Bats
Bats
The Crying Wind
The Crying Wind
PaPa
PaPa

Eight Uneasy Pieces 

Aotearoa

The ‘Cinema of Unease’ is alive and well in this stylish collection of eight Kiwi shorts, taking us on a perceptive and soul-searching tour the length and breadth of the country.

Jul 26

Event Cinemas Queen Street

Jul 31

Event Cinemas Queen Street

In English
80 minutes
M
drug use, offensive language & content that may disturb

From the bright lights of the big city to the imposing backdrop of the high-country wilderness, the ‘Cinema of Unease’ is alive and well in this stylish collection of eight Kiwi shorts, taking us on a perceptive and soul-searching tour the length and breadth of Aotearoa.

Cul de Sac 2018

Director

Producers

Joe Griffen
,
Jake Mahaffy
4 minutes

A father brings stress home from work. An intriguing and seriously amusing morsel from US-transplant Jake Mahaffy.

The Crying Wind 2018

Director

9 minutes

Tenderness undercuts the tension in Niamh Peren’s movingly resolved tale of love, loss and orphaned lambs set in Central Otago.

Bats 2017

Director

Screenplay

Michelle Savill
,
Simon Price

Producer

Desray Armstrong

Co-Producer

Bonnie Philp
15 minutes

Hard-partying twenty-somethings crash through a soupy Wellington night out. Michelle Savill delivers a stylish ensemble piece about sex, freedom, friendship and chicken kebabs.

PaPa 2017

7 minutes

Two grown daughters reflect on memories of their indigenous father. A beautiful, meditative documentary from cinematographer Ryan Alexander Lloyd.

The Night That Holds You 2018

Director

12 minutes

A young woman is obsessed by memories of her vanished lover. Steven Chow’s poetic and elliptical narrative short is set on Auckland’s rugged west coast.

The Brother 2017

Director

Producers

Dan Higgins
,
Matt Noonan
,
Stephan Fruth
,
Summer Agnew
14 minutes

A prodigal son hunts atonement in the rugged wilderness. The imposing landscapes of the Southern Alps form the backdrop for this tense tale of murder and redemption.

Trap 2018

Director

Screenplay

Kahra Scott-James

Producer

Tony Leslie
12 minutes

A young girl fights for a sense of belonging. Paul James brings his mother’s story to life with animation inspired by the work of local artists Michael Smithers and Rita Angus.

Under the Bridge 2018

Director

Producer

A.J. Bertenshaw
7 minutes

A runaway boy meets a homeless man under a bridge. Lauren Porteus premieres an extended cut of her 48 Hours prizewinning short.