3 Hours
3 Hours
Hauraki
Hauraki
Monifa
Monifa

Screened as part of NZIFF 2011

Homegrown: Drama 

From the haunting brutality of war and domestic violence to the depths of romantic and familial relationships, a smorgasbord of works from Aotearoa’s finest up-and-coming filmmakers selected and presented by MIC Toi Rerehiko.

83 minutes

This year’s crop of short digital dramas has screened in a number of international film festivals, showing the depth of local talent. There’s something for everyone in this collection of works from up-and-coming filmmakers.

3 Hours 2010

Director

Producers

Regan Hall
,
Toby Stone
,
Issa Sawaqed
Jordan / New Zealand / UK
14 minutes

Based on a true story, with an entire cast of Iraqi refugees, this film explores one day in Baghdad when militants kill a young boy and his brother sets out for revenge.

Monifa 2011

Director

Producers

Anna Stuart
,
Leela Menon
14 minutes

A young African refugee struggles to adapt to her new life with adopted parents.

Hauraki 2011

Director

Producers

Stephen Lovatt
,
Angela Thomas

Festivals

Tribeca 2011
10 minutes

A young girl goes on a trip to the country and innocently provokes and angry confrontation between her mother and a farmer's wife. It takes the innate honesty of a child to see both sides.

Elaine Rides Again 2011

Director

Producers

Michelle Savill
,
Gaylene Preston
15 minutes

Elaine wants to spend more time with her teenage daughter and will do just about anything to ensure this happens.

With My Little Eye 2010

Producer

Tamasin Simpkin
15 minutes

Charlie goes on a weekend away and has to decide how she will face the unexpected. Instead of losing hope, Charlie finds that sometimes you have to hit the bottom to make you realise which way is up.

Darryn Exists 2010

Director, Screenplay

Producers

Bonnie Slater
,
Kelly Kilgour
15 minutes

Penelope, an unpublished romance writer, goes on a quest to write her own tale about love. Will she find love before it's too late, especially when she doesn't know what love looks like?