We’re very excited to announce a partnership with Loading Docs 2015, a platform that works to promote documentary film making in New Zealand.
Trilogy is sponsoring one of the ten short documentaries, Waihorotiu, matching each dollar the filmmakers raise through crowd-funding, up to a maximum of $2000.
Waihorotiu, named after the river that once ran through the heart of Auckland City, aims to reconnect people with their environment through looking at the vast network of waterways that our growing cities have buried and piped.
Directed by Frances Haszard and Louis Olsen, the goal is to venture beneath Queen Street to film the forgotten river as it is today – bringing life to our history, mystery to our present and a sense of custodianship to the future of our environment. The film itself will use animation to give the cityscapes and footage from under Queen Street an alternative life, reconnecting New Zealanders to their environment.
We are proud to sponsor Waihorotiu, which relates to themes of sustainable development, management of waste and conscious living. With our commitment to sustainability, giving back and passion for the environment, the partnership makes perfect sense.
“WE BELIEVE THAT CARING FOR AND BEING AWARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SURROUNDINGS, EVEN WHERE THEY SEEM ABSENT, IS SOMETHING THAT MATTERS. OF COURSE THIS IS NOT A STORY ABOUT LOSS, IT IS A STORY OF DISCOVERY,” FRANCES EXPLAINS.
“TRILOGY IS HELPING MAKE THIS DOCUMENTARY POSSIBLE. WHEN WE THINK ABOUT WHAT IS SEPARATING US FROM THIS BURIED LANDSCAPE WE THINK OF 200 YEAR OLD BRICKS AND MORTAR; BUT IT IS ALSO TRAFFIC, SAFETY REGULATIONS, ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND THE NECESSARY FINANCIAL BACKING. IT’S AMAZING TO SEE THAT WHAT WE ARE AIMING FOR, TO RECONNECT PEOPLE WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT IN OUR CBD, HAS ALREADY STARTED TO HAPPEN.”
The Waihorotiu team has already reached 90% of its Boosted.org.nz campaign fundraising goal in just a week.