Quake drama gets NZ On Air funding
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 4:32p.m.
A new TV 3 drama series set in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes has received funding from NZ On Air’s Platinum Fund.
Hope and Wire is a six-part series that its creators hope will “illuminate the best and worst of what happens when a city literally loses its heart”.
The drama was co-written by Gaylene Preston and Dave Armstrong. Ms Preston – who will also direct and produce the series – has previously worked on Home by Christmas, Bread and Roses, Perfect Strangers and Earthquake.
“It would be hard to find a family in Aotearoa New Zealand that has not been affected in some way by the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Canterbury” says Ms Preston.
“My formative years at the Ilam School of Fine Arts give me many fond memories of a city that exists now only in memory.”
Ms Preston says she is looking forward to collaborating with the local community for the project.
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13/09/2012 7:08:30 p.m.
No i don't think this is what we chch people want. Our house might not be munted and my heart goes out to those that is, but it needs fixing, we may have not lost a life but i was in my office in the trocadero bakery with ny daughter on the 22 Feb, and yes i relive every min of that afternoon most night when i close my eyes, as does my daughter, we certainly don't want to be reminded again and again, its bad enough now when some one opens our back door and the house shudders or a bus or truck go round the corner, and you are waiting for the shaking to start and i would beleive that most of chch is in the same predicament. i realise people relish on these sorts of documents, but c'mon.
11/09/2012 10:23:19 p.m.
I bet it will be fantastic Gaylene Preston is a legand and I'm sure she will produce a primo series. i will look forward to seeing it. :)
11/09/2012 5:07:06 p.m.
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