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Show Me Shorts 2012: Love & Other Catastrophes

What is love? A contract of marriage? A smile between mother and child? A bond of friendship that lasts through the decades? Romantic or otherwise, love is a rare and precious thing. The stories collected here are about people finding love and going to extreme measures to protect the ones they love. The Wilding Drama, 16 mins, Aus When juvenile inmate Malcolm is offered a chance at parole, he is torn between his chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves. Dir./Writer. Grant Scicluna Prod. Jannine Barnes El Cort ejo (The Courtship ) New Zealand Premiere Drama, 14 mins, Spain Capi is the oldest gravedigger in the cemetery. Used to working amidst the suffering of others and the jokes of his colleagues, there is only one person capable of taking him out of his daily routine. Dir./Prod./Writer. Marina Seresesk Gemal ogia New Zealand Premiere Romance, 11 mins, Spain The whimsical tale of a diamond expert who falls in love and discovers that imperfections are the very thing that make something or someone uniquely perfect. Dir./Prod. Rick Limentani Writer Rebeca Cobos& Rick Limentani Ellen is Leaving Romance, 16 mins, NZ On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend to another girl. Dir. Michelle Savill Prod. Desray Armstrong Writer. Marthy Hardy-Ward This is Libby World Premiere Romantic Comedy, 11 mins, NZ Libby decides it is time to find someone to share her life with, and sets about dating up a storm. But of course, it's not that easy. Dir. Ruby Railey Prod. UNITEC Writer Lucy Zee ANDY New Zealand Premiere Drama, 6 mins, NZ An unlikely meeting in a crowded cinema forces old acquaintances to address their shared past; his name is Andy. Dir. Jordan Dodson & Bryan Lee Hudkins Prod. Alix Whittaker & Bryan Lee Hudkins Writer. Oliver Page Tatau Drama, 16 mins, NZ Siaki, an elderly Samoan man struggles to come to terms with the lifelong shame of having an incomplete traditional tattoo and the new shame of now losing his sight. Dir./Writer Chantelle Burgoyne Prod. Zanna Gillespie, Graeme E. Bibby & Chantelle Burgoyne

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