Brettkelly’s Boosted Snaps Up Its Goal

DEGANZ member Pietra Brettkelly‘s Boosted campaign for her feature documentary Crocodile needs help to reach its stretch goal.

Due to Boosted’s all-or-nothing stipulation, Pietra and oscar-nominated producer Chelsea Winstanley (Ngai te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui) set a leaner goal of $20,000 to achieve in the 30-day campaign. However, generous donors propelled the project to this goal in just 12 days, allowing the team to start reaching for their stretch goal. They currently have nearly $29,000 but hope to reach their new target of $100,000 in the next 15 days.

The film highlights the creativity and tenacity of nine children living in Crocodile, Nigeria, as they rise out of their circumstances to rewrite their future… and set it in a 2049 sci-fi world. Pietra began filming the group three and a half years ago and is determined to continue until they start filming their own sci-fi feature, despite the various hardships they’ve faced.

Until now, Pietra has been self-funding the project and is confident that it has the ability to go as far, if not further, than her and Chelsea’s previous projects. Notably and uniquely, Pietra has given the young subjects 50% ownership of the doco and all its profits.

Contributions to the Boosted will go towards editing, translations, researching soundtracks, and further filming.

You can donate to Pietra and the team’s Boosted here!

Last updated on 15 March 2023