Winner of RAFFA -Best connection with Whaingaroa- Raglan Film Festival
A plot summary of my last year in Raglan.
A small town situated on the West Coast of the North Island in New Zealand.
Arriving on 2015 without knowing anything about it I started recording spontaneous scenes. Sometimes using my smartphone too.
I used to edit in the van I was living in.
Me and my partner Max, continued on route, when, after 6 months, we decided that Raglan , originally named Whaingaroa, would be our hometown.
But to be close to that community we needed to know as much as we could about it.
Raglan is not only a surf spot. Raglan is a paradise . Its soul and community is what makes it so special.
It isn't always easy to be accepted, as it happens in many other places around the world; it has been built with the effort of generations of people that put much love into it.
This film is to document my last year in Whaingaroa.
A tiny piece of a place with a big soul.
Hope you enjoy it :)
Filmed and edited by Sara Guix
Aerial footage by Sean Oliver
Graphic design by Giulia Bartolucci
A lovely community
and Love, lots of Love