Show Me Shorts 2014: Bromance
Bromance In a homage to friendship, this collection of short films explores the ties of platonic love. Will they break when stretched or grow stronger, and how far will we go to prove our loyalty? Estimated total run time: 92 minutes. [Note censorship ratings to be advised. Please contact your cinema for details.] Robotronic by the Dead Beat Boys Music Video, 4 mins, NZ Dir/Writ/Prod: Paul Innes Two squash players go head to head in a burst of high energy, colour and intensity. Snowmen Comedy, 15 mins, NZ Dir: Jonathan Brough, Writ: Greg Johnson, John Leigh Prod: Desray Armstrong After a night out drinking, Barry and Bryan wake up in a vast world of ice. Where are they and how did they get there? A comedy about friendship and finding your way home. Little Brother (Petit Frère) Comedy, 14 mins, Canada Dir/Prod: Rémi St-Michel Writ: Eric K. Boulianne Prod: Eric K. Boulianne, Jean-Sébastien B. Gagnon This surprisingly warm male bonding film features a brash Canadian teenager spending a final day with his older tutor/friend, before the latter’s departure overseas. Killing Phillip Coming of Age, 13 mins, NZ Dir/Writ/Prod: Adam Gunser Charlie needs to grow up…. and kill his best friend. Ghost Train Horror, 16 mins, Finland/Ireland Dir/Writ: Lee Cronin Prod: John Keville, Ulla Simonen Michael and Peter’s friend Sam disappeared on the Ghost Train at an old fairground when they were boys and never returned. What really happened that day? Bars and Tone Spoof, 11 mins, NZ WARNING: Contains mild violence and a psychotic television. Dir: Yarden Elyashiv Writ: Tim Warring Damien Comedy, 9 mins, NZ Dir/Writ: Josh Frizzell Writ: Emily Perkins Prod: James Hudson, Janine Frizzell, Lucy Pilkington, Nanette Miles In this inane comedy a man’s mundane middle class life is injected with awkwardness when an old friend (Tammy Davis) visits and behaves inappropriately. Coconut Road Trip, 10 mins, NZ Dir/Writ: Charlie Bleakley Writ: Cohen Holloway Prod: Alex Clark Friendship is put to the test in this ‘bromantic’ comedy featuring two road tripping best friends who will do anything for each other.
1hr 32mins long