If your reality isn’t what you want then create a world of your own that is.
They say that inspiration is all around you and for Alice this is very true, taking inspiration from the people around her to create a world more colourful and wonderful than the one she knows.But what if there is more to reality than she thinks, what if in the real world you can have wild and unexpected adventures.
Sometimes all you need is one extraordinary person to change everything.
To read more about the filming of Once Again with Muchness check out the blog post x
Introducing the people behind Twinkling Bat Films fifth short film Once More with Muchness
ROSE MCMAHON – DIRECTOR + WRITER + 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 2019, its 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.
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.
ROSE ALLAN – HEAD OF HAIR + MAKEUP
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.
DARCIA MATHER – SET DESIGNER
As a child Darcia wrote story after story, winning creative writing competitions… theatre, art, music – the arts have been a constant companion through out her life. Her love of creation is now expressed in the making of lights, and the fabrication of styling events, creating whimsy and magic for others to enjoy. Darcia’s creative style is spontaneous, getting a feel for the environment that is to be transformed, and working towards a result that will delight and allure, as well as tell a story
DANIELLE CUBIS – FOOD ARTIST + STYLIST
ISAIAH KOKIRI – PRODUCTION RUNNER
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.
PHOENIX CROSS – ALICE
Phoenix Cross is a Hamilton based Actress, who is totally in love with the craft and can not see herself doing anything else. There is a couplet freedom and release from the mundane in acting, for which she absolutely adores.
LIAM DIXON – HARPER
LARISSA MARIE – KAT
Larissa has been involved in the creative world since the young age of five and knew she wanted to work as an actress and model (although never acquired the height for one of them). Now 26, Larissa enjoys the possibility of being something different every time she jumps on stage or in front of the camera. Acting is her release and she loves that she can be vulnerable, tell stories, connect with people and entertain. She has high hopes of one day getting out of the 9-5 grind and focusing 100% of the craft she loves – acting!’
FLETCHER OXFORD – MR.O’HARE
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. In 2012, Fletcher was a finalist in TV series New Zealand’s Got Talent, singing original material in dedication to his lost cat ‘Sushi’. 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.
TANNER DEVCICH – DAWSON
Tanner is extremely passionate about the world of film, not just in front of, but also behind the camera, directing and editing his own comedy films.
KAITLIN SPEDDING – RUTH