Archive | October, 2008

Auckland Zoo’s “shit” new ad

28 Oct

Here’s hoping it wasn’t played during dinner.
Check it out:


Here we go!

27 Oct

Today, we film the very beginning of Tracey’s Back and some very crucial scenes.
This is fantastic news because, from November 1st, we move onto a new set where we film the end of the film! It’s all very exciting because we are nearly finished! And most people don’t realize this has been going since June!

HUGE THANKS to Mr. Bayly, Acting Headmaster of NPBHS, for opening the school up on a PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Labour Day) just for us. It is VERY appreciated!!
If you are coming along, please bring your pass to get in. 🙂

A date has been decided for the world premiere, and this will take place in FEB ’09.
DVD sets will be released at the premiere.
The film will be broken up into episodes, the first being available online from the premiere date.

Breakfast: Paul Henry Shocks Himself

25 Oct

In the below video, watch as Paul is forced into opening a lollie jar that issues electric shocks.


25 Oct

Show Of Hands Poster

Show of Hands is an off-beat love story centered on a car yard in an everyday suburb, where an endurance competition with a difference is being staged. The competition requires entrants to place a hand on a new Land Rover Discovery and keep it there. The winner of the car will be the person who keeps their hand continuously on it the longest. The world record for such a competition is over 5 days.

Attracted to this grueling Darwinian contest are people from every walk of life, who for one reason or another – avarice, poverty, anger, revenge, despair, loyalty, love – see their salvation in winning the glistening car. Inspired by a true story, Show of Hands pits all these motivations against each other, and in a grueling social experiment, reveals which human drive is the strongest.

While it is an ensemble piece the primary focus is on two people: Tom is a single, obstinate, but charismatic bankrupt. He’s a lovable rogue and so brutally blunt to everybody that it’s funny. We like him, despite his shortcomings, which are mainly that he seems willing to do anything to win. He’s addicted to competition. He lives alone. Go figure.

The other, Jess, is a solo mother and a park warden, and is at first only interested in winning the car only to help her invalided child. She’s nice as pie but feels (as we do) she isn’t going to go very far. Not, at least, until her motives for winning unexpectedly change after Tom rubs her up the wrong way.

Download the Press Kit »
Myself & Dad were apart of this film.
We are going to the premiere on Nov 4th.

Coming to DVD

24 Oct

Three really good kiwi shows are being released onto DVD before Christmas!
These are:

Released 13 Nov 2008
The Wests are back…….for a fourth series of New Zealand’s best loved comedy drama. This time around, Cheryl battles the forces of Wolf to defend her kids and castle, but as family tensions erupt, the worst villain may be the enemy within….

Released 6 Nov 2008
Jodie wishes Brian was dead. Or so she says, after a few drinks and rather too loudly in the bar with her oldest friends. But then, later that same night, after a loud and raucous argument, Jodie’s wish comes true. Brian lies dead and bleeding on the kitchen floor. An accident, of course… oh dear. Burying Brian is the cover-up that uncovers everything.

Released before Christmas 2008
The Jaquie Brown Diaries is a new (Zealand) comedy series in which real life TV journalist Jaquie Brown plays an insecure, overambitious, status obsessed reporter doing fluff pieces for a hard hitting current affairs show called ‘McHuntly at Seven’.
The series takes a satirical look at the life of a c-grade celebrity and brings the society supplements of the newspapers to frightening fruition as Jaquie encounters, romances and bitch-slaps many of New Zealand’s most well known celebrities.

Calling for Pepper

23 Oct

Every morning when I wake up, or every afternoon when I’m back from school or evening when I’m back from work, there is always someone outside on the deck, calling for our kitten Pepper.
It’s getting quite annoying now. Especailly in the mornings, when Jeremy’s high-pitched moan “Pep-ahhhh” is released. To be honest it sounds more like a Camel’s mating call, and I usually say somthing after he’s groaned out this horriable noise three-or-four times.

I wish they’d just leave the poor cat alone to explore.
Now, she’s a vibrant young kitten who loves to explore and jump around when you take a leak in the garden or whatever.
Later, she’ll be a tired old cat that we’ll all loose interest in and feed too much.

In other news, today I picked up an application for New World (a supermarket). They’ve been advertising jobs for high school students during the holidays. Will I get the job? We’ll see. But I do have expierence in food outlets and have taken Home Economics for the last three years, so it is likely.

But wait, there’s more!

22 Oct

This morning I recieved my copy of Suzanne Paul’s book “But Wait, There’s More” and it’s a fantastic read.
Her life is very fascinating and inspirational. I strongly recommend this book. It also has tips on how to “get back on your feet” and they are crucial tips for anyone who is feeling down in the dumps.

In other news, I was shocked to discover my mock exam results today.
As I’ve mentioned, I was so sure I’d pass Math. I was convinced I understood what was in front of me and I completed each question, and before time was up I checked all my answers. It seemed fine,
until I discovered today I failed all my math papers. That is a kick in the teeth!
I think the only paper I would have passed is Biology! Chemistry is a nightmare, and physics is too.

I know I’ll be able to improve on English (and hopefully math!), but history is most defiantly dead & buried and as for chemistry, well It’ll be like trying to learn Japanese fluently within a few weeks. All this NaCl crap – I didn’t grasp onto it then and I certainly won’t now.

Today I began my science rotation – that’s when I rotate for the next three weeks between my old Chemistry & Physics classes, before returning to Biology one last time.
I used to really enjoy science! Until I returned to Chemistry.  OMG. I hated it. My teacher yelled at the class throughout the whole lesson. I sat at the back with my mates Ben, Rawiri and Ethen. Ethen borrowed a pen from my pencil case as I watched the teacher. I looked to see what he was doing and was accussed of talking. WTF..? I didn’t even open my mouth. Rawiri and Ben thought this was very immusing. Idiots. They didn’t get in trouble. Ugh. But I thought it was totally unfair to ROAR at me in class.

Forgetting school, today Rodney very kindly delivered tickets to the New Zealand Premiere of SHOW OF HANDS, the film that me & Dad were apart of last year. Wow, it feels like just yesterday!!
We’ll have to walk down the red carpet and wear flashy clothes. There’ll be drinks and nibbles, and it’s going to be amazing. Maybe déjà vu of the Shortland Street party* last year? Who knows. But maybe I might talk to the right person and get somewhere! I’ve already got a new agent on the go and am working to (hopefully) get a NZ celeb in the OSM sequel.

Well that’s all for now…stay tuned!


*Speaking of, I really need to add some photos from that on here soon.