Dare to dream

Dare to Dream

Stories of Kiwi ambition
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Documentary series

Dare to Dream. A six episode documentary television series featuring ordinary Kiwis doing extraordinary things. Each episode follows an AMP Scholarship recipient as they turn their dream into reality.

The show aired on TV ONE and all episodes are now available OnDemand.

Episode Six - Amelia Berry

Born and raised in Wellington, Amelia Berry has her sights set on an international opera career. She aims to sing on the stages of the world and for the last five years has been living in New York, juggling auditions and singing lessons with working life.

Amelia's hard work is already paying off and she is starting to get noticed. Join her on her journey as she negotiates her way around New York.

Episode Five - Scott Sambell

40-year-old Scott runs Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island. He’s so passionate about protecting the native wildlife on the island that he developed a wifi-driven predator alert system. The device has since won a World Wildlife Foundation Conservation Innovation Award. Scott’s aim is to see his remarkable device used within every pest control area in New Zealand, saving thousands of dollars as well as the lives of some of the country’s most precious wildlife. This invention could see the end to helicopter 1080 drops.

You’re going to fall in love with Scott, his rat-tracking terrier Milly and his incredible drive and vision!

 

Episode Four - Frances Lloyd

Who knew that a 15-year-old from Tauranga is the current World Junior Taekwondo Champion? That’s Frances’ claim to fame. Starting at age five, her world-leading status has taken her 10 years of hard work and A LOT of practice and discipline. And she does it all with the biggest smile you’ve ever seen. This girl is so full of personality and life!

Her target is to defend her title at the Oceania Champs and then at the 2016 Taekwondo World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. We’re going with her for the ride.  

Episode Three - Jasmine Jenke

Jasmine’s life sounds like its been pulled out of a movie script. Last year, in her first year as teacher in one of South Auckland’s toughest High Schools, her world was rocked after of one of her students committed suicide.

Standing in the lounge of the dead student’s family, looking into the open casket, Jasmine was hit by just how hard life was for so many of South Auckland’s youth and their whanau.

At that moment, Jasmine decided to do something that would give South Aucklanders hope, passion and reasons to live. That something turned into Humans of South Auckland, a social media movement and now a book.

Episode Two - Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson

20-year-old Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson is nothing short of phenomenal. He started dancing at the age of four and received a scholarship to attend a prestigious Arts Academy in Michigan when he was just 14. Then in 2014 at the age of just 17, Joshua became one of only 24 dancers selected to study at the famous Juilliard School of Dance in New York.

Take a look at him dancing in this trailer from the TV Show which airs on Sunday 4 September.

 

Episode One - Byron Raubenheimer

Byron’s philosophy is simple: push yourself hard and you’ll get the results you want. And he’s definitely seen results. He’s represented New Zealand in snowboarding and now he’s trying his hand as a high performance cyclist. In just 17 months he’s had eight podium finishes.

But what makes this 25 year-old Aucklander just that bit more awesome is that he’s doing it all with just one leg!

Take a sneak peek at his journey in this trailer from the TV Show which aired on Sunday 28 August.

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