Show Me Shorts 2016: My Generation
mbrace your inner child with this family-friendly selection of short films, featuring some of the top animation from Aotearoa and around the world. Meet a pint-sized inventor, a fastidious reindeer, a submarine captain left high and dry, and an entrepreneurial boy starting his own business making bow ties. Estimated total run time: 74 minutes. Most appropriate for children 8+ years. This session is also available for school-group bookings. Censorship rating to be advised. Please contact your cinema for details. KITTEN WITCH Fantasy, 9 mins, NZ (world premiere) Dir/Writ/Prod: James Cunningham Prod: Oliver Hilbert A young kitten wants to be a witch’s familiar and must pass a test or she will forever be just a simple cat. But the witch sees something in the kitten she does not expect. HEY DEER! Animation, 7 mins, Hungary (NZ premiere) Dir/Writ: Örs Bárczy Each day an adorable deer eagerly tidies his house and shovels the snow from in front of his door. Each night there is a suspicious earthquake which causes the mess and snow to fall once more. LITTERBUGS Adventure, 15 mins, UK (NZ premiere) Dir/Writ: Peter Stanley-Ward Writ: Natalie Conway Prod: Nicole Carmen-Davis, Chris Musselwhite Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero defeat the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship. PERCHED Animation, 10 mins, UK (NZ premiere) Dir: Liam Harris Writ: Nathaniel Price, Eoin Doran Prod: Elina Litvinova Hamish Fint is a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain. He struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world. LADI6 – BEFFY Music Video , 4 mins, NZ Dir: Parallel Teeth A colourful adventure following a rhythmic tale of friendship. MO CAN TIE A BOW Documentary, 15 mins, Germany (NZ premiere) Dir/Writ: André Hörmann Prod: Max Milhahn, Heike Kunze Mo is an 11yr-old boy with big dreams. He has set up a successful small business making and selling bow-ties. He learned this craft from his grandmother Arlene. FULFILAMENT Animation, 8 mins, UK (NZ premiere) Dir/Writ: Rhiannon Evans Writ: Joe Murtagh Prod: Alexandra Breede This delightful animation follows a little lightbulb on a journey to find his place and his purpose in the world. 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.
1hr 14mins long