Dimi Nakov

Dimi Nakov

Fundraiser for Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

“This is Max, my talented and likable brother-in-law who fought a long battle with mental illness before taking his own life back in 1995. He is the reason that I am taking on CoastPathRun and he will be very much on my mind throughout. If the pain that Tom and I suffer over the course of our 1,014 km long run can help prevent even one more tragedy such as Max’s then it will have all been worthwhile. If you can please support our efforts by making a donation to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand via my fundraising page
Mal Law, 2012
EVEREST IN A DAY
Over a 24-hour period (21 April) ultra-distance trail runner Mal Law scaled North Head, a prominent and historic Auckland landmark, from sea level no less than 148 times – the equivalent of climbing and descending Mt. Everest from sea level in a single day.  That’s 8,880m of climbing and 8,880m of descending. The same as climbing up and down about 45,000 steps – only more difficult as it’s mostly rough, steep trails that Mal will be using!
Why?  Mal did this as part of his rigorous training regime for the CoastPathRun in the UK during June.
Mal hopes that EVEREST IN A DAY will catch the attention of the New Zealand public, making them aware of CoastPathRun and its goal of raising funds for mental health charities in both the UK and New Zealand.
COASTPATHRUN
CoastPathRun is a 1,014 km running odyssey with Englishman Tom Bland over the full length of the UK’s longest trail – the South West Coast Path – that will see the duo climb the equivalent of 4 Mt. Everests over just 2 weeks, so they both need to be very hill fit!
How can you help?  The views from the of the top of North Head were brilliant (apparently)!   Even if you didn’t manage to make it in person and run up it a few times with Mal, please help spread the word about this fantastic endeavour, and consider making an online donation via Mal’s fundraising site http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/MalcolmLaw/
EVERY CENT DONATED GOES DIRECTLY TO THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION NZ

Attending the Cannes Short Film Corner is a huge deal for the BlindSide team.  It means a lot for us to be part of this amazing collection of short films.  It’s great opportunity for our director Dimi Nakov to be able to network and further promote BlindSide.  Thanks to the fundraiser on IndieGoGo, created by Kay Rayner and Phil Greeves and curated by Jonathon Rayner-Burt, the BlindSide Team can secure some of the funds necessary to cover airfare, accommodation and food for Dimi whilst attending Cannes.

If you have few minutes please share the video and the fundraiser link.  Even doing this small thing for us is a great help.

INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISER LINK: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/86426?c=home&a=38035

And the BlindSide picture has been given a gold upgrade…

INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISER LINK: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/86426?c=home&a=38035

We are pleased to announce that BlindSide has been accepted to the Cannes Short Film Corner 2012, as part of the 65th Festival de Cannes 2012. The Cannes Short Film Corner is an area where accredited guests, film buyers, film festival programmers, producers and sales agents come to watch the selected short films in the digital film library. We are very honoured to be part of this collection.

Help us get the Director and Producer, Dimi Nakov, to Cannes to attend the festival so he can promote BlindSide and Zodiac Entertainment’s other projects: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/86426?a=38035

Short Narrative Documentary/Drama

Shot and Directed by Dimi Nakov

In December 2009, New Zealander Mal Law made history by becoming the first person ever to run NZ’s 7 mainland Great Walks in just 7 days — a total distance of 360 kms in the longest week of his life.

FOR ALAN Entered “Your Film Festival” 2012

Festival YouTube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/yourfilmfestival?ob=0&feature=results_main

FOR ALAN – IMDb Page
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677535/

“For Alan” was amongst the Official Selection,Screened and Nominated for Best Documentary at The British Independent Film Festival 2011.
http://www.thefilmfestivalguild.com/#/biff-7th-may-screenings/4549850097

Official Selection and Finalist at Wanaka Mountain Film Festival 2010

Official Selection and Screened at Heart of Gold International Film Festival 2011
http://www.heartofgold.com.au/2011-program/?view=64%2CForAlan

7 in 7 Challenge Website:
http://www.7in7.org.nz/

It was an adventure to honor the memory of his brother Alan, who died as a teenager from leukemia. In completing the 7in7 Mal raised more than $85,000 for the Leukemia & Blood Foundation of NZ and so helped make a huge difference to people suffering from this cruel illness.

Mal Law’s Quote:

“I suspect that the experience of losing my ‘big bro’ when I was just 9 years old has had quite an impact on my life. It’s difficult to imagine that it hasn’t shaped the person I am today — for better or worse — in some way or other. Perhaps this is what gives me the fight to take on big challenges? Who knows?”

“No matter. Alan, this one is for you bro’

The film was shot in december 2009 and completed in post in May 2010.