Hey! Want to know something surreal? As of today – that is, September 12 2016 – it has been exactly one year to the day since I first premiered MOVE at its private premiere at the Memorial Theatre at Vic Uni. Woah! (It took me nearly two years to make the thing and already more than half that time has passed. Incredible.)
Things have been pretty quiet since then but I always knew MOVE's journey was far from over. And while it has indeed been a long time, I am very happy to announce that MOVE is coming to DVD and is now available for registrations of interest from the official store! Also available from the store are some cool pieces of official MOVE merch, like stickers you can stick on your belongings, and t-shirts you can wear out training, or at home, or to a job interview, or to a wedding? The choices are endless!
All these items will be formally released in a month's time on October 18. Meanwhile, I've made a little something to celebrate the one year anniversary/birthday of MOVE's release, and to give it a bit of a post-premiere visibility boost. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Make sure you check out the store afterwards, where you'll be able to register your interest for your own pieces of MOVE merchandise!
Check out the Official Store!
This website was due for a long-awaited update, so I changed some things around and made the navigation a lot cleaner. What do you guys think? Admittedly, there's still not a whole lot on this site but I'm hoping that will change in the near future! I have definite plans for MOVE which I'm hoping to enact within the next year once I get the ball rolling, and I'm looking forward to being able to share MOVE with an even wider (and hopefully global) audience soon. There's still plenty of work to be done in the meantime though, so for now stay tuned and I'll update as things happen! I've added a 'Subscribe to Newsletter' form on the front page for those of you who would like formal email updates on future happenings for the film. Since I'm working on a number of projects at the moment there won't be much action for a while, but when things do get kicking you'll be some of the first to know.
And by the way – I'm hoping to be able to add a few more audience reviews to this site sometime soon, so if you've seen MOVE and enjoyed it enough that you'd like to write a few words on what you thought about it, let me know! There's a feedback form on the Contact page, or you can comment on this post or email me personally.
Now on Patreon!
Hey, friends! Just a post to let you know that I recently launched a Patreon page. For those of you who enjoy/ed MOVE (or any of my other works) and would like to support me in creating even more neat parkour and freerunning-related content, you can become a patron – and in return will get some p sweet digital rewards.
Pledging as little as $1+ per project will earn you access to my patron-only Patreon feed, exclusive digital wallpapers, and HD available-to-download versions of any future videos that I make. To learn more about it and become a patron, head on over to patreon.com/fishandswallow! See you there soon :)
MOVE – A Retrospective
The latest newsletter from the New Zealand Parkour Association features a short "director's retrospective" article on my experience of working on MOVE. To check it out, follow the link here! To get more newsletters from New Zealand Parkour (as well as discounts on apparel and other perks), think about becoming a member at http://nzparkour.co.nz/get-involved/
Michelle is a filmmaker/editor, videographer and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand.