Joseph Gets Dressed
Joseph Gets Dressed
The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul
The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul
Oh Lucy!
Oh Lucy!

Screened as part of NZIFF 2015

Shorts With Features 

In English
303 minutes

The following shorts preceded features in the 2015 NZIFF.

Becoming Anita Ekberg 2014

Director

Festivals

Rotterdam 2015
France / USA In English
18 minutes

Follow the evolution of Swedish actress Anita Ekberg from 50s Hollywood sex symbol to Euro sex goddess immortalised in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Screening with Listen to Me Marlon.

The Chicken 2014

Director

Festivals

Cannes (Critics’ Week) 2014
,
Sundance 2015
15 minutes

A six-year-old girl gets a chicken for her birthday but isn’t too keen for it to end up in the pot. Screening with Lamb.

Ernie Biscuit 2015

Director

21 minutes

The ‘clayography’ of a deaf Parisian taxidermist whose world is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep. Screening with Wrinkles.

The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul 2014

Director

Festivals

Sundance 2015
7 minutes

Girls from across war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of the gold medal-winning figure skater whose tears of joy once united their troubled country. Screening with The Russian Woodpecker.

Fantasy Cave 2015

Director

3 minutes

A group of cave dwellers beaver away night and day to create an immersive fantasyland, but is it really for the children? Loading Docs short screening with The Brand New Testament.

Food for Thought 2015

Director

14 minutes

After the sudden death of her elderly father, a middle-aged daughter uncovers some incriminating evidence in her mother’s freezer. Screening with Latin Lover.

Joseph Gets Dressed 2015

24 minutes

Kiwi kinetic artist Joseph Herscher gears up for his first US show where he transforms everyday objects into an intricate Rube Goldberg-style machine that will dress him from head to toe. Screening with Very Semi-Serious.

The Lawnmower Bandit 2014

Director

11 minutes

Paul used to steal lawnmowers for a living but when his father died, he promised himself a better life. Screening with Rams.

Les Blank on Photography 2015

Director

Elsewhere

USA In English
10 minutes

In an excerpt from a forthcoming feature about his father, Harrod Blank introduces us to the still photography of Les Blank. Screening with How to Smell a Rose.

Madness Made Me 2015

Director

3 minutes

To the psychiatrists, Mary O’Hagan was just another head case. But where they saw illness, she saw a human experience. Loading Docs short screening with Dreamcatcher.

A Million Miles Away 2014

Director

USA In English
28 minutes

A class of teenage girls coach their substitute choir teacher through relationship trouble by transforming a heavy metal classic into a feminist anthem. Screening with Princess.

Oh Lucy! 2014

Festivals

Cannes (Cinéfondation), Toronto 2014
,
Sundance 2015
Japan / USA
22 minutes

A middle-aged office lady in Tokyo is given a blonde wig and a new identity by her unconventional English-language teacher. Screening with Hill of Freedom.

Pelorus 2015

Director

12 minutes

In 1979 a little-known pioneer makes the first modern bungee jump off the Pelorus Bridge in Marlborough. A true story of Kiwi innovation and mateship. Screening with Sunshine Superman*.

(*Screens with Meru in Nelson)

Return 2015

Director

15 minutes

A young man returns home to Wanganui to discover the difficulty of juggling friends, parents, magic mushrooms and several thousand chickens. Screening with James White.

Tihei 2015

Director

3 minutes

As the beat drops, can Tihei find his words? Redemption comes unscripted. Loading Docs short screening with Dope.

The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk 2014

Director

Festivals

Rotterdam 2015
France / USA In English
11 minutes

Discover the importance of furnishings in the 50s Hollywood films of Douglas Sirk, especially the pejoratively named, vanity table. Screening with Women He’s Undressed.

Wilbur Force 2015

Director

3 minutes

The former king of New Zealand pro-wrestling-turned-small-town recluse is challenged by his best friend to reconnect with his glory days of battle. Loading Docs short screening with I Am Thor.

New Zealand News & Views – Construction of the T & G Building, Lambton Quay, Wellington 1928

In association with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we present a view of Wellington life in celebration of the Capital’s 150th birthday.

Builders work on the construction of the former T & G (now Harcourts) Building on Lambton Quay. Screening with A Most Violent Year.

Pacific Magazine 09 – Commerce Drive In Bank 1955

Director

3 minutes

In association with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we present a view of Wellington life in celebration of the Capital’s 150th birthday.

Parking problems in Wellington have prompted the establishment of New Zealand’s first drive-in bank. Screening with Tehran Taxi.

Toehold on a Harbour 1966

10 minutes

A colourful impression of Wellington city: hills, winding streets, busy people and strong winds. This stunning new digital restoration is a birthday present to the Capital’s 150th from Archives New Zealand, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Park Road Post Production. Screening with The Mafia Kills Only in Summer.

Weekly Review 269 – Chinese Picnic 1946

2 minutes

In association with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we present a view of Wellington life in celebration of the Capital’s 150th birthday.

Wellington’s Chinese community celebrates China’s National Day with a picnic at Athletic Park. Screening with William Yang: Blood Links.