David Gould, currently off at AFM promoting his Wellington-shot feature The Cure, is announced as Film Raro’s first film challenge participant.
Film Raro was announced earlier this year as an initiative of Stan Wolfgramm. The project will take up to eight teams to the Cook Islands for a week to make their short films. While there, teams will also engage in some mentoring with locals, with Wolfgramm’s long-term goal being to boost the Cooks’ profile as a filmmaking destination and improve the local support infrastructure.
Gould, a regular a Weta whose worked on Tintin, King Kong and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, takes the first spot announced in the Film Raro challenge. His team of four will include co-producer Raquel Sims, who is a part Cook Islander herself, DP David Paul, sound recordist Benoit Hardonniere, and camera assistant Matt Tuffin.
The inaugural Film Raro event is scheduled for May 2013, and is still accepting entries here.