Posted Wednesday 18 Aug 2021
We're thrilled to hear that Rebecca Tansley's short film The Finding has been selected for the DC Shorts International Film Festival in Washington DC next month.
The Finding follows a teenager’s efforts to reconnect with her estranged father and the dark secret in their past they are forced to confront. It stars the wonderful Matthew Sunderland and Dunedin-based newcomer Ruby Walton. It was shot it on 16mm film in Central Otago and Dunedin in between the 2020 lockdowns.
It's Rebecca's second short film as writer/director/producer, and follows her two feature documentaries Crossing Rachmaninoff and The Heart Dances and her recent film of a live opera, Semele. She is now just beginning work on a film of another live opera, Orpheus.
DC Shorts is the largest short film festival on the East Coast of the US – this year it selected 95 films from about 900 submissions.