Show Me Shorts 2015: Plunge Into Other Worlds
Plunge Into Other Worlds Take a deep breath, and find yourself immersed in rich worlds crafted from dreams. Travel to strange lands without leaving the comfort of your local cinema. This is a collection of our most imaginative and striking short films. Estimated total run time: 85 minutes. Censorship ratings to be advised. Sweet Mix Kids ft. Pikachunes – The Whole World Music Video, 5 mins, NZ Dir/Prod: Alexander Hoyles, Sandon Ihaia. Pikachunes explores the world and his own mind, in search of a woman. The Tide Keeper Avant-garde, 9 mins, NZ Dir/Writ/Prod: Alyx Duncan. One night an old seaman dreams a storm into his bed. This award-winning film is an artwork in motion. Balsa Wood Drama, 9 mins, United Kingdom World Premiere Dir/Writ: Dominique Lecchi. Prod: Agnes Meath Baker. Two mixed-race siblings visit their extended Filipino family for lunch. This intense bubble of family and dysfunction explores how it is to feel like an outsider within your own family. Thicker Than Water Thriller, 14 mins, South Korea NZ Premiere Dir/Writ/Prod: Seung Yeob Lee. Sungyong is a vampire. His mum tries her best to get him fresh blood every day: she gets the blood delivered or sometimes at a blood auction. His dad is less supportive. The Island Drama, 18 mins, Poland Dir/Writ: Natalia Krasilnikova. Meet Mykola Golowan, an old sculptor from the Ukrainian town of Lutsk, where he has been building a unique home for more than 30 years. This documentary illustrates the everyday life of an artist who does what he loves, without paying attention to the popularity and tourism his work attracts. Space Trash Men Science Fiction, 14 mins, NZ World Premiere Dir/Writ/Prod: Ben Childs. Writ: Jack Barrowman. Two blue-collar astronauts learn to get along on their voyage to dump Earth`s trash deep in space. On Flying Water Animation, 2 mins, France Dir/Writ: Dominique Monfery. Prod: Julia Pajot. In a little park at dawn, the sun heats a lake. The dew awakens and life is breathed into water droplets, which gather together at the heart of a spider web. A Disney-style animation about birth, death and the wonder we can find in-between. Last Door South Animation, 15 mins, Belgium NZ Premiere Dir/Writ: Sacha Feiner. Prod: Alon Knoll. An exquisite animation about conjoined twin brothers. Locked in an expansive mansion since birth, they explore `the world` of floors, stairs, corridors and rooms. Between endless exploration and private schooling, the brothers never question the limits of their world. Until one day...
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