Our yellow mini & little red BMW kindly shared with us by Dion & Sharon
Based on true events that took place in the Coromandel during the 1980’s, this story depicts how a tiny, disjointed community unified to stand against authority and, against all odds, won. It was a battle that took resilience, creativity, community spirit, passion, humility and humour – exactly the qualities we were after to get this film off the ground.
Therefore, to make this film we did not employ conventional models. As with the central characters we wanted to show how a community can pull together to mobilise creative momentum that both empowers and unites.
A film about community, made by a community.
During the periods of pre-production and production we had over 300 individuals and organisations giving their time and resources for free. Offering everything from helicopters to steady-cams, makeup products to amazing catering, drill rigs to vehicles including a yellow Mini (our personal ode to Goodbye Pork Pie).
Although the cash costs of making this film were relatively small by comparison, the actual value of this production through the vast extent of resources contributed, would be somewhere in the millions.