Quarters (image 1)

This quartet of short films were made by students in their last year of Design at Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School.

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Quarters 2010

Directed by Jessica Sanderson(Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga & Te Āti Awa), Rowan Pierce, Ian Hammond, Richard Larsen

A collection of abstract, dream-like short films that capture diversity in Kiwi experience and challenge familiar concepts of national identity.

40 minutes

Photography

Matt Henley
,
Laura Honey
,
Richard Larsen
,
Rowan Pierce

Sound

Computer Blu
,
George Duncan
,
Richard Larsen
,
Rowan Pierce

Music

Hamish Lang
,
Seth Frightening

With

Aroha White
,
Steve Tohu Carter
,
Thomas Alfred Bradley
,
Beverley Cowdrey
,
Kate Hammond
,
Ted Northcott
,
Murray Robinson
,
Quintin Johnson

World Premiere

City Gallery, 22 July 2010

A compendium of abstract, dream-like short films that capture diversity in Kiwi experience and challenge familiar concepts of national identity, Quarters is a four-part collaboration amongst four directors who all come from a background of live performance design as students at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School. Jessica Sanderson’s Our House reanimates the latent memories of a family home that is being left for the last time. Rowan Pierce’s Bethankit focuses on the traditions and rituals of Scottish culture: through distance and time these practices take on arcane, even surreal, qualities. The Depth of Place by Ian Hammond unearths faintly grasped images of childhood, while memories of a distant past become tangible in Richard Larsen’s On the Shore of a Frozen Sea. Also screening on this programme is Alyx Duncan’s Appetite, which reimagines the mythic creation of New Zealand in a bustling sushi bar. — MM