Posted Wednesday 08 Aug 2018
A big congratulations to two members whose films shone in the New Zealand International Film Festival 2018: director Robyn Paterson, whose short film Run Rabbit was one of the six shortlisted finalists in the Best New Zealand Short Film award category; and to director Chelsie Preston Crayford, whose film Falling Up won the Madman Entertainment Jury Prize for the Best New Zealand Short Film. The jury said of Preston Crayford's film, "It's days later and we're still thinking about Falling Up, a film that effortlessly unravels not only the exhaustion and heartache and grief of being a recently-separated young mum, but the mundane joy, the unending love, and the moments of quiet triumph. Preston Crayford balances roles as mother, writer, director, and performer in a film that captures a rare emotional complexity. Falling Up had us laughing one moment and close to tears the next. A masterful, stand-out film in this year's line-up."
A still shot from Falling Up