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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



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

Photographer: Peter Jennings



Behind The Scenes: ‘Whore’ Films Media Photoshoot

Photographer: Peter Jennings

Art Director/Stylist: Melissa Fergusson

Talent: Rebecca Parr

Wardrobe: Clash Online

Jewellery: Roccabella


Cast For ‘Transgender’

Director: Melissa Fergusson

DOP: Tim Butler-Jones

1st AD: Rob Ipsen

Art Department: Lina Cruz

Transgender: Lee ah yen Faatoia

Barman: Baz Te Hira

Sex Worker: Morgan Bradley

Queen 1: Dominique De Coco

Queen 2: Amy Brosnahan

Beautician: Rebecca Parr

John: John Blackman  










Behind The Scenes: ‘Underage Sex Worker’ (Day 2)

Director: Melissa Fergusson

DOP: Bertrand Remaut

1st AD/Sound Technician: Rob Ipsen

Camera Assist: Ainsley Calderwood & Nicolas Plaire

Underage Sex Worker: Geraldine Creff

John: Barrie Herrold

Friend: Alice Pearce

Friend’s John: Vanya Essin

Head MUA: Rebecca Alexander

MUA: Alishia Farry

Runner: Dario Bower


Screenwriter/Director Melissa Fergusson Talks WHORE Films