In the exhilarating and male-dominated world of dirt track
racing, stock car driver Brooke does what she loves most: races.
The fiercely determined Brooke navigates the pits, the track, the
past, and the future of NZ's most beloved motorsport.
SHE SPEEDS is an insight into the world of New Zealand dirt
track racing through the eyes of Brooke Clarkson - a fourth
generation racer, and one of the few female drivers in her
We explore Speedway, and Brooke's part in it, before the light
turns green and then we are taken for a ride deep into the mind of
a race car driver.
This film will explore the concept of impact through the eyes of
one of the only women in this motorsport - a sport that has its
fair share of literal impacts as well…
We are going to capture a small slice of the fun, dirty,
colourful, energetic, gritty, exhilarating sport that is stock car
racing on film. We are super stoked to be a part of Loading Docs
this year - particularly with the IMPACT theme. We can't wait to
make an impact with this film and believe that starts here - with
What will we do with the donations?
For this short documentary we want to really get inside the mind
of a racer - and to do this we want to achieve a heightened
experience through using multiple small cameras and microphones
inside Brooke's car. To do this professionally and safely we are
not only hiring some of the best camera people and sound recordists
- but we will be hiring out a track for a day.
All donations to this project through Boosted are tax deductible
and you'll get a receipt to prove it to your accountant!
Crowdfunding is an awesome way to build our audience from the
beginning of the filmmaking process - we can take you on the wild
ride that is making a film!
Loading Docs is supported by NZ On Air, the New Zealand Film
Commission, Te Māngai Pāho, and more incredible supporters who all
want to see this film get made: they will provide an additional
$4000 but only if we hit our funding goal of $2000.
Where will you be able to see the film?
You will get to see it online, anywhere in the world! And for
FREE. We are excited to make this film, and to share it with as
many people as possible.
Come for a ride!
Thank you for taking the time to read about our project. And if
you can't donate - please share the project and look out for the
end result too!
Morgan Leigh Stewart - Director
Morgan has produced over 40 features, short films, commercials,
and music videos. Projects include the lauded splatter comedy
feature DEATHGASM (SXSW 2015); K Rd Stories- a
digital story project, and dark comedy short Stick To Your
Gun (Palm Springs ShortFest 2016).
Morgan has worked with local and international festivals and
industry organisations including Melbourne International Film
Festival, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and Film
Auckland. She has been involved in producing the 48Hours Furious
Filmmaking competition (including entering one year and reaching
the Grand Finals!), the Make My Movie project, and the New Zealand
She has previously participated in the prestigious short
documentary program Loading Docs - producing Joe Hitchcock's
Blood Sugar. Morgan is currently hard at work producing
the 13th Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival, and
continues to work with filmmakers around New Zealand on events,
films, television and digital projects.
Lissandra Leite - Producer
Lissandra has been working in the screen industry for the last 20
years, having started in London working for Nickelodeon Television.
She also worked in well-established London production houses on
TVCs and documentaries.
Her producing work ranges from television, music industry, TVCs,
short films, documentaries, music videos as well as online and
video content, and has worked across a wide range of budgets, crews
Her most recent work includes producing music videos for top kiwi
artists such as Kimbra, Julia Deans, Salmonella Dub, Tiki Taane,
and Alien Weaponry. Lissandra has also produced commercial for such
brands as Countdown and Vodafone.
Lissandra is also an accomplished photographer, and continues to
work in production with a huge selection of local talent.
Not long now!
8 MONTHS AGO
Hello team! We just wanted to quickly update you that the film is very nearly done! And will be released in a few weeks. We couldn't have gotten here without your support and we are eternally grateful!
Here's a pic of our superstar Brooke in the VO booth. She smashed it!
12 MONTHS AGO
Thank you to everyone for helping us reach this goal so quickly! You are all legends.
STOKED. We are now looking at a stretch goal of $4k - this will help us to explore behind the scenes and under the hood of speedway in more detail. It’ll also help with music and an ace sound design - so you can FEEL the speed through your screen!
More donations = more badassness.