Selecting from a wealth of submissions, MIC Toi Rerehiko presents an eclectic programme of digital shorts by New Zealanders, defying genre, experimenting with technique and storytelling, while evoking otherworldly experiences.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2011
Miriam Harris, senior lecturer, Design and Visual Arts at Unitec Institute of Technology and Deborah Lawler-Dormer at MIC Toi Rerehiko have selected this programme.
Inspired by Hone Tuwhare's poem 'No Ordinary Sun', this film draws on live-action dance, compositing and 3D animation.
The movement of an anonymous figure through remote environments evokes metaphysical journeying.
Pushing the silhouette film – one of the oldest film forms – to new heights of drama and realism, this film uses the latest technologu hile still retaining a handmade charm. Nominated for Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards.
This poetic experimental narrative film negotiates the phenomenon of the ‘Christ Trip’ and associated youthful quest for martyrdom against the backdrop of a contemporary art school. Shot in grainy black and white Super 16mm film and based on Oscar Wilde’s poem in prose from 1894, this film references the classical avant-garde.
A lone astronaut, 200 million kilometres from home, her base destroyed and her oxygen dwindling, begins a perilous trek across the windswept deserts of Mars.
A filmic poem that engages with conventions of the traditional Korean poetic genre, sijo. The result is an enigmatic contemplation on lost identity.
In this captivating journey through an imaginary world, landscapes and architecture tell a story of love and loss.
Baz Luhrmann meets Peter Jackson in this audacious 50s-style comedy-horror-musical extravaganza made in Christchurch and featuring a spectacular musical score performed by the NZSO.