Ebony Society
Ebony Society
Blue
Blue
Bird
Bird

Screened as part of NZIFF 2011

Homegrown: Works on Film 

MIC Toi Rerehiko presents New Zealand’s finest new short films, all selected for key international festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Tribeca, Melbourne, SXSW and the Puchon International Fantastic Film.

75 minutes

MIC Toi Rerehiko presents the 2011 Homegrown programme of New Zealand's finest new short films. This selection includes six original films funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. In 2011 these short films have been selected for key international film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Tribeca, Stuttgart, Melbourne, SXSW and the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. All of this year's selection show exceptional cinematography that transports viewers into a world that can be scary or a little bit fantastical, but the journey is always an emotional one.

Blue 2011

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Tara Riddell

Festivals

Cannes (Critics' Week) 2011
14 minutes

A has-been children's-TV-show alien grapples with the reality that he has been forgotten.

Ebony Society 2011

Director, Screenplay

Producers

Ainsley Gardiner
,
Chelsea Winstanley

Festivals

Sundance, Berlin 2011
13 minutes

Mischievous youths Vinnie and Jonah celebrate Christmas by stealing, but an unexpected encounter tests their friendship and motives.

Eeling 2011

Director

Producer

Maile Daugherty

Screenplay

Frances Edmond
11 minutes

Discontented and lonely, a rural woman becomes seduced into the mysterious world of eels. Eeling's unique visual style creates a fanciful setting and accentuates the peculiar storyline.

Bird 2011

Directors, Screenplay

Producers

Rachel Gardner
,
Anna Geddes

Screenplay

Gregory King
15 minutes

A film about an ageing hippy enthusiastically anticipating death; the only thing in his way is his daughter.

Meathead 2011

Director, Screenplay

Producers

Desray Armstrong
,
Chelsea Winstanley

Festivals

Cannes (In Competition) 2011
11 minutes

A film about a young man's first day at work in a meat factory. Fitting in isn't his biggest concern – it's surviving.

Preferably Blue 2011

Director

Producer

Glen Real

Screenplay

Wayne Ching
11 minutes

Fuelled by ego, jealousy, vodka and antidepressants, Easter Bunny hatches a plan that will see the ‘holiday spotlight’ shift from his old foe Santa.