The West Coast Penguin Trust has expanded its primary school education programme to include more than 1100 children at 16 schools on the South Island’s West Coast, after receiving funding from the ANZ Staff Foundation last year.
And then this year, ANZ chose the Trust’s story as the subject for a new video.
Reina Webster-Iti, experienced and talented Creative Producer at ANZ, prepared a detailed plan to capture various aspects of the Trust’s work. Over three days on the Coast last month with her camera man, Joseph Jowitt, they filmed a wide variety of interviews and scenes.
The packed filming schedule included: Manager, Inger Perkins, Ranger, Matt Charteris who showed the ANZ duo penguin chicks and the penguin protection fence, Education Ranger, Lucy Waller with wonderful and generous support from Granity School, plus Alastair Judkins and penguin detection dog, Mena, who were working with the Trust at the time.
Most of the filming has ended on the cutting room floor, so it has been an interesting experience for the Trust to see how much goes into making a tiny film!
The ANZ team skillfully condensed all of that filming into a seamless 3 minute video to illustrate what we do as well as to share a community project that they support with the world.
The Trust was very fortunate to be selected. ANZ films a couple of the 60 or so projects that they support each year through their staff foundation fund.