Shanks' film screens at Venice

Posted Tuesday 15 Sep 2020

Workshop 2

Congratulations to producer Olivia Shanks whose short Workshop was selected for this year's Venice Film Festival. Made in collaboration with Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School and directed by Toi Whakaari graduate Judah Finnigan, the film is up against 11 others in the festival's acclaimed Orizzonti short film section.

The absurdist comedy tells the story of seven young adults who arrive at a rundown conference facility to learn how to stand up to their parents. They undergo a series of increasingly bizarre exercises designed to empower them, but when their instructor pushes her teaching a step too far, the group are forced to put their new-found liberation to the test.

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