Ever been inspired by acts of kindness? We are creating a film
centred around these magical gestures in Wellington in
After experiencing the loss of of her baby girl, Judith Cowley
embarked on writing a film that encapsulates the remarkable
kindness of people that surrounded her and shaped her view of the
Join us in making Walk a Mile in Wellington in
September - our bold and beautiful short film.
Judith Cowley is one inspirational writer and kiwi who has
gained the attention of this cast and crew, who believe in her and
the work she has shared with us. We are so very close to the finish
line to get this project officially up and running so you too can
see these characters come to life. Your act of kindness to this
project can go a hell of a long way and create something genuine
Four years ago, Judith wrote Walk a Mile, a
short film about grumpy, solitary Russ who is faced with an
impossible predicament; should he reach out to neighbours he can't
abide, who desperately need his help, or should he turn away and go
back into his shell?
It's a struggle that we all must face as we go through life -
finding the right words or actions to help someone battling deep
grief, all the while feeling the seeming futility of such
Walk a Mile is a celebration of these simple
gestures and tries to show the power that a simple human connection
Who are we?
We have a multicultural cast and crew supporting Judith tell her
story. Our deadline of filming in September is rapidly approaching
and with each donor's contribution our crazy dream will become a
wonderful reality. We all live in and around Wellington New
Zealand, and want to highlight this great corner of the world by
shooting our short film here and showcasing all New Zealand has to
Judith Cowley - Writer/Director/Executive
Sarah Anne Dudley - Producer
Janine Frei - Editor
Natano Keni - Casting Director
Seraphina Tausilia - Wardrobe
Ali Middleton - Script Supervisor
Waka Attewell - DOP
Isadora Parra Soto - First AD
Ken Saville - Sound Recordist
Lachlan Crane - Boom Operator
What we need to make it happen
We want to shoot this film in September 2018! That's right, next
month, and to make this happen we are asking for donations from our
amazing networks so this film can be the best in can be. This
project has been a work in progress for a number of years and is
now ready to be created, but we need support from you to keep it on
By getting involved with our project and donating to our film,
you will be joining a community and invited to be a part of the
For Walk a Mile to be made we need to raise $10,000 to fuel
production and bring this script to life!
Your offering will go towards the following areas:
Production of the short film - equipment, set
design, cast and crew.
Post production - editing, sound design and
Distribution so we can get this short out to
the world in film festivals, to you in a special donor screening,
and to our audiences.
About Judith Cowley
Judith Cowley is a kiwi writer who experienced the death of her
baby girl in 1987. She revisited this time in her life and created
'Walk a Mile', which reflects on her own experiences and on the
most important lesson she took away from such a loss - the power of
acts of kindness.
Judith forged a colourful career in television for over 8 years,
then parented three lovely boys and worked in Social Justice roles,
helping people in New Zealand communities.
She has recently chosen to pursue a unique and challenging
career as a funeral director. Alongside her eclectic work pursuits
she has put pen to paper in her spare time as a writer - her true
passion. After many years crafting her own voice, Judith has
successfully brought her scripts to the stage and now to the screen
with your help.
We want our donors to be our community and we will be inviting
our community to see behind the scenes action along the way with
cast and crew. Updates to follow!
All donations are massively appreciated. Thank you.