The New Zealand VES Section invites members and non-members to our fifth screening of Kiwi Shorts.
(A special thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for their continued support!)
Please join us to celebrate & enjoy 8 kiwi short films including a unique opportunity for a Q&A session with some of the film makers afterwards.
As always, the event will be hosted at Camperdown Cinema, if you require directions, please let us know
Please RSVP below.
Queenie (director Paul Neason, writers Sam Burt/Jeremy Liss)
Danny, a university Geography tutor in his 30s, embarks on a cutting edge academic project which has nothing to do with his ex-wife.
Blankets (director Louise Leitch, writer Casey Whelan, Producer Melissa Dodds)
What would you do for love? Jack spends an afternoon alone in his room, reliving the magic of a teenage love story and the tragic events that threaten to tear it apart. As he considers his world without his girl, he is left questioning what it really means to do the right thing.
Warbrick (director/writers Meihana Durie & Peter Durie, producer Mina Mathieson)
This short follows Joe Warbrick (Calvin Tuteao), captain of the New Zealand Natives rugby team, as he tries to rouse his battle-weary players to head unto the breach once more, for a test against England. It’s midwinter during the trailblazing 1888-89 tour (17 months and a staggering 107 matches) that left a black jersey and silver fern legacy. In a changing room that resembles a casualty ward, Warbrick draws breath and leads a stirring haka. Made by brothers Pere and Meihana Durie, Warbrick inspired the All Blacks the day before a 33-6 demolition of Australia in 2009.
Day Trip (director Zoe McIntosh, writer Costa Botes/Bill Payne, Producer Costa Botes/Gareth Moon)
A gang member wakes up one morning and decides he needs a day off. Inspired by a newspaper advertisement he impulsively decides to take a short ferry trip between islands. With his tattooed face, black leather clothing, and prominent gang patch, the gangster is a fish out of water when he arrives in the idyllic small port town of Picton. The experience he has there will change his outlook on life forever.
Double Happy (director/writer Shahir Daud, producers Shivali Gulab & Andrew Brettell)
This short film finds four 90s teenagers caught in the vicissitudes of growing up in Hutt Valley suburbia. Rising tensions during a day hanging out at the local park see misfit Rory ignite a cracker bag of cravings for belonging, furtive sexual feelings, violence, racism and boredom. The combustive results of his misdirected teen spirit give the film’s title a grim irony. Fijian-born director Shahir Daud based the story loosely on his own teen experiences; Double Happy screened at Montreal Film Festival and was a Short of the Week website pick in May 2011
Ebony Society (writer/director Tammy Davis, producers Ainsley Gardiner & Chelsea Winstanley)
Vinnie and his friend Jonah spend their nights on the streets of South Auckland tagging and stealing. One night Vinnie has had enough. He tries to break away from his overbearing friend but is drawn back in when Jonah threatens and humiliates him. When they break into a house and find themselves confronted with an unexpected situation it will be a test of their friendship, forcing Vinnie to take the lead and show Jonah another way.
Snow in Paradise (director/writer Nikki Si'ulepa & Justine Simei-Barton, producer Paul Simei-Barton)
A snapshot of life on a remote, picturesque island in the south Pacific through the eyes of a young Polynesian girl. As she ventures out on her daily routine she encounters the familiar faces of her family and the small community that she loves. Like her, they are all unsuspecting of the devastating power that lies beyond the ocean reef in a nuclear testing facility. In one moment her world will change forever.
Meathead (director/writer Sam Holst, producer Desray Armstrong/Chelsea Winstanley)
In this award-winning short film Michael is a 17-year-old who gets the abattoir blues during his first day at 'the works'. Fitting in turns out to be the least of Michael’s worries as young blood is welcomed on the line in the old fashioned way, and rite of passage is interpreted literally to meaty effect. Meathead was filmed at the Wallace Meat plant in Waitoa. Based on the true story of a mate of his, director Sam Holst’s debut short was selected for Cannes and won the Crystal Bear in the Generation (14plus) section of the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.
Coffee! Gin! Rum!
(the earlybirds get the bar tab)!
NZCS, CODEX and PARK ROAD POST invite NZCS members to an informative evening
When: June 30, 2014 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: Park Road Post, 141 Park Road, Miramar Wellington
Please RSVP – email@example.com or Kevin on 027 2939059
Come see the Codex Vault and the new Codex Action CAM. We will have a brief presentation and then hands on time.
The frenetic pace of a TV production, the quick turnaround of a commercial, the longer production cycle of a feature film– no matter what type of project you’re making, Codex Vault can streamline your production and simplify your workflow. Vault brings your digital negative into one standard, secure workflow, saving you time and money and protecting your valuable asset. And now featuring CODEX REVIEW – superfast GPU processing for dailies, playback to an HD or 4K monitor and QC and color tools.
Introducing the Codex Action CAM - the small camera with a big workflow. Whether you’re making commercials, TV or movies, sometimes your camera package is just too big for the situation or location you’re trying to shoot in.
Enter Codex Action CAM...A complete shooting, capture, transcoding and data management solution for situations that require a compact form factor and low weight. Codex Action CAM itself is a tiny remote head camera for shooting at up to 60fps. It comes with the Codex Camera Control Recorder, providing full remote control of the camera, plus the proven workflow of the industry-standard Codex recorder.
11 March 2014 7:30 pm Camperdown CinemaCome join us for an educational evening about the science & workflows of handling colour in a digitial environment with Glenn Anderson....Read more »
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