Around the Margins
Around the Margins
New Age
New Age
Up Further
Up Further

Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Spectral Visions 

Aotearoa

From a mysterious stone circle in southwest England, to the backwater canals of Venice, to suburban New Zealand, these five inventive shorts take us on an ethereal journey and open our eyes to new perspectives.

58 minutes
cert

These five new short films from New Zealand artists and filmmakers uncover hidden meanings lying in plain sight, revealing the otherworldly within locations both exotic and mundane.

New Age 2016

Director

10 minutes

Calling on passages from an English spiritualist manual from the 1870s, Hipkins explores the ritual landscape of Avebury’s stone circles. Imagining a solstice celebration with his friends, spiritualism and spirit photography are revisited in the 21st century.

Anatomia Sonora – Sentinels of the Tides 2016

Director

8 minutes

Dadson portrays Venice from a perspective like no other. Sounding iconic bridges along the backwater canals of a city battling the rising tides of global warming and tourism.

Up Further 2015

Director

10 minutes

Solitary spaces in West Canterbury are examined through a still, soft-filtered lens. Grace prepares for her day in front of a mirror. The dark, cloudy afternoon weaves into a glorious evening.

Around the Margins 2016

Director

18 minutes

A short sequel to Gabriel White’s feature film Oracle Drive (NZIFF13). This film explores Auckland city’s rougher Southern edge with more emotional directness.

Explorer 2016

Director

12 minutes

Deep in the suburbs, a troubled man abandons hopes for alien contact and finds new meaning in the emptiness of his house.