Article Title:NZ's first lesbian webseries: Pot Luck
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Published on:14th November 2015 - 11:18 am
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Text:It won’t be long until you can snuggle up on the couch with your flatmates, your significant other or your favourite feline friend and binge watch New Zealand’s first lesbian web series, Pot Luck. At Wellington's S On-set still L-R 'Mel' Nikki Si'ulepa, 'Debs' Anji Kreft, Ness Simons (Writer/Director) 'Beth' Tess Jamieson-Karaha Last weekend the cast and crew finally got together for a full on weekend of filming, Ness says after a year of working on the project so far, getting everyone together and the cameras rolling has been pretty cool. “There was a really amazing vibe on set - our cast are so talented and are really committed to bringing the characters to life, the crew are all focused on pushing for the best project we can make, and we have a great team working together to bring Pot Luck to life. “Our editor is on the case now, and while there's always the odd thing to be discovered in the edit we're feeling good about what we've got in the can for Episode One.” Pot Luck has had a little bit of help from the good people at the Emerging Artists Trust and episode one has already been shot, but the crew need your support to raise the funds to shoot the remaining five episodes of the first season. They’ve launched a Boosted campaign to the $22,500 needed to bring the series to life because making a webseries takes a lot of people on both sides of the camera! “There's a huge kit of equipment like lights, cameras, lenses, microphones, stands and all the little pieces of the technical puzzle. We need locations for the world of the series, and transportation to get our cast and crew around on set. We need props, costumes, makeup. And with long days we need to keep everyone well fed and watered! There's a million ways to spend money making a project like this, and we've had amazing support from cast, crew, businesses and organisations to help us out where possible, but for many things we need cash so we need…” Ness says Pot Luck is about exploring LGBTI culture from the inside and having the opportunity to see yourself reflected on screen. “I've been out for decades and I feel like I'm still having to hunt for reflections of myself and my friends on screen (outside of a prison, anyway), and then when I do I'm often disappointed by narrow or stereotypical versions of people like me.” “It's exciting to be exploring local LGBTI culture from the inside, and hopefully other people will want to see that too. We were lucky to have support to shoot the pilot, and we'll have a taster for you in a few weeks, but in the meantime if you want to watch some entertaining local content with unique characters you can donate and help us make it happen!” Check out the Boosted campaign here. - 14th November 2015    
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