Eat Your Cake; I'm a Refugee
Eat Your Cake; I'm a Refugee
Tentacles of Dimension
Tentacles of Dimension
Fruitless Journey
Fruitless Journey

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Homegrown: Quirky Stories 

A spicy mix of funny and imaginative stories that span animation, documentary and experimental genres. Short films by up-and-coming New Zealand filmmakers, selected from an overwhelming number of entries nationwide by a panel of industry experts.

In English
83 minutes

A spicy mix of funny and imaginative stories that span animation, documentary and experimental genres.

Empty Swan Song 2010

Director, Producer, Screenplay

5 minutes

Cultures and musical genres collide, collapse and rebuild as a young classical pianist ‘converts' the audience at a teenage talent quest.

Rock Paper Scissors 2010

Director, Producer, Screenplay, Animation

9 minutes

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.

Fruitless Journey 2009

Director, Producer

12 minutes

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 2009

Director

New Zealand / USA In English
14 minutes

The story of a brain that departs from its programming to purely indulge the senses. A trippy, animated journey.

The Witch & the Woodsman 2010

Director

15 minutes

A girl is rescued from an evil tree by a passing woodsman, angering the wicked witch. A classic fairy tale - Kiwi style.

Tide 2010

Director, Producer

10 minutes

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 2010

Director, Producer

10 minutes

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 2010

Directors, Producers

2 minutes

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 2010

Director, Producer

New Zealand / USA In English
6 minutes

A sobering insight into post-traumatic stress disorder from the perspective of Michael Ergo, an Iraq War veteran. Black and white documentary.