October 2010, Not my Porsche, Filming, Playing, Halloween

Fun filled October saw me return to Wellington for some Porsche racing, picking up of another motorcycle and helping my mate Philipp make a short film. After Welly I returned to Auckland to begin jamming with two friends and enjoy a foreign halloween.

Got to Welly at the beginning of the month where I was hosted once again by Dave and Sarah. Great new place right on the water! It felt like being at a vacation resort with a view like this.

I planned to stay for a couple of days in order to see some people, go up to the Races near Palmerston North and pick up my next VFR. My 3 day trip turned into 2 weeks because my mate Philipp asked me to be his 1st AD for the short film "Oh Boy". Good film experience and fun creating with Phil was worth the extra time in Welly. Not to mention the couple of nights out bowling with Dave and a couple good meals back at the house. Oh, I do miss Wellington!

First up on my tirp was a Day at the track watching Geoff's dad run his Porsche GT2 in a couple of races at Manfield. Caught a lift up with Geoff and his mates to pick up the VFR and see some racing. Picked the bike up from a dodgy lady selling on behalf of her boyfriend in Aussie. Found it in good enough shape to take it and proceeded back to the races. Had a nice opportunity to get right in to the garages and along the starting wall. Of course in NZ where there are few rules, events like this can be very up close and hands on. Unfortunately I was not able to ride shotgun with Ian. Damn.

Ian Hayr and his Porsche GT2 sponsored by Geoff's company Maltbys.

Great to get right in there and see these machines. I had to take the steering wheel off to squeeze myself into the narrow bucket seat. Next time I'm going for a spin.

Quick vid of Porsche race start.


Quick vid of open wheel cars at track level.



Back in Welly with the bike I started working on "Oh Boy" a short film by Philipp Bodo Christian Kehm (soon to be a huge director) which is part of 41 South's 9 film collaboration. It was a pleasure to work with a young crew with lots of talent. I believe the shoot went well and look forward to seeing the final product. It was great to receive such praise for my work as 1st AD which can be very stressful if things go wrong. Fortunately everything went right, even the weather!

Director
Philipp Kehm
1st AD
Brad Costa
2nd AD / Producer
Anika Bratzke
DOP/Cam
Aaron Dickson
Cam Assist
Graham Smout
Gaffer/Grip
Sam Harris
Gaffer/Grip
Tibor Nagy
Sound
Alex Lee
Boom
Sam pruttz
Continuity
Marian Angeles
Art Director
Claudia
Make Up/Wardrobe
Kerry Taylor
Unit
Rene Le Bas

Great shot of main actor Ralph Johnson. He was awesome and a delight to work with.

Shot from the crane.
The crew hanging around Cristof's great crane invention.
Some of us in front of Dave's house waiting for something? Aaron, Rene, Marian, Ralph, Philipp, Kerry, Graham, me


After the filming was complete and a day or two to relax I set off back to Auckland on the new VFR. Thanks as usual to Dave and Sarah for having me.

The bike performed really well and I was blessed with a mint day as you can see. Shot of the bike in front of Mt. Ruapehu (North island ski field still open this late in the season!)


Band and Halloween

Shot of the newly formed band as we play to the ocean and surrounding beauty a top Piha on the West coast 30 min out of Auckland. Vikram, Mike and me.


Halloween 2010. I was trying to be Bork from the Muppets, but looked more like Mario or Luigi! I needed more eyebrow if that's possible! A good Halloween party held by Erika. Mostly foreigners as the Kiwis don't quite get this experience yet.

After some costume mods and finding my long lost mustache mates Lenka and Marco.



What's next? Another VFR? A trip home? Stay tuned.

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