Normal Company presents 'Scrubbing Day', a
comedy/horror short film produced by emerging female filmmakers in
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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
Our kaupapa is about mentoring and supporting
women in film to make uncompromisingly original
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
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
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
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
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
Anything you can contribute - big or small - would be
an incredible help to us.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING
The Scrubbing Day Team xox
Stay up-to-date with our journey and meet the cast
and crew on our Normal Company Facebook
THE SCRUBBING DAY TEAM
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)
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
Social Media: Jessica Keane
BEHIND THE SCENES
3 DAYS AGO
Please enjoy this beautiful Behind The Scenes video of the set being built <3
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.
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!
*Winners must live in New Zealand and be aged 18+