MATARIKI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
A Matariki film night
Thursday 11 July, 7.30pm | Corban Estate Arts Centre, Shed 1
cost: $8 per ticket
Bookings: 838 4455 or email@example.com (Booking advised)
A selection of seven NZ short films to mark the rise of the seven sisters of Matariki
Sponsored and presented by the Wairoa Maori Film Festival, in association with the NZ Film Commission and the NZ International Film Festival
Showing of 7 short films which include Maori actors/directors followed by a Q & A with some of the directors/actors.
LAMBS (15 min)
Director/Screenplay: Sam Kelly (2012) Producer: Tom Hern Festivals: Berlin 2012.
“[Lambs] captures a tough uncompromising world in a very compelling way. I loved the central character’s heroism”. - Roger Donaldson
WHAKATIKI (13 min)
Director: Louise Leitch (2012) Producer: Melissa Dodds Screenplay: Bernadette Murphy (Te Ati Awa) Festivals: Tribeca 2012.
Kiri takes a trip with her family and friends to the Whakatiki River where she spent many summers as a girl. The place awakens powerful memories.
NINE OF HEARTS (15 min)
Director: Briar Grace-Smith (Ngapuhi, Ngati Wai) (2012) Producer: Alexandra Keeble, Screenplay: Briar Grace-Smith, Kelly Joseph.
Trembling with energy and a kind of hybrid Maori-Pakeha spiritual magic, this film is about the cards Gen has already been dealt, and the cards she is choosing to play now.
THE DUMP (10 min)
Director/Screenplay: Hamish Bennett (Te Arawa, Ngapuhi, Kai Tahu) (2012) Producer: Orlando Stewart.
Told through the eyes of 11-year-old Utah, The Dump is a story about a boy discovering there’s more to his dad than rubbish.
BABY STEPS (9 min)
Director/Screenplay: Mark Ruka (Ngapuhi) (2012) Producers: Sheri O’Neill, Fred Renata.
A man, a baby; one little step at a time.
THE LAWNMOWER: MEN OF KAPU (14 min)
Director/Screenplay: Libby Hakaraia (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Kapumanawawhiti) (2011) Producer: Tainui Stephens.
Atawhai is a boy on the verge of manhood. He is counting on his three uncles to help the aunties.
The seventh film will be announced at the dawn of Matariki in June.
Refreshments: Cash bar available
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