I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed film having been a supporter of the Crew from the outset and, dare I say, there might be a small role in the film for me. The film crew spent an evening at my house filming a poker night with friends that included Crew member Dianne Bartlett. They also filmed the fundraiser at MORRA Hall where I acted as auctioneer and, because I was at most of their public performances and several rehearsals, there might be a glimpse of me there. However, the camera team followed the Crew for a year and shot over a hundred hours of film which has had to be cut to make the final ninety minute doco so I guess it's unlikely.
After all this is a film celebrating positive ageing and shows what can be achieved when a visionary like Billie Jordan takes a group of enthusiastic over 65s literally off the street, as you'll see in the film I hope, on a small island near Auckland New Zealand and turns them into a world wide dance sensation. As publicity for Waiheke nothing could come near the impact this film will have. Long may we celebrate the contribution our silver citizens make to our economy and demonstrate that life is for living no matter how old you are.