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About Bleach the film
It’s a boy meets girl kind of story. The boy is Jimmy, he’s cocky, overconfident and more than a little oblivious. He also thinks that the girl in the laundromat is cute, and totally into him. The girl? Her name is Faye.
The 24th January 2017 was a big day for Twinkling Bat Films and our crew. At 6am I arrived with a cast and crew of talented people to shot our second short film Bleach.
Thank you so much to a whole bunch of people who made this possible.
My fabulous cast, Mikaela, Matt, Fletcher and Erroll. Stars all of you, you gave so much on the day and your performances and personalities made the entire filming a blast.
Behind the scenes making magic and working tirelessly my crew. Alf, Jaden, Rachel, Tanya, Mike, Holly and Andre.
The wonderful people at Onyx Laundromat in Mount Maunganui for letting me use their premises. Without your support, I would have had to talk my Dad into building a complete laundromat set.
All of the people who gave so generously to my very first PledgeMe campaign. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Introducing the people behind Bleach
Here are the incredible actors in Bleach…
Mikayla Morgan – Faye
Mikayla Morgan, a graduate of Southseas film and television school with a diploma in onscreen acting. Part time scarer at Spookers haunted attraction and full-time duty manager. Two roles which are totally different to each other in her everyday life that help her portray the role of Faye in the up coming short film “Bleach”. Mikayla has appeared in a hand full of short films during her studies and stage shows such as Steel Magnolias, Caberet, LovePuke, multiple Shakespeare plays and a range of roles from lead to supporting. She hopes to make her mark in the film industry and what better way to do that than with a talented group such as the team at Twinkling Bat Films and the cast of “Bleach”.
Matt Naylor – Jimmy
Matt makes his on-screen acting debut as Jimmy in Bleach. Although this is Matt’s first time in front of the camera he does have extensive music performance experience, as a professional DJ and an entrepreneurial streak as a business owner. Matt’s natural swagger and confidence made him an instant hit with the entire casting team.
Fletcher Oxford – George
Fletcher is a passionate actor who relishes in the escapism that altering his persona allows. Having performed numerous lead roles over the years, predominantly in musical theatre, melodrama and Shakespeare, he is by all means no stranger to the stage. Fletcher puts emotion above all else in every aspect of performance, be it music or acting, and finds purpose in relaying such emotion to an audience. From a very young age, he has devoted his life to the arts, always with a love for performing and undying future ambitions. Fletcher starred in Implications of Imagination both as lead actor and musical score writer (Twinkling Bat Films). Fletcher will also be writing, performing and recording an original soundtrack for Bleach.
Errol Shand – Mike
A New Zealand born and Australian trained actor, Erroll has worked predominately in the mediums of Film and TV. He consolidated his theatrical beginnings and gained a Bachelor of Theatre Arts with a major in Acting from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. Beginning his professional career in Sydney, it now spans well over a decade and it includes a variety of impressive industry names and titles, with directors and producers and locations stretching all over the globe. Erroll’s diverse body of work has been a reflection of the style and strength he brings to the screen, from feature films to television dramas, comedy to theatre his characters are complex, engaging and leave you wanting more. The role that propelled Erroll into a new league of on screen villains was that of the infamous Mr Big of the Mr Asia Syndicate “Terry Clark” in Underbelly – Land of the Long Green Cloud. Since then he’s developed an impressive list of dangerous antagonists, like “Chocka Fahey”, who wouldn’t have been out of place in Sons of Anarchy, to “Tony Micheals” in “Safehouse” and the latest of the bunch “Karl Riechman” in TVNZ’s 20 episode drama “Filthy Rich” which aired earlier this year.
Rose McMahon – Director & DOP
I’m the 16 year old founder and head photographer of a successful photography and film business, Little Miss Rose. In 2016 I decided to turn my passion for telling stories into a series of short films and established Twinkling Bat Films. I’m on my way to filming a feature length film in 2018, it’s a super exciting journey and I’m stoked with the crew of people collaborating with me on the goal of becoming the youngest female Director of a Hollywood film. On 5th January 2017 my first short film, Implications of Imagination premiered in front of approx 1500 people at Night Owl Cinema in Mt Maunganui.
Holly McMahon – Writer
I love words. Particularly if the words are arranged sensibly in a novel involving flawed characters and complex plots. I’m new to writing screenplays but an old hand at inventing and crafting stories. In 2017 I’m moving to Wellington to commence a Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Molecular Pathology. This is my second script to head to screen. The first being Implications of Imagination which premiered to over 1500 people receiving widespread praise.
Rachel Dobbs – Stills photographer + Second Camera
I’m the pretty part of Swift and Click and make a wonderful Assistant Director, mainly because I love telling people what to do. As a business manager, organizer and excellent photographer, I provide valuable context and style for all jobs I work on.
Alf Rose – Sound Technician
Sound has been a lifetime passion and a common thread to 40 years (or so) experience in music and radio. ‘Good Ears’ are essential, whether it’s playing Fender bass or broadcasting to the nation. I’ve worked in radio as a host on music and news networks, produced live outside broadcasts, recorded thousands of radio commercials, narrated for Film and TV and produced regional broadcast news. I’m currently a columnist for a monthly magazine and bassist in a jazz trio. Most recently, I worked on The Z-Nail Gang (2013) as Vehicle Wrangler/Music/Foley, and as Sound Recordist on Just 3 Girls (2016) and Chariot Club (2016). With new recording equipment, I’m ready to capture crystal-clear, error-free sound on location.
Tanya Horo – Casting Director
I have been living in Tauranga for 3 years, after returning from New York in 2014 I decided to make the Bay of Plenty my home. I’m the director of the new Actors Agency BOP Actors, an agency focussed on finding talent work in Film and TV here in NZ and also overseas. I have worked in the film industry for 20 years as a successful actress and worked in the music industry for 15 years as a touring artist. And also a member of BOP FILM which was set up to help facilitate the growing Film Industry in Tauranga. I believe everyone deserves a chance to live their dreams and the only way to do that is by doing and believing and doing and believing – put on repeat.
Rose Allan – Hairdresser and makeup artiest
I have been hairdressing for the past 19 years and recently trained as a makeup artist in fashion, theatre, and media makeup. My achievements so far have included coordinating the hair & makeup for a short film, makeup & hair for a music video, makeup & hair for two fashion shows, makeup & hair for weddings/school balls. I am excited to be working alongside Twinkling Bat Films for their upcoming short films.