On a roll with our 11th Official Selection of the year in the Havelock International Film Festival.
Again, we truly appreciate all of the support and recognition our film is receiving!
Ink And Gold: An Artist's Journey To Olympic Glory
It was my honor to work with the Kiwi production team on this documentary short film as Producer and Editor.
‘Ink and Gold: An Artist’s Journey to Olympic Glory’ is a short form documentary that follows the journey of New Zealand artist and athlete, Zakea Page, winning the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games medal design competition and fulfilling a lifelong dream to perform at the opening ceremonies.
The film was shot over the course of one week in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games and weaved together with self-taped footage of Zakea’s younger years as an athlete and artist. Accompanied with interviews of his family, ‘Ink and Gold’ highlights the connection between art and sport in bringing together peoples of diverse cultures and backgrounds to bridge barriers of language and foster connections, mutual understanding, and respect for one another. It also aims to dismantle the requirements of young people to choose between the two.
The story, artwork and design work in the film are a reflection of Mr. Page’s non-traditional upbringing as the child of international teachers and the many different cultures and experiences he was exposed to in New Zealand, Kuwait, Viet Nam, England, Bangladesh and China. These experiences are the foundation for his medal design, entitled “Beauty in Diversity”, to embody the Olympic celebration of respect, friendship and excellence, honouring every athlete's (and in this case, artist’s) journey to the Games.
A poetic and uplifting portrait of a young man looking for connection with humanity combining art and sport in expressive form, Ink and Gold is filled with hope and the limitless possibility of tomorrow.
Performed by: Blue Aeris featuring Kehan Miller on Lead Vocal & Piano
Songwriters: Kehan Miller (ASCAP Little Imp Music), Kelly Moneymaker (BMI), Nicholas James Granville (APRA AMCOS)
Arrangement: Kehan Miller and Kelly Moneymaker
Guitars: Nick Granville
Upright Bass: Johnny Lawrence
Drums: Darren Mathiassen
Backing Vocals: Kelly Moneymaker