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Up Close & Raw: Whore Films

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

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‘Whore’ Films Hit Auckland Cinema

Charlatan clinic is delighted to announce the public screening of all 6 Whore films: ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Married Woman’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Transgender’ and ‘Refugee’ to be showcased at Capitol Cinema for two nights, 20th and 21st July, 2016.The ‘Whore’ project was initially a theatre work performed nationally throughout 2014. All six monologues were then devised to screen by Melissa Fergusson and mentored by writer, Donna Banicevich-Gera.

The core cast for ‘Whore’ Films being Geraldine Creff (‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal Migrant’), Rebecca Parr (‘Married Woman’, ‘Refugee) and Lee ah yen Faatoia (‘Transgender’, ‘Rent Boy). Each short film runs for 12 minutes and delivers a snapshot of each street sex worker based on true life experiences in Karangahape Road, Auckland.

“Whore is an arresting compilation of six short films about sex workers…” – Simon Prast, Actor

“An emotionally effecting and unflinching series of short films that sets out to reveal the real and human side to people who work under the label of “sex worker”…” – Kathryn Burnett, Screenwriter

“Melissa Fergusson has explored in a fearless way cinematically, a dark hidden area of the human sexual psyche…” David Blyth, Filmmaker

Tickets are available through http://www.iticket.co.nz

Whore Films Premiere @ Thievery Studio, 8 April 2016: Media/VIP 

Photographer: Peter Jennings

   

    
    
    
    
 

‘Whore’ Films World Premiere Announced

Charlatan clinic is pleased to announce the world premiere of all 6 Whore films: ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Married Woman’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Transgender’ and ‘Refugee’ to be screened at Thievery Studio on the 8 April, 2016. 

The ‘Whore’ project was initially a theatre work performed nationally throughout 2014. All six monologues were then devised to screen by Melissa Fergusson and mentored by writer, Donna Banicevich-Gera.

 

The core cast for ‘Whore’ Films being Geraldine Creff (‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal Migrant’), Rebecca Parr (‘Married Woman’, ‘Refugee) and Lee ah yen Faatoia (‘Transgender’, ‘Rent Boy). Each short film runs for 12 minutes and delivers a snapshot of each street sex worker based on true life experiences in Karangahape Road, Auckland.

 

Sponsors kindly supporting this event: Roccabella Jewellery, Thievery Studio, Topic Rentals, Paper Bag Princess, Drag Queens: Buckwheat & Tess Tickle, Splice, Four Eyes Media NZ, LYC, Clash Boutique, LEW Performance, Stolen Rum and Foxes Island Wines.

Behind The Scenes (Day 2): ‘Transgender’

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

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

Behind The Scenes (Day 1): ‘Transgender’

Director: Melissa Fergusson

DOP: Tim Butler-Jones

1st AD/Sound Tech: Rob Ipsen

Art Department: Lina M Cruz

MUA: Christina Matthews

Transgender: Lee ah yen Faatoia

Sex Worker: Morgan Bradley

John: John Blackman

Security/Featured extra: Alf Henry

Doggers: William Henry, Jason Paikea

   
    
    
    
    
    
 

Production Meeting (2): ‘Transgender’

Director: Melissa Fergusson

DOP: Tim Butler-Jones

1st AD/Sound Tech: Rob Ipsen

Transgender: Lee ah yen Faatoia

Beautician: Rebecca Parr

Sex Worker: Morgan Bradley

John: John Blackman

Queen 1: Dominique De Coco

Makeup Artist: Christina Matthews