forward. 

    Tanya 

     

  • Our Audience Loves RESET

    27 MONTHS AGO

    We just found out that RESET has passed the 120,399 mark on video plays around the world. We are beyond excited. Headed to Cannes soon to try to do well in the Digital Short Form for Children Competition run by MipTV. One in six chance - I like those odds. 

    Over one hundred and twenty thousand plays... in nine months! This is such fantastic news to go to Cannes with. Thank you all for backing us and believing in the project. :) 

    Tanya and the RESET Team 

     

  • Pitching RESET on an International Stage in April 2017

    27 MONTHS AGO

    Hi all - thank you again for your donations to RESET to help it get beyond our borders to the rest of the world. 

    Since your donations, RESET has found its way onto Air New Zealand's Inflight Entertainment and will be screening there between April and Sept 2017. It is on TVNZ On Demand, so go watch the whole first season. It is also on the CyberSmarties platform for all Irish primary school kids. In April it launches in some UK counties on CyberSmarties as they roll out to Britain. 

    RESET is also to be screened at a Hollywood Global Web Festival in August 2017. 

    RESET did not secure NZ On Air funding for its second season late last year (but we congratulate all who did get funded!!).

    I applied to a competition to get further investor interest in January and am happy to announce that I am one of six international finalists selected to pitch a project to buyers, distributors and investors in television and short form content. I get to pitch RESET to children's television commissioners all over the world as a part of this event. I am getting the word out there, and still working hard at distribution and making more RESET episodes. Thank you to all who have helped on this journey, the journey continues because of you all. Tanya and the RESET Team. 

  • THANK YOU - WE DID NOT THINK WE'D MAKE IT BUT AMAZING SUPPORT HELPED US REACH THE TARGET. IF YOU WANT TO DONATE, YOU STILL CAN UNTIL MIDNIGHT. OUR ORIGINAL TARGET WAS $8600... EVERY BIT HELPS!

    35 MONTHS AGO

  • Last few hours. Last chance to donate and make a difference. :)

    35 MONTHS AGO

    Let's talk numbers -

    13 hours left. 

    $3,030.00 left to raise. 

    RESET employed over 90 people during our shoots and post production. If we get a TV series then we employ more than that over a longer period of time.

    We NEED a leg up to apply for a co-production. Without the $6,800 we've crowdfunded for, we can't step up to the next level.

    You can all help. Small or large amounts all move us forward towards our goal of making more RESET episodes.

    We can't do this alone. We need you.

    Help if you can. Share if you can. You can't put this off until tomorrow, because in thirteen hours' time, we no longer have our dream.

    Come and be a part of the RESET journey with us. Bring this story alive for more children around the world.  The whole team thanks you for your help, and to those who have already helped, a big thanks for believing in us. 

     

  • ONE DAY LEFT - IF YOU HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT DONATING, NOW IS THE TIME.

    35 MONTHS AGO

    Why do we need your help? We have to package the project to pitch to Australia for a co-production. This does not cover airfares or anything personal, this is purely about getting a professional pitch so that we can step up to the next level and get a RESET TV series happening. If you want to see more, we need to attract investment and funding. That can't become a reality without your help at this stage of the development process. We also want to pay the last two post production bills because those two people worked so hard for RESET and they deserve to get paid something.

    If you can donate, click on the button today. It is that simple. $5 or $500 - it all helps to get the team over the line.

    If you can't donate, we understand, but please take the time to share it, or to watch RESET. Viewing figures help us enormously. Share it to anyone with kids!

    Watch it here - https://vimeo.com/172489476

    Or on Maori Television On Demand

    Or at www.resetwebseries.com

    Failure is an option tomorrow, but let's dream of miracles and then make them happen. Your $5 might make all the difference between taking a step forward or losing ground and starting from scratch. I vote for forward momentum. Come with us on our RESET journey. :)

  • THANK YOU JEFF GOMEZ :)

    35 MONTHS AGO

    I truly appreciate the kind words today of Jeff Gomez of Starlight Runner Entertainment in New York. Thank you for supporting the RESET project through word and deed. It is a true buzz to have one of your heroes praise something you have created. You made my day.

    And I don't throw around the word hero lightly.

    Only THREE days to go until our campaign runs out... we need the help of anyone who can contribute. We're so grateful to all who have already donated. Please share our BOOSTED link to get RESET to the next stage. Levelling up takes investment! Tanya & The RESET Team

     

  • MAORI TELEVISION ON DEMAND - NOW SHOWING RESET

    35 MONTHS AGO

    It's official, RESET is now live on Maori Television On Demand! You can watch all ten webisodes online at https://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/reset

    Four days left in our crowdfunding campaign... Help BOOST us to the next level!

    Tanya & The RESET Team

  • Watch the entire Web Series here!

    35 MONTHS AGO

    We're so excited about kids seeing RESET. Studies show that it is essential for healthy self esteem in kids to see their culture represented onscreen and there is a real lack of kiwi kids on TV or online for our children to watch. RESET has two episodes that you can watch here https://vimeo.com/172489476 Show your kids, watch it yourself, share it with other friends here and overseas. Get it out there, and see what we're fundraising for. We want to make more episodes and tell more of the story, but we can't without your help.

    If you can donate, many thanks. If you can't - please share it. Others may be able to.

    We love this project and it has been a labour of love for a huge team. Boosted is an all or nothing crowdfunding platform so if we don't hit our target, we get nothing. A donation is a vote of confidence in RESET. It says we're doing something right and that you want to see more too.

    Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously so far. Please share it for us now. :) Tanya and the RESET cast and crew.

  • PRAISE FROM THE AUDIENCE FOR RESET CINEMA SCREENING!

    35 MONTHS AGO

  • CINEMA SCREENING OF RESET

    35 MONTHS AGO

    We're giving away 30 tickets to attend our Cast and Crew screening of RESET the web series. There will be Behind the Scenes videos and then the whole of RESET on the big screen.

    If you want to join the cast and crew at the cinema screening of RESET on Tuesday 5th July (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm) at the Academy Cinema, Central Library Building, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland City - please RSVP to tanya@snakefang.co.uk or go to our Facebook event page and we will add you to the guest list. We want an AUDIENCE!!

  • 35% funded... let's get to 40% by the end of today! All or nothing so please help if you can.

    35 MONTHS AGO

  • Delivered and Praised !

    36 MONTHS AGO

    All of the final deliverables went to Maori Television today so RESET will soon be On Demand on their website. Our network contact in Sydney has seen the final version and described it as "excellent" and said he "really enjoyed it" so we are still on track to present to the Australian broadcaster for a possible co-production. IF we get funded to do our packaging and presenting that is. Help us take a big leap forward if you can. Boosted is an all or nothing crowdfunding platform so we need every cent of our target or we get nothing. Those who wonder whether $5 really does make a difference... it does! It could be the difference between success and failure. If you have thought about donating but have been distracted by life, please take the minute to hit that Donate button and help us. We're keen and we're ready. We just need you now. Get on board and be a part of the success of RESET. Have a great weekend everyone :) Tanya and the RESET Team!

  • Actors talk about playing parents on RESET.

    36 MONTHS AGO

  • Thank you BOOSTED, for the profile in your newsletter. We're hoping the BOOSTED community will help us achieve our goals! Thanks to our donors so far! Tanya & The RESET Team

    36 MONTHS AGO

    Thank you BOOSTED, for the profile in your newsletter. We're hoping the BOOSTED community will help us achieve our goals! Thanks to our donors so far! Tanya & The RESET Team
  • Taking RESET to the World. If you want to know why we think RESET is special, watch it with a child!

    36 MONTHS AGO

    We have launched this BOOSTED crowdfunding campaign to help package our completed web series RESET to an international audience. We have a chance to partner with an Australian network if we can get the ball rolling here in New Zealand. We need around $12,000 but we could do with a boost to get to that total. We've all worked hard and contributed time and money to this project, so we're looking for some generous folk to get us over the line. 

    Kids are totally engaged when they watch this show. Seeing real Kiwi kids on screen excites them. We recently screened at the Gaiety Theatre in Wairoa and I watched the little girl next to me in the audience. She gasped and laughed and was wide eyed all the way through it. She wanted to know about the science and the film making and how we did all that... She wanted more and it made her curious about space and science and the environment. We want to see that wonderment on a lot more faces. A helping hand is hugely appreciated. 

     

     

    Taking RESET to the World. If you want to know why we think RESET is special, watch it with a child!

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