Show Me Shorts 2016: Highlights
This carefully curated selection includes some of our most interesting and fun short films. It’s a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. The films on offer include both local and international stories: an animated deer, a wedding doco, a coffee table in love with it’s owner, a shrinking apartment, a trip to the seaside, a dystopian future, a band on tour, and perhaps most shockingly – a German comedy. Estimated total run time: 91 minutes. Censorship rating to be advised. Please contact your cinema for details. SPRING JAM Animation, 6 mins, NZ Dir/Writ: Ned Wenlock Prod: Georgiana Plaister A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season. ZERO M2 Drama, 19 mins, France Dir/Writ: Matthieu Landour Writ: Nicolas Bovorasmy Prod: Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Laurent Baujard After a series of unsuccessful flat-hunts in Paris, Paul finally moves into a nice affordable studio. He soon notices something amiss with his neighbours´strange behaviours and dubious noises during the night. TOPSY AND DAVE Documentary, 9 mins, NZ Dir: Kirsty Griffin, Vivienne Kernick Prod: Bella Pacific Media Love, patience, understanding and support are the cornerstone of any successful marriage. That’s never more obvious than in this documentary where we meet Topsy and Dave, residents of ‘The Supported Life Style Hauraki Trust’ who are preparing for their big day. UNE TETE DISPARAIT (THE HEAD VANISHES) Animation, 10 mins, France Dir/Writ/Prod: Franck Dion Prod: Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy Jacqueline is an elderly woman who has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, she has decided to take a train trip to the seaside by herself. FABRICATED Sci-fi , 20 mins, USA Dir: Brett Foxwell This ambitious stop-motion animated short film, ten years in the making, is a journey through a darkly fantastic alien world which was once our own. HA THE UNCLEAR – SECRET LIVES OF FURNITURE Music video, 4 mins, NZ Dir: Simon Oliver Prod: Sadie Wilson An entire lounge of furniture comes to life in this inventive music video about a coffee table infatuated with its owner. DIE BADEWANNE (THE BATHTUB) Comedy, 13 mins, Germany Dir/Writ/Prod: Tim Ellrich Writ: Dominik Huber Three brothers try to dive back into their idealised past through an old family picture of them in a bathtub. SHOUT AT THE GROUND Comedy, 11 mins, NZ Dir/Writ: Joe Lonie Prod: Leela Menon, Robin Scholes Trapped in a speeding van, a Kiwi rock band succumb to travel sickness while deconstructing the heist that robbed them of an entire weekend’s door take.
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