Follow your passion.
Our next Entrepreneur Social guest speaker, Aaron Falvey, will be filming his first full length feature film in Marlborough in November, with the backing from Angel Investors Marlborough, who made a significant investment in the indie film, Northspur. This moment has been seven years in the making for Aaron.
“I've dreamed of this moment for a long time and now it’s finally a reality! I keep asking myself, is this really happening? Pinch! Yup! It's definitely happening”, Aaron says.
Aaron’s passion for the film industry runs high.
Bit by bit he’s been building a film industry in Marlborough in his spare time. Not that he has a lot of that, with a full-time job, and four young kids at home.
In October, the 5th Top of the South Film Festival will be screening 16 films in Nelson, Motueka, Marlborough and Kaikoura. This is another project co-founded by Aaron. He says, “each year it is getting bigger and better”.
The festival is an outlet for the Top of the South Film Society - another entity co-founded by Aaron to foster film making talent in our region. The Film society holds regular workshops to teach the fundamentals of film making. It also gives out film grants.
So you could say that Aaron had the vision for a Top of the South film industry and set out to create it.
Come along to hear from Aaron about pitching to our local equivalent of the "Dragon’s Den". Hear from him about crowdfunding and how to overcome obstacles to make your dream come true.
We promise an evening of great networking and inspiration.
Please join us.
Tickets include nibbles on arrival.
What is the Blenheim Entrepreneur Social?
It is a monthly networking event hosted in partnership with Business Trust Marlborough and FocusMarketing.nz, where guest speakers who have created social impact inspire and provoke.
Who Is It For?
It is for business owners, managers and entrepreneurs who wish to engage and connect with like-minded, purpose driven individuals who value collaboration and problem solving.
At the Entrepreneur Socials you will be able to
- Come together with like-minded, purpose-driven individuals to connect, inspire, and collaborate
- Network with purpose
- Feel connected to a network of peers
- Shortcut your learnings and get into flow
- Share opportunities, seek support, and help each other succeed
About the speaker:
Aaron Falvey is an award-winning director and producer based in Blenheim. He’s been passionate about filmmaking since the age of 9 when his friend’s parents bought a handy-cam. They spent their weekends making short home movies and since then it has inspired Aaron to become a film director.
Aaron has been involved in numerous film productions as both Director and Producer, his most recent films include ‘Death Round Every Bend’ (2019) ‘Ascendance’ (2018), ‘Father Between’ (2017) and ‘The Flame’ (2015). Both ‘The Flame’ and ‘Ascendance’ have won international ‘Best Film’ awards. Aaron is set to direct his first feature film, ‘Northspur’ which goes into production in November of 2019.
Aaron is the ex-President and Co-Founder of the Top of the South Film Production Society as well as the Co-Founder and director of the Top of the South Film Festival.
In partnership between Business Trust Marlborough and FocusMarketing.nz