Friday, 15 July 2016
Press Release: charlatan clinic
Up Close & Raw: Whore Films
Charlatan clinic are proudly showcasing the first public screening of Whore Films at Capitol Cinema in Balmoral for two nights only, 20th and 21st July. All six short films: ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Married Woman’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Transgender’ and ‘Refugee run in succession for one hour and delivers a snapshot of each street sex worker based on true life experiences in Karangahape Road, Auckland.
The ‘Whore’ project was initially a theatre work performed nationally throughout 2014. All six monologues were then adapted to screen by Melissa Fergusson and mentored by writer, Donna Banicevich-Gera. Whore Films were produced on lo-to-no budget filmmaking in 2015 and were made for ‘social change’ and to challenge public stigma.
Charlatan clinic is supported by LYC (Love Your Condom), Four Eyes Media NZ, Roccabella Jewellery, Clash Boutique, Paper Bag Princess, Splice & iTICKET.
Tickets available from https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/jul/whore-films
Limited Door Sales $15 Student/Equity, $20 Adult
Director: Melissa Fergusson
DOP: Tim Butler-Jones
1st AD/Sound Tech: Rob Ipsen
Art Department: Lina M Cruz
Makeup Artist: Christina Matthews
Transgender: Lee ah yen Faatoia
Queen 1: Dominique De Coco
Queen 2: Lilly Henry
Beautician: Rebecca Parr
Sex Worker: Morgan Bradley
Barman: Baz Te Hira
Bar patrons: Laura Ehlen-Wilson, Alfred Henry, Rebecca Parr, Lina M Cruz, Melissa Fergusson, John Blackman, Christina Matthews, Brendan Appleby