Clean Linen
Clean Linen
Fog
Fog
Taua
Taua

Screened as part of NZIFF 2007

Homegrown: Works on Film 

69 minutes

MIC Toi Rerehiko is delighted to present the finest achievements in local short filmmaking, with films that have made an often tumultuous journey from kernel of inspiration into a 35mm screening print for your viewing pleasure. Perhaps the greatest indicator of a contemporary New Zealand cinematic vision, this selection zones in on our culturally diverse society. With a common tendency for stories of ethnicity to encompass a wider perspective, this year's programme is unified by its ability to tell these stories from a more personal axis. Works on Film taps a rich vein of drama while offering scope for hope, enlightenment and personal discovery.

Run 2007

Director

Producer

Robin Murphy. Fast Feet Productions Limited

Screenplay

Louis Sutherland

Festivals

Cannes 2007 (In Competition), Melbourne 2007, Sydney 2007
15 minutes

Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland are childhood friends who began working together on the satellite TV channel – ONTV. Mark has since formed Sticky Pictures Production Company, garnering critical acclaim for his documentary and television work. His second short film Run is an emotionally charged story of young Samoan siblings who overcome their differences as they stand up to a father who rules by fear.

Taua 2007

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Quinton Hita. Kura Productions
15 minutes

Tearepa Kahi is of Ngāti Paoa descent and started out as an actor in Māori theatre before turning his talents to directing. Taua (War Party) features an impressive 50 ft waka as the focal point for this compelling historical tale that examines a young boy’s compassion amidst the rivalry of Maori tribes at war.

Fog 2007

Director

Producer

Rachel Gardner. Maxim Films

Screenplay

Nick Mayow

Festivals

Cannes 2007 (International Critics’ Week), Melbourne 2007
15 minutes

Peter Salmon is an award-winning director of two shorts Playing Possum and Letters about the Weather. Playing Possum has collected jury awards in Turkey and France. Fog follows a teenage boy desperate to separate himself from his father, seeking freedom to explore his sexuality.

Clean Linen 2006

Director

Producers

Sarina Pearson, Shuchi Kothari

Screenplay

Shuchi Kothari

Festivals

Melbourne 2007
14 minutes

Zia Mandviwalla is the director of several successful shorts, with official selections at the London and Pusan International Film Festivals for Eating Sausage. Clean Linen tells the story of young Raj and his sister Renu, who discover their father’s secret stash of adult videos, the consequence of which could be enough to unravel their family.

The Lethal Innocents 2006

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Michele Driscoll. MF Films No.2
10 minutes

Kirsty Cameron is an Elam fine arts graduate. She has costume designed for several New Zealand feature films, including Rain, Whale Rider and In My Father's Den. This is her third short film to feature at the New Zealand International Film Festival. The Lethal Innocents tells the story of a teenage girl that refuses to conform, forcing her to deal with the harsh consequence of her bullying peers with unexpected results.