Homegrown I (2003)
Country: New Zealand
Running time: 71 mins
Presented by the
MOVING IMAGE CENTRE
Turangawaewae (A Place to Stand)
Director: Peter Burger
Screenplay: Wiremu Grace
Producer: Catherine Fitzgerald. Blueskin Films Ltd, in association with Oktobor and the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
When one soldier dies, another takes his place. Wi Kuki Kaa delivers a poignant performance as a homeless man, confronting his memories of the Vietnam War.
Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival 2003
Director/Screenplay: Patrick Gillies Producer: Melissa Dobbs. Environmentally Hazardous Films Ltd, in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
It’s wet and wild on a windy road one night, when a grave lapse in concentration triggers a plunge into the abyss… and at last, there’s time for a moment’s thought. Montreal, London Film Festivals 2002; Sydney Film Festival 2003.
Director: Paolo Rotondo
Screenplay: Neil Campbell, Paolo Rotondo Producer: Linda Keown in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
A man, a boy, a Bedford van and a forgotten debt that leads them across the harbour to unearth a chilling secret. A stunning evocation of late 70s Northland.
Director/Writer/Producer: Barry Prescott
Hot Off the Prescott Productions, in association with the Screen Innovation Production Fund of Creative New Zealand and the New Zealand Film Commission.
In the nightclubs and bars of the not-too-distant future, genetically engineered super-bouncers keep the ‘trash’ out and the ‘class’ in. Quirky claymation comedy.
From Where I’m Standing
Director/Screenplay: Annalise Patterson Producer: Keith Hill. Loose Unit, in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
Tensions are rising on a wet afternoon, when a family of geese emerge in the neighbours yard. But what’s delightful for some is dinner for others.
Directors/Producers: Sean Kerr, Kim Fogelberg.
Minimalist dot patterns tease the eye in a crisp collision of sound and image. The first 35mm work from prolific media artists Kerr and Fogelberg.
Director/Screenplay: Adam Stevens
Producer: Mark Foster. Robber’s Dog Films, in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
The biggest ‘fish story’ of them all. The sailors’ dream catch turns out to pack a potent stink. From the director of the fabulous Beautiful (Homegrown 2001).
In Competition, Berlin Film Festival 2003
13 Days Out
Director: Rangitawaea Tiwai Reedy Screenplay: Jon Coutts Producer: Hineani Melbourne. Te Haeata Productions Ltd, in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
Mad Max meets Utu in this post-apocalyptic revenge tale. On the 13th day, an ancient treaty is violated – with deadly consequences. Daring in subject matter and executed with flair.