As some of you will know, I decided to take the great leap and throw muka kids into the running for a national project. The project is based around crowdfunding, but more than this, really I don’t even know! Hopefully by this Friday things will be clearer on how muka kids has fared.
In the meantime I have been jumping through a lot of hoops. Most of which I was pretty prepared for. Background on the project, where muka kids came from, what we want to achieve in the short & long term. It has been a great way for me to really focus on what muka is all about, and confirm how important muka kids is to me as a beacon for sustainable business development.
What I was less sorted for was the media stuff I need to prepare. Oh and the video (on to that in a minute). So publicity shots, not my happy place I must say. I realized that we are bombarded with so many pictures of perfection, beauty, stylised perfection (people and the world around us), that seeing ourselves in hard copy, with all our “original and intact’ features can be confronting. I have challenged myself to just let that go and hope a twinkle in the eye and a woman on a mission is all that matters to others too.
Now the video. Well this is 2 minute film all about muka kids, where it came from, where it is going. I decided that making a film about a kids clothing company without kids in it would be a little odd. First practice with my own was a total disaster. The oldest threw a huge tantrum because the sign she was holding was only written in black pen and not rainbow colours (!!!!), the small one just wanted to stand on a chair and draw on the camera lens. It all ended in tears (mainly mine) WHAT WAS I THINKING? Anyway the show MUST go on, so the real filming will take place Sunday morning. I do need a few more slightly older kids who can follow basic instructions and hold up a sign to camera (frankly I think the small ones will create total carnage!). So if you are Wellington based and have a spare 30mins on Sunday morning, do let me know (infoatmukakids.com), I would love to have your help and just say hi.
well now back to to the prep….