Screened as part of NZIFF 2001

Homegrown One 

94 minutes

The New Zealand Film Festival invited the Moving Image Centre to make a selection of the year’s best New Zealand shorts. The MIC Programme provides the only chance at the Festival to see these films. The 2001 programmes were supported by Creative New Zealand and bFM and selected for the MIC by Deborah Lawler-Dormer, Helen Martin and Christl Harvy.

Like an Angel 2000

Director, Producer

9 minutes

He’s haunted by demon thoughts, and he could be losing it. Or is the woman with the gun just what she seems to be? ‘We've all got an angel inside, waiting to devour us.’ A cool tone poem, with deft digital gymnastics and a soundtrack to die for.

Home Kill 2000

Director

Producers

Andrew Bancroft
,
Nik Beachman

Screenplay

Steve Springett
15 minutes

Gothic shocker with a foetal twist. Down on the farm the rural idyll turns sour when the hired hand gets ideas above his station. ‘Some of them just aren’t meant to make it.’

Junk 2001

Director

Producer

Keith Hill
12 minutes

Out on the bleak suburban fringes live the abandoned ones – a forgotten old woman, a bunch of wild kids. Shot with fly-on-the-wall detachment and paced to give the viewer room to move, Junk asks us to ask ourselves, ‘What if they meet?’

Beautiful... 2001

Director

Producer

Mark Foster

Screenplay

Jason Hoyte
,
Jonathan Hough
12 minutes

Mateship… Godzone… men alone… When Barry and Kev go fishing the myths look set for an outing… until Kev rocks the boat. Those beer ads will never look the same again. Beautiful…

She's Racing 2000

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Nik Beachman
8 minutes

A cold, blue night… a deserted country road… a young woman waking in a crashed car with a bump on her head. Down the bank she finds more than she’s bargained for… and there’s a grisly footnote. Chilling.

The French Doors 2001

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Liz Garneau
12 minutes

A second-hand set of french doors – Light isn’t all they let in…

Still Life 2001

Director

Producer

Anna Rasmussen
11 minutes

An old man nurses his beloved, dying wife. Their adult children phone home, remote and disengaged. From moment to moment the silent question hangs in the air – What is love?

A New Way Home 2001

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Karl Zohrab
15 minutes

An estranged father’s last-ditch shot at claiming his daughter is wild, inventive and laced with pathos. There’s a lightness of touch in the storytelling and a painterly aspect to the images that make this a film to remember.