Homegrown: Quirky Stories
Empty Swan Song
NZ 2010. Director/Producer/Screenplay: Jack Woon. 5 mins
Cultures and musical genres collide, collapse and rebuild as a young classical pianist ‘converts' the audience at a teenage talent quest.
Rock Paper Scissors
NZ 2010. Director/Producer/Screenplay/Animation: Mardo El-Noor. 9 mins
Mardo El-Noor is back after 2009's In the Name of Art. In Rock Paper Scissors the protagonists debate nature, nurture and conspiracy in surreal dimension.
NZ 2009. Director/Producer: Jodie Stack Screenplay: Jeremy Herbert. 12 mins
The legendary Antarctic expedition of Robert Falcon Scott told from the point of view of a banana. Look out for the Fruitopian Separatist Movement!
Tentacles of Dimensions
NZ/USA 2009. Director: Nandita Kumar. 14 mins
The story of a brain that departs from its programming to purely indulge the senses. A trippy, animated journey.
The Witch & the Woodsman
NZ 2010. Director: Daniel Story Producers: Daniel Story, Sam Kelly. 15 mins
A girl is rescued from an evil tree by a passing woodsman, angering the wicked witch. A classic fairy tale - Kiwi style.
NZ 2010. Director/Producer: Steven Chow Screenplay: Renee Liang. 10 mins
A woman returning from an overseas volunteer posting takes the ferry home to her mother. A bittersweet tale of love, family and global warming.
Eat Your Cake; I'm a Vietnamese Refugee
NZ 2010. Director/Producer: Sally Tran. 10 mins
Based on the true story of Mitchell Pham, this stop-frame animation moves from a Vietnamese prison camp to a new home in New Zealand.
Nell the Narcoleptic
NZ 2010. Directors/Producers: Belle Barber, Linden Kirkby. 2 mins
A morning in the life of Nell, an ordinary girl who nods off at extraordinary times. Driving and narcolepsy do mix... in this 3D animation.
Michael and His Dragon
NZ/USA 2010. Director/Producer: Briar March. 6 mins
A sobering insight into post-traumatic stress disorder from the perspective of Michael Ergo, an Iraq War veteran. Black and white documentary.