- December 18, 2020
YOU and Me took four and a half years to shoot with over 50 interviews and 500 hours of footage across two continents. It is truly an inspiring story following the extraordinary true story of Barney Miller, an active, life loving guy who became a quadriplegic 17 years ago as an emerging Pro Surfer when the car he was a passenger in got driven into a tree at over 120kms an hour. Told by doctors he would never breathe independently or be able to use his right arm or legs again, Barney has defied all medical assessments through grit, self-belief, hard work and sheer guts. When Barney meets and falls in love with Kate, a girl with her own dreams of being a singer but her own demons in her past that she needs to face, he makes it his mission to only ask Kate to marry him when he can kneel down to propose, stand at the altar and dance at their wedding together.
NSPR had a five-hour window of access to Barney and Kate prior to their New Zealand film premiere, utilising the time to ensure maximum coverage and reach for the diverse audience this love story appealed to, with its human struggle and sporting crossover.