Short to screen at Sundance

Posted Monday 18 Dec 2023

Short to screen at Sundance

A massive congratulations to the entire team of Lea Tupu’anga/Mother Tongue, directed by Vea Mafile’o, written by Luciane Buchanan, produced by Alex Lovell and Eldon Booth, for their selection into Sundance Film Festival 2024! The film will screen in competition in the International Fiction Short Film programme of the festival between January 18-28 in Park City and Salt Lake City. We wish you all the very best!

The film tells the story of a young Tongan speech therapist who fabricates her Tongan language proficiency to secure a job. Out of her depth, she must find a way to communicate with her patient or risk their life.

Production Designer: Emily Mafile'o

First AD: Ana Corbett

Costume Designer: Frankie Lolohea

Makeup Artist: Georgia Head

Editors: Lisa Greenfield & Anastasia Doniants

Cinematographer: María Inés Manchego