Pavel Kvatch


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Frank is 11, and he's a stuntman. At least in his imagination. He's decided to pull off a death-defying leap, and he can probably do it. The trouble is, his little sister has been following him around all day, and she's determined to keep up.


Stuntman is the 5th short film collaboration between director/producer Pavel Kvatch, producer Katie Frost and writer Joseph Ryan. Also involved is executive producer Costa Botes, award-winning cinematographer Waka Attewell, editor Owen Ferrier-Kerr and music composer Mike Newport. Our lovely cast consists of Flynn Steward, who is a young up and coming actor already amassing a large portfolio of work including Auckland Theatre Company's "To Kill a Mockingbird", and a core cast role in the TVNZ show "Cul de Sac". The fantastic Addison Kelly also features in her first ever role on screen.


In 2015 Stuntman was funded through the New Zealand Film Commission's Fresh Shorts funding scheme. We are currently sixteen months into post-production; the cut has been locked-off, we have even completed the sound mix but we have spent most of that time getting the visual effects right.

Although a lot of the VFX work has been started the project is more technically ambitious than we anticipated, and we need to bring on a team of experienced individuals to complete the film. This involves rotoscoping, 3D modelling, compositing, amongst other highly technical tasks. To complete all of this work, along with a colourgrade of the film, it's going to cost $16,000 - $18,000.


Reaching our Boosted target of $10,000 will be a great start, and it will enable us to finish all of the remaining 3D modelling, rotoscoping, and some of the compositing work (piecing all of the elements together). Any additional donations will be used to cover the final compositing costs then finally the colour grade.

Any donations to this project will be greatly appreciated, even the smallest amount. All donors will be invited to a special screening of the film prior to its public release and will also recieve a special thank you in the end credits. You can watch the video above for more information about the project. 

We are passionate about this film and we have real hopes that it will do well in the international film festival circuit.

Thank you for reading!

Best wishes,

Team Stuntman.


  • Progress!


    Hello all,

    It's been just over a month since reaching our Boosted target and due to the massive support that we received the VFX team has been plugging away and making terrific progress towards finishing the film.

    In the last few weeks we've made more headway than we've managed in the last year, however we still have a great deal of work ahead of us, so we will keep you updated with how it develops.

    I hope the new year has been treating you well and thank you all so much for supporting the project.


    Team Stuntman!