1080 back in the news

October 16, 2014

Well with the government decision to continue to approve the use of 1080 in New Zealand, the debate continues on, several years after we made our film.
Good to see that people are still passionate enough to voice their opinions on the forums.

The debate will continue to rage until a “suitable” alternative is developed. What that alternative could be is what causes a lot of the debate.

If you are visiting this site because you know little about the 1080 issue, then I welcome you to watch our short 24 minute documentary. We aimed to produce something that would get neutral people thinking, learn more for themselves, and come up with thir own decision without just jumping on the bandwagon of which ever piece of propaganda (from either side) grabs the headlines that week.

We have had as many people say our film is PRO 1080 than have said it is anti 1080, so I reckon we have done a good job.

If want a copy, (Only $12 including P&P) or know of anyone who you think may be interested, please e-mail me at badwolffilms@gmail.com

Keep the comments coming, but please note, As impartial moderator, I will veto any comments that are excessively vitriolic or make excessive claims that cannot be backed up with some sort of evidence.

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1080 The DVD

December 22, 2009

1080 is now available as a DVD!!!

Check out the link above, and please pass the news on to anyone who you think might be interested in a copy.

Thanks again to all who helped out this year 

The course is now over for me, thesis handed in. An exciting internship at NHNZ beckons.

Steve has a few finishing touches to his academic thesis, and is trying to get work with Taylor made, travelling the world watching F1 racing and Cricket!


The big night!

November 23, 2009

Lots of glamourous dresses, and bow ties, and even Steve wore long pants and a shirt!

‘1080’ was the first film up, and we got up to do our well prepared speeches….

Then sat down nervously and waited… and waited….

A few technical problems, but the projectionists eventually got it started after a couple of minutes nervous anticipation. But everything worked fine, and the audience seemed to appreciate it. We had a lot of good feedback after the event, and I was happy to learn that a lot of people learnt things from the film, which was our main aim.

A big thanks again to all those who have helped make our film possible over this year. There are far too many to mention.

For those who couldn’t make it to the Premier on Saturday, and would like a copy on DVD. We are currently working on that, and once we find a reasonable place to print the media we will put details on the blog of how to get hold of a copy.

 


Countdown to Premier and ODT stardom!

November 18, 2009

I am back in  New Zealand still suffering from Jet lag, but arrived back in sunny Dunedin to watch a test screening of our film on the big screen at the regent.

Steve has done a great job with the sound track and it now looks and sounds like a proper documentary film.

After showing the film to a few people we are happy that we have achieved our initial aims.

There are a lot of documentaries around at the moment that are very biased towards one side of an argument, and almost try to sway the opinion of the audience to the viewpoint of the film maker.

Our aim was to produce balanced viewpoint on the 1080 issue, and give the audience enough information to either make up their own mind, or encourage them to go away and read more about the issues and facts about 1080, rather than forming an opinion based on anecdotal evidence and media headlines.

We know that we will not solve the 1080 debate with this film. I personally believe that the issue has gone past the point of resolution and there will always be people on both side of the argument who stand true to their beliefs whatever information is presented to them.

There will be some that think our film is biased, either for or against the use of 1080.

But hopefully a lot of people will feel more informed about 1080 after watching our film.

We welcome any feedback from anyone who get to see the film, either at the Premier on Saturday (Regent Theatre, Dunedin, 7pm, Sat 21st Nov), or on DVD later in the year.

 

We have also just been interviewed by the Otago Daily Times, so look out for our mug shots in the next couple of days!


Leaving on a Jet Plane

October 22, 2009

Less than a month until the Premier of all the student films at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin.

Compared to other teams we are ahead of schedule, mainly thanks to my sister who is getting married in a weeks time back in the UK. So I’m heading off to the UK for three weeks, leaving the polishing of our film in the very capable hands of Steve.

He has been doing a great job tidying, adding foleys and various sound effects and we have just got a draft music score from Richard White, our musician, which is sounding good.

The story is complete, and just the final  polishing jobs of getting all the sound levels correct, and doing the painstaking job of colour correcting!

and then making sure it works in the theatre!

Big thanks to Steve for finishing things off while I am away!

The topic of 1080 was a challenging one, and we have met some interesting people along our journey. I think we have achieved what we set out to do, which was to produce a reasonably balanced documentary on the current use of 1080 in New Zealand. I am sure there will be some people who disagree with some things that are said and presented in the film. But I would rather have people voicing opinions on the film than not taking anything away from it.

The Premier is at the Regent on the 21st November at 7pm.

Tickets have gone on sale, and this event usually sells out. There will be 7 student films in total, covering a wide variety of topics. Should be a great night.

If anyone is unable to attend, we will be producing DVD’s of the film, sometime in December. They will be at a reasonable price.

If you want to pre-order a copy, please send an e-mail to 1080documentary@gmail.com

For those of you that do get to see it at the regent, please drop us a line afterwards and let us know what you think!

Pete


Picture Lock Baby!!!!!!!!!!!

October 9, 2009

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Thats right folks…the end is near, after a grueling several months of being locked in the edit room, endless meetings with of test audience (Cheers Sophie!) and executive producers. We have finally hit the long awaited picture lock! For those people, not familiar with the film production lingo, picture lock is when the main edit is done. No more changing shots, no more filming, just the business of making our movie look pretty and attractive. Kinda like airbrushing a supermodel, although probably not as glamourous. November 21st is the premier so its not long now people!