A surge of Japanese businessmen suddenly spill onto the
footpath, Jared James our young Māori hero deftly sidesteps out
onto the road, dodges an old woman on a moped and keeps
In Japan you can't escape the people, but it's easy to feel
alone. Union is the story of a Kiwi boy who battles old habits and
cultural isolation to find solace and strength in an all Japanese
We are a documentary team based both in New Zealand and Japan,
we have been funded $4000 from Loading Docs to make a 3 minute
documentary as part of the Loading Docs initiative for 2017. We
need your help to raise extra funds to help us make this unique
Our story explores the power of rugby to bring people together,
even when those people don't even speak the same language. As we
see Jared moving through a mesmerising landscape of ancient
temples, crushing markets, falling cherry-blossoms and flashing
districts of neon light, he will encounter challenges at every
turn. His teammates and the game itself provide a means to
reevaluate these challenges and motivate him to overcome them and
Your support will allow us to portray this powerful, uplifting
story with all the cinematic nuance it deserves. We wish to
sincerely thank you for anything you can give and look forward to
creating something you can enjoy and share.
Jericho, Joshua & Phillip
Jericho Rock-Archer received his masters from
University of Otago in Documentary filmmaking and now works in
Joshua Rollo currently works for one of New
Zealand's leading advertising agencies. He believes art and
commerce can be woven together to form a stronger, more impactful
Phillip Rollo is a sports journalist for
Fairfax NZ. Based in his hometown of Nelson, Phillip specialises in
Union has been generously supported by the Loading Docs
initiative, along with principal partner NZ on Air, the New Zealand
Film Commission, and Te Māngai Pāho.
That's a wrap!
22 MONTHS AGO
Filming is wrapped in Shizuoka. We had the best week with the best people shooting a beautiful film. We're pumped to get into post production, and invariably grateful to everyone who helped get us here. Shout out to Loading Docs for showing us the way. We can't wait to share the story of Union with you all soon.
Update #1 - Thank you
23 MONTHS AGO
Thank you to everyone who has supported Union. We have hit 100%.
We are super grateful for the donations, shares and nice comments. It means the world to us.
Our next goal is to reach $4,000. If we can raise this amount, we will have access to better gear including a beautiful camera and high quality sound equipment. Union is a story about sport bringing people together. Reaching this new target will give this uplifting story the production values it deserves.
Please remember Boosted is a charity so your donations qualify for a 33% tax credit.
Thank you for your support.
Jericho, Joshua & Phillip