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Normal Company presents 'Scrubbing Day', a comedy/horror short film produced by emerging female filmmakers in Wellington. 

JOIN US IN GETTING THIS FILM ACROSS THE LINE AND INTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS.

It's Scrubbing Day, and innocent siblings Fanny and Brian dawdle during their weekly bath together as they await their unholiest of chores: sponge-bathing the festering monster who lives up the stairs… Reveling in the discomfort of its audience, Scrubbing Day takes 'family obligation' to a surreal extreme.

Scrubbing Day is a highly stylised film, with the grittiness of Gummo, the artful disarray of Jean-Pierre Juenet (dir. Amelie), the dark themes of Dogtooth, and the off-beat humour of Terry Gilliam - and featuring impeccable performances by Ben Fransham (Petyr, What We Do in the Shadows), Finn McCauley (Roger, 'Lord of the Flies'), and charismatic newcomer Kimre Viviers. 

Our kaupapa is about mentoring and supporting women in film to make uncompromisingly original content. 

Scrubbing Day is crewed almost entirely by emerging female filmmakers. Our aim is to create a space where crew members with more experience can offer practical advice and guidance to women who are just starting out in a famously challenging industry.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Creator Pachali Brewster has been making wonderfully strange theatre shows and shorts for years. Scrubbing Day is her biggest project to date. Scrubbing Day was developed as a proof-of-concept for a feature film (currently in development) and has been supported through several industry-run workshops including the EAT Short Film Workshop, WIFT's Emerging Producers Intensive Workshop, and the prestigious Show Me Shorts' Aotearoa Short Film Lab.

Pachali is passionate about fostering equal opportunities within the film industry. Together with producer Lucy Holyoake, she runs a community for emerging female filmmakers (the Emerging Women Filmmakers Network - Wellington), out of which formed the bulk of the crew for Scrubbing Day. Our goal is to take Scrubbing Day to international film festivals, and for it to serve as a calling card for all involved and a stepping stone in our careers. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We've successfully shot the film and it looks B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Our hard-working team have proved that we have the tenacity and skill to produce a professional and internationally-competitive short film (and on a relatively small budget, too!). 

Now we need a final push to get this film through post-production and out into the world.

We are incredibly grateful to the Emerging Artists Trust for match-donoring $1,000 to get us started. Short filmmaking can be expensive, and we are relying on our community to help us get this film made to the standard it deserves.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY

Anything you can contribute - big or small - would be an incredible help to us.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US! 

Much love, 

The Scrubbing Day Team xox 

 

Stay up-to-date with our journey and meet the cast and crew on our Normal Company Facebook page.

 

THE SCRUBBING DAY TEAM IS... 

Cast

Finn McCauley (Mortal Engines, Avatar Sequels)
Kimre Viviers (Killer Sofa)
Ben Fransham (Lord of the Rings, What We Do In The Shadows)
Ralph Johnson (Wellington Paranormal, Turn of the Screw)
Stuart Moore (Gemma vs The Normal Worms)

Crew

Writer/Director: Pachali Brewster
Producers: Pachali Brewster, Lucy Holyoake, and Ruth Korver
Executive Producer: Ruth Korver
Production Managers: Lucy Holyoake & Lucy Campagnolo

Director of Photography: Jess Charlton
1st Assistant Camera: Anna McIntosh
2nd Assistant Camera: Celeste Fontein and Angharad Gladding
Data Wrangler: Anna McIntosh
Data Wrangler Assistant: Ashley Brown and Angharad Gladding
Gaffer: Elise Lanigan
Grip: Tim Hill
Sound Recordist: Jessy McNamara

Production Designer: Debbie Fish
Art Director: Jennifer Eccles
Set Builder: Kim Lucas
Set Decorators: Erin Belcher, Sabrina Shaw, and Ashley Brown
Wardrobe: Hanna Persson
Make-Up: Malin Sjödin

1st Assistant Director: Amber Leigh Stevens
2nd & 3rd Assistant Director: Sabrina Shaw
Script Supervisor: Fern Pakamon Karun
Casting Director: Danni Parsons
Inmacy Adviser: Carrie Thiel
Production Assists: Annalisa Jolly, Bethany Mays, Nicola McNearney, and Sebastina Paustin
Runner: Ivy Robinson

Editor: Janine Frei
Editor Assistant: Francesca Sewell
Sound Designer & Composer: Ruben Mita

BTS, Stills Photography, & Graphic Designer: Ashley Brown
Social Media: Jessica Keane

UPDATES

  • BEHIND THE SCENES

    3 DAYS AGO

    Please enjoy this beautiful Behind The Scenes video of the set being built <3

  • LAST CALL!

    6 DAYS AGO

     

    Pachali and Casey have made an amusing little series of shorts called TWO B*TCHES IN A BATH, to showcase the effects of the sumptuous 2018 Sleepers Vineyard Tempranillo we’re randomly giving away to four lucky donors at 12pm tomorrow.



    Effects include hilarity, cuss-words, and controversial-yet-brave conversations on feminism, horror movies, sexuality, and film theory.

    You can watch TWO B*TCHES IN A BATH HERE.

    And our “After Hours” episodes (containing deeper philosophy and more swear-words) HERE.

    LAST CALL!
  • FRIDAY DRINKS ARE ON US!

    1 WEEK AGO

    WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that Sleepers Vineyard has generously offered to sponsor our campaign!


    Donate any amount by 12pm Friday 18th Oct 2019 and be in to win:

    - A private wine-tasting experience for you and up to 10 friends with indie filmmaker/wine nerd Casey Zilbert (valued at $500!)

    - One of FOUR bottles of their smooth, refreshing 2018 Sleepers Vineyard Stamp Range Tempranillo!

    To enter the draw for these fabulous prizes, simply donate any amount between now and 12PM THIS FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER!*

    Even if you’ve given already, throw in just one more dollar -- They’re such cool prizes, we really want you to win!

    Thank you so much Sleepers Vineyard for your delicious wines!

    www.sleepersvineyard.co.nz





    *Winners must live in New Zealand and be aged 18+