Copper (2014)

A curious boy’s life is changed when he meets a living statue

Copper was written and directed by Jack O’Donnell for Eclipse Entertainment. The film was shot between 22 and 29 January 2012. The film was re-edited and completed in February 2014.

SYNOPSIS

Matthew discovers a copper statue in the park. His mother won’t let him near it. His father hasn’t learnt sign language. The family struggles to communicate. Matthew meeting the copper statue will change their lives.

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FESTIVALS

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Seattle Deaf Film Festival
Seattle, WA, USA
01-03 April 2016

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New Zealand Deaf Short Film Festival
Wellington, New Zealand
04-06 September 2015
New Zealand premiere

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Cinedeaf Film Festival
Rome, Italy
06 June 2015
European Premiere

LA diversity film festival

Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
08-10 August 2014

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Maine Deaf Film Festival
26 April 2014
US Premiere
World Premiere

ARTICLES

Emotional Short Film a Hit in Rome
Arts Access Aotearoa
19 August 2015

Film About Being Deaf Goes International
Arts Access Aotearoa
01 April 2015

Help Jack Reach Rome
PledgeMe Campaign

FESTIVAL QUERIES

FILM FREEWAY
WITHOUTABOX
FESTIVAL FOCUS

CAST

Matthew
Rahui Lee

Tessa
Kirsty Bruce

Alan
Alex Greig
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CREW

Writer / Director / Editor / Executive Producer
Jack O’Donnell

Screenplay
Toni Gordon
Jack O’Donnell
Simon Ryan

Producer
Patricia Hetherington

Executive Producers
Simon Ryan
Nicola Clements
Tessa Sherlock

Director of Photography
Aaron Ly

Camera Operators
Nils Lindemann
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Elliot Lim

Camera Assistant
David Turner

First Assistant Director
Johnny Crawford

Second Assistant Director
James Barber

Third Assistant Director
Nicola Clements

Production Assistants
Jed Friel
Anne Brashier

Clapper Loader
Kimberley McCombie

LX Assistants
Amy Brosnahan
Slayton Hurst Bourdon

Boom Operators
Dylan Jauslin
Nils Lindemann

Sound Mixer / Rerecording Mixer
Pope Kirawat Sahasewiyon
Bionic Penguin

Make-up
Rosie Alldridge
Helen Mackenzie

Costume Design / Wardrobe
Fiona Brown

Set Designer
Elliot Lim

Continuity
Tony Black

Casting
Jared Flitcroft
Patricia Hetherington
Jack O’Donnell

Composer
Brad Jenkins

Concept & Storyboard Artist
Lara Frizzell

Stills Photographer
Emma Yixuan Liu

NZSL Interpreters
Elinor Cuttiford
Nicola Clements

Catering
James Barber
Helen McDonald
David O’Donnell
Kerrin Reeves
Wendy Ryan

Assistant Editor
Simon Ryan

Colourist
Philip Korsika

Titles / End Credits
Simon Ryan
Kirawat “Pope” Sahasewiyon

CAST & CREW SCREENING

The cast and crew premiere was at the New Zealand Film Archive on 27 May 2012

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FUNDRAISING

We raised funds through private sources and a successful crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. Thank you to our sponsors.

LOCATIONS

We shot in Bond Street Park in Downtown Wellington, and at a suburban home in Newlands.

Thanks to Nicci Lock at Film Wellington for her help.

Thank you to the Wellington Deaf Club for rehearsal space.

ADDITIONAL THANKS

Marie Bird and David Work
Darryl Alexander
Nadia Austin
Taanga Lawrence
Karamia Lee
Grant Aldridge
Anna Liz Guenther
Cathy Ryan
Tony Ryan
Prahm Nation
Erica Knight
Marita Oritz
Paul Wolffram, Bernard Blackburn, Victoria University Film Department
Rubber Monkey
Vero Insurance Ltd
Maureen Tompson
Tournament Parking

Copper (c) 2012-14

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