September 12, 2015
NEVEREVERLAND, an entrant in the 2015 RAFFA awards is a short documentary byÂ DirectorÂ Patti Mitchley. Filmed in the Raglan Town Hall in 2014, it shows the Whaingaroa Youth Movement putting on its yearly dance show, called Nevereverland. The show is the result of a yearâ€™s work by Patti Mitchleyâ€™s dance classes features creative dance by each of the age groups starting at five through to senior school students.
â€œNevereverland is reached by paper boat with just a pinch of faith, trust and faerie dust. It is home to the lost boys, pirates, mermaids, haiyawatha, faeries, and mechanimals. Here the passage of time is ambiguous. You may remember that you never wanted to grow up at all and forget all together, that time has caught up on you.â€
Â Patti said, "Whaingaroa Youth Movement is about being together; to dance, create and explore ideas collectively. Our performance work and this film is about who we are, where we live and how we see the world."
Directed by Patti Mitchley.
Documentary | 48mins | Exempt | Origin: Raglan Whaingaroa, New Zealand.
Raglan Film Festival Screening
This film is an entrant in the 2015 Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards.
Entry by koha at the door.
Theatre doors opens 30 minutes before advertised start time. Arrive early if you want a comfy seat. There is a cash bar plus yummy food on sale.