Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika Shorts

Posted Sunday 02 Jul 2017

This short is from the same creative team behind I'm Going to Mum's (including producer Jeremy Macey), and received funding through the Fresh Shorts 2013 programme. It's one of seven M?ori and Pasifika short films in this programme, presented in English, M?ori, NZ Sign Language and Tongan.


2017, 16 minutes
Director/screenplay: Lauren Jackson
Producers: Jeremy Macey, Andrew Cochrane
A young woman with a shameful secret hides out from friends and family in a massive tree. 
A lonely tree in a crowded city becomes the symbol for a young Tongan woman's personal journey, and a family that loves her no matter what. - Leo Koziol, co-curator.


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Shorts with features

Posted Sunday 02 Jul 2017

Yet another reason to get to your screening on time - nine members have been involved in shorts screening before features (names and roles in bold).


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Have you tried, maybe, not worrying? (above)
2017, 15 minutes, World Premiere
Director/writer: Rachel Ross
Producer: Hamish Mortland
A young woman's life is riven by a crippling anxiety disorder. Screening with To Stay Alive: A Method.

2017, 7 minutes, World Premiere
Directors: Craig Gainsborough, Luke Thornborough
Co-producer: Kat Glass
The lives of June and her pet dog Lucas change forever. Screening with Kedi.


We All Need Love (above)
2017, 9 minutes, World Premiere
Director: Brendan Donovan
Producer: Leela Menon
A solo mum working as a cam girl makes an unwanted connection. Screening with Kiki, Love to love.

The World in Your Window
2016, 15 minutes
Festivals: Tribeca 2017, Short Shorts Tokyo 2017
Director/writer: Zoe McIntosh
Producer: Hamish Mortland
Executive producer: Michelle Turner
Eight-year-old Jesse strikes up an unusual friendship. Screening with My Life as a Courgette.

EXTRA: Last month, The World In Your Window won the Official Competition (International) at Tokyo's Short Shorts Film Festival.


Thanks to the good folk at Loading Docs 2017 (including executive producer Julia Parnell and project manager Nia Phipps), there are also four Loading Docs world premieres in this year's festival... including:

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The Coffin Club (above)
2017, 4 minutes, World Premiere
Director: Briar March
Producer: Kim Harrop
A musical documentary about the celebration of life and death. Screening with Hotel Salvation.