Just Kidding, I Actually Love You is a bittersweet romcom short. When a runaway fiancée breaks in to execute an ill-advised romantic gesture, she is confronted with evidence that her ex is happier without her and must backpedal to escape unseen.
Written by Anna Rose Duckworth and Ali Burns
Directed by Anna Rose Duckworth
Produced by Casey Latch and Mikaela Rüegg
Director Liv McClymont
In 2022, Avonside Girls High students took a courageous stand against sexual harassment by commissioning a groundbreaking survey. The results revealed the disturbing prevalence of sexual harm among students, which unfortunately reflects the wider issue of sexual harm across New Zealand. I Stand For Consent follows Liv McClymont's journey back to her former highschool Avonside, where, as a survivor of sexual assault herself, she supports the students' call for consent education in all schools across Aotearoa.
On 3 May we presented the workshop Capital Champions: Cine Queens Speak in Wellington at Park Road Post and with generous support from Wētā FX we are delighted to be able to share this significant workshop with you all.
Get a coffee or glass of wine and sit back to hear from Academy Award winner Philippa Boyens, Dame Gaylene Preston and Dame Miranda Harcourt in conversation with Miranda Manasiadis. This is a workshop for the archives!!
Cheng Beng, written and directed by Hweiling Ow and Peter Haynes, and produced by Morgan Leigh Stewart for the Unreal Engine short film challenge 2022.
A lonely man in the afterlife who constantly receives material goods from his family on Earth must find a way to tell them what he really wants—a dog.
Directed by Anna Duckworth, this Lou'ana Whitney (aka Lou'ana) single is inspired by the 70's disco era. Lost & Found was filmed in the now-closed Khuja Lounge on Auckland's Karangahape Rd.
Directed by Alyx Duncan and produced by Emma Mortimer, Kingmaker is the 4th single from Tami Neilson's album of the same name.
Filmed in Auckland's St James Theatre.
Winner of the 2022 NZ on Air Best Music Video Zoe McIntosh and Frith Armstrong for Better Daze by Hoss.
Singer songwriter Amy Bowie's beautiful upbeat song features in Project Sunrise - Te Whitinga o te Rā, for Songbroker.
With fresh visuals and King Kapisi-produced beats, Cook Islands / Jamaican New Zealand-born artist Teremoana Rapley asks the question to which we all want to know the answer!
Directed by Anna Rose Duckworth, cinematographer Nina Wells, producer Morgan Leigh Stewart.
Lou'ana's stunning retro style music video.
Directed by Ella Hope-Higginson.
A waitress finds herself unable to speak up when put in a harmful situation by a customer in a position of power.
Edited by Kerry Roggio, DOP - Kelly Chen.
Polly likes dogs more than humans. Will her secret be exposed?
Written and directed by Aidee Walker.
When a blossoming friendship threatens to expose a young mother's make-believe world of bumblebees, tigers and wolves, she must find the courage to face her not-so-perfect reality for the sake of her daughter.
Directed by Lauren Porteous.
Loner is a six-part web series that explores friendship, love and loneliness and reminds us that the only way things change is through action. The series won Best Narrative Director at the 2020 NZ Web Fest Awards.
Writer/director April Phillips
In the aftermath of a global pandemic a handful of survivors learn what makes a human being worthy of survival.
A woman walked between the worlds of the living and the dead, searching for her lost children. Vincent Ward's most personal film to date.
The memorable true story of Sylvia Ashton Warner who overcame many obstacles to become an internationally acclaimed teacher and a best selling writer.
After a sell-out Wellington premiere at the International Film Festival, and nomination as a finalist in NZ Film Awards Best Documentary and Best Editing, HOT AIR won the 2013 Bruce Jesson Senior Journalism Award.
Produced by Arani Cuthbert.
When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift - by saving the almighty kumara.
Bayley Broome Peake and Hayley Craig took to the streets (well, the end of their driveway), to see how their neighbours were feeling during New Zealand's first Covid lockdown.
Director Alyx Duncan.
One night an old seaman dreams the ocean into his bed. His sea green sheets become the polluted waters of his worst nightmare. His own mortality is at risk as his household objects begin to suffocate him.
Written and directed by Roseanne Liang.
A resolute surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath after gangsters barge into her theatre, and interrupt an operation on a mysterious patient.
Producer Letisha Tate-Dunning
Millennial MP, Chlöe Swarbrick, challenges the establishment during the most important year of her political career.
Director and writer Briar March.
Three people in a unique Pacific Island community face the first devastating effects of climate change, including a terrifying flood. Will they decide to stay with their island home or move to a new and unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind forever?
On November 13th 1990, in the small New Zealand seaside town of Aramoana, local man David Gray took a high-powered automatic weapon and shot dead 13 people. It remains the worst mass murder in New Zealand history.
On a vast sheep station a reckless genetic engineering experiment goes horribly wrong, turning sheep into blood-thirsty killers.
Brother Number One follows Rob Hamill to Cambodia seeking justice for his brother, murdered by the Khmer Rouge regime in 1978.
THE MOON IS UPSIDE DOWN is written and directed by Loren Taylor, produced by Philippa Campbell and Georgina Conder and distributed in New Zealand and Australia by Vendetta Films.