Northland School Newsletter : Student News
Brief interview with The New Tomorrow's Nick Fenton (Sky).
15 June 2005
On Sunday, I interviewed one of our students who is away at Cloud 9 Studios in Lower Hutt filming a children's television series called “The New Tomorrow”.
He is very busy at the moment, and usually wakes up at about 6:30am and gets picked up around 8:00-8:30. Before filming each scene, they [the characters] have to rehearse each scene three times, and the time it takes will depend on how long each scene is. The filming for each scene takes about half an hour to an hour, and the number of shots used depends on how many characters are in the scene. Nick learns his lines very easily, and spends time at home going through them with his mum or dad, the day before he films them. His character’s name is Sky, and he is the main character in the series. His make-up is quite cool, but it hurts a lot at the start, even though the pain goes away later on. When he is not required on set, he is doing school work with a tutor in a caravan that’s been turned into a school room. He comes home each day at no earlier than 5:00, but usually around 6:30pm.
However, he is not out there every day. Some days he will be back at school the whole day, some days he will leave around lunch time. He will be back at school permanently around about the start of September. He is really enjoying this experience and it’s a good opportunity for him to show his talent in movie production, and who knows where he might end up? Look out Peter Jackson!
By Patrick Hayes
Student Council Correspondent