Long Distance Information
Long Distance Information
Lambs
Lambs
Night Shift
Night Shift

Screened as part of NZIFF 2012

Shorts with Features 

In English
291 minutes

From the shorts submitted by New Zealand filmmakers this year, these had the good fortune to find what we felt would be suitable companions on the feature programme. Six international shorts also accompany features.

Abiogenesis 2011

Director

4 minutes

A strange machine lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. Screening with Sound of My Voice.

Ato-Miss 2012

Director

21 minutes

Our robot friend Ato-Mick returns to save the world from losing all its colour and introduces a new playmate: Ato-Miss. Screening with Grandma Lo-fi.

Bear 2011

Director

11 minutes

Jack means well, but sometimes good intentions can have unintended consequences. Screening with Sightseers.

Do You Really Love Me? 2011

Director

France / New Zealand / UK
11 minutes

How many ways can you say ‘I love you’? Find out with this romantic multilingual documentary. Screening with Bonsái.

Hitch Hike 2012

Director

12 minutes

A hitchhiking teenager determined to find his birth mother finds solace from an unexpected source. Screening with Killer Joe in Auckland and Wellington.

INHALE | EXHALE 2012

Director

5 minutes

Haiku video work developed from two video art exhibitions by Vincent Ward, INHALE and EXHALE, in two Auckland art galleries. Screening with The Wall.

Lambs 2012

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Tom Hern

Festivals

Berlin 2012
15 minutes

Lambs is brought to you as one of the six finalist short films in this year's New Zealand's Best competiton.

Jimmy faces a tough decision – stay home to protect his younger siblings, or escape to a new life. Screening with Monsieur Lazhar (No Bridgeway screening).

Long Distance Information 2011

Director

UK In English
8 minutes

From a lonely London flat Alex decides to make a Christmas Day phone call to his parents in Scotland. Screening with Dreams of a Life.

Night Shift 2012

Director, Screenplay

Producers

Chelsea Winstanley
,
Matt Noonan

Festivals

Cannes (In Competition) 2012
14 minutes

An airport cleaner has reason to keep to herself. I love this story – it feels so real and packs a real wallop.

Shakuhachi 2012

Director

14 minutes

A poetic documentary about a blind man whose craft transcends his perceived disabilities. Screening with Planet of Snail.

SNAP 2012

Director

6 minutes

This animation introduces a brood of underwater beasties, including the put-upon runt of the litter: Snap. Screening with A Monster in Paris.

Street Vendor Cinema 2011

Cine camelô

Director

16 minutes

On the bustling streets of Sao Paulo you can become the star of your own movie. Screening with Songs.

Suni Man 2012

Director

19 minutes

A young Samoan man must choose between his family and the delinquent influence of his cousin. Screening with My Brother the Devil.

Surveillant 2011

Director

Canada In English
17 minutes

A teenager takes a job as a warden in a city park, but soon finds himself out of his depth. Screening with The Lifeguard.

Swansong 2012

Director

16 minutes

A wayward mother takes her eight-year-old daughter to meet her grandmother for the first time, but when they arrive nobody is home. Screening with Back to Stay in Wellington.

Two Princes 2012

Director

15 minutes

Following the death of a beloved wife and mother, a father struggles to connect with his preoccupied sons. Screening with In My Mother’s Arms.

Wild Lilly 2011

Uitgekraakt

Director

16 minutes

Nine-year-old Lily has to leave the wooded squatters’ camp she calls home and move into a terraced house with her family. Screening with Nana in Auckland.