Yesterday Set In Stone's producer and director were delighted to be invited to speak with the Probus club of Palmerston North. Everyone enjoyed a presentation featuring clips of the film and an explanaintion about how Set In Stone was conceived, made, and shown to audiences. This was followed by a Q&A and sharing news of the next public screening on Anzac Day in Patea. It is hoped that a group of club members will be able to attend this screening to see the film in full.
It was fantastic to meet so many aspiring filmmakers, and such a great experience to share Set In Stone with Kelburn Normal School students today.
From a plan hatched during DocEdge last year, a great bunch of about 80 students and teachers have spent the last week in Whanganui. They were camping down at Kai Iwi beach and managed to visit many of the places and landmarks featured in the film, including Pakaitore and the Māori War Memorial.
Super ambassadors for their school and indeed some future filmmakers amongst them, it was our pleasure to be part of their audience and Q&A session.
It was great to be able to share Set In Stone with another fantastic Whanganui audience. Commemorating armistice day through story told via film was a powerful experience to be part of. And if you missed this screening then check out the screenings page for news of the next ones.
Your 2nd, and final chance, to see our award-winning documentary in a Whanganui cinema. This time we're delighted to be able to show our film in the same boutique cinema and studio space where it was made.
The screening date and time has been selected to honour the sacrifices made by those in WW1 and so will be on European Armistice day, 11 November, at 11am. We will also host a Q&A afterwards with Melita (producer) and Kevin (Director/Camera) for this unique Saturday screening, where we will show some of the equipment we used to make the film with and answer any questions on the process or story.
Spaces in the boutique cinema are limited to just 40 seats. You can book your seats online now at www.confluence.kiwi/events . They are just $12 each or $10 with a discount code available if you register on the same site, or if you are a member of Whanganui Film Society, Chamber of Commerce, or Sustainability Whanganui. Check out any recent group emails for those discount codes.