Hush
Hush
Memory Foam
Memory Foam
Walk a Mile
Walk a Mile

Short Connections 

Aotearoa

Five new Kiwi shorts that all examine the different ways we connect (and disconnect) with each other. From cross-cultural relationships that develop in a surprising manner, to intimate relationships that have drifted apart, these films are linked by the ties that bind all of us together.

Aug 10
Sold Out

City Gallery Wellington

79 minutes
M
violence, offensive language & drug references

Walk a Mile 2019

Director/Screenplay

Producers

Sarah Anne Dudley

Photography

Waka Attewell

Editor

Janine Frei

With

Jeffrey Thomas
,
Vili Asi
16 minutes

A grumpy old man hates living next door to a noisy family. All he wants is peace and quiet. That is until something happens to his neighbours. Judith Cowley’s moving Wellington-made short film shows how reaching out can break down barriers within communities.

Upstream 2019

Director/Producer

Screenplay

Adriana Martins da Silva
,
Leonel Alvarado

Photography

Miguel Robalo

Editor

Raquel França

With

Joana Brandão
,
Whirimako Black
20 minutes

An immigrant from Portugal develops a close friendship with her Māori neighbour while living in the Manawatu. A Portuguese transplant herself, Adriana Martins da Silva’s film offers a refreshing slant on Kiwi life from a foreign perspective and an elegant, understated portrait of female friendship.

Memory Foam 2019

Director/Screenplay

Producer

Elspeth Grant

Photography

Ryan Alexander Lloyd

Editor

Chia Hsu

With

Alison Bruce
,
Andrew Foster
15 minutes

A married middle-aged couple are shopping for a new bed, only to discover that their bed is not the only thing they have outgrown. Paloma Schneideman delivers an all too recognisable portrait of a fading relationship.

Hush 2019

Producer

Larisa Tiffin

Screenplay

Armağan Ballantyne
,
María Inés Manchego

Photography

María Inés Manchego

Editor

Dan Kircher

With

Margaret Sydenham
,
Anthony Crum
15 minutes

A young woman surprises her brother and friends when she suddenly returns to her small hometown with a secret. Made in collaboration with Toi Whakaari, Armağan Ballantyne’s film is alive to the rhythms of small-town life and the debilitating isolation of a shameful secret.

Biggie & Shrimp 2019

Director/Screenplay

Producer

Lissandra Leite

Photography

Žiga Zupančič

Editor

Julian Currin

With

Kawakawa Fox-Reo
,
Jay Kumar
13 minutes

A teen from a rundown housing estate puts his only true friendship at risk when peer-pressured to prove his masculinity. Harvey Hayes puts toxic masculinity under the lens as one teen struggles with his self-identity.