Frames
Frames
Oh Deer
Oh Deer
Sunshine Man
Sunshine Man

Screened as part of NZIFF 2006

Homegrown: Works on Video 

Selected from over 150 submissions, this year's video programme offers an exciting blend of action, animation and comedy with a distinctly offbeat sensibility.

75 minutes

With the availability of high definition camera technology, shooting of digital video is no longer simply the cheap option but often the most artistically preferred. There were over 150 submissions to this year's video programme, which is a testament both to the popularity of the medium and the difficulty of reaching final selection. After four years of strong documentary and dance films, this year's submissions were dominated by drama, which has resulted in two video programmes. Works on Video offers an exciting blend of action, animation and comedy with a distinctly offbeat sensibility.

Sunshine Man 2006

Director, Producer

Screenplay

Jason George. Imagination Films/Origin One Films
5 minutes

Peter Tonks is a Wellington-based location manager. In his first film, Sunshine Man, a desperate salesman finally finds the customer of his dreams.

The Knock 2006

Director

Screenplay

Nick Ward

Producer

Simon Ranginui. Silverscreen
12 minutes

Son of director Geoff Murphy, Miles recently made the move from techinical crew to directing. In his first film, a knock on the door draws a young man into a twisted Freudian nightmare from which there is no escape.

Ninety Percent 2006

Directors, Screenplay

Producer

Camillo Spath. Excalibur/Blondini Films
10 minutes

Adam Luxton and Jeremy Dumble write and direct documentaries, shorts and TV commercials. In Ninety Percent, a diverse cast of characters stumble through their day with appealing nonchalance.

Life After Death 2006

Animation

Guy Capper

Producer

Vicky Pope. POP Films
3 minutes

Life After Death is the third in The Pen series of shorts by Guy Capper and Jemaine Clement. Both stand-uup comedians, they improvise their roles, which Guy later animates. In this episode, Sheepy and Robert get philosophical.

The Customer is Always Trite 2006

Director

Screenplay

Sunil Narshai

Producer

Roseanne Liang
5 minutes

Greydon Little is currently finishing an MA in directing. Here he explores the absurdity of the supermarket checkout counter.

Frames 2006

Director, Producer

Screenplay

Sam Kelly, Chris Gilman
14 minutes

Sam Kelly has been making films since he was 11. He is currently writing his first feature. In Frames, a father and son discover the hard way that you can choose your friends but you're stuck with family.

The Paselode Story 2005

Directors, Screenplay, Animators

8 minutes

The Simmonds brothers live in Paekakariki and specialise in documation – animated documentary using real voices. The Paselode Story is a rock documation.

Oh Deer 2005

Director, Screenplay, Animator

Music

Junjayang
6 minutes

Chungmin Moon is a Korean-born animator and a graduate of Elam Art School. Oh Deer is a gorgeous digital fairytale set to ethereal electronic music.

Reset 2006

Director, Choreographer

Producer

Jacdaniel. Good Company Arts
12 minutes

Renowned choreographer and filmmaker Daniel Belton pushes boundaries and works across art forms. A couple dances their way through a surreal contest in Reset.