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S... One Carries

An adult son returns home to India from California, and must confront an awkward intimacy while caring for his aged father.

An adult son returns home to India from California, and must confront an awkward intimacy while caring for his aged father.

Cleaver

A young man begins to unravel from the stress of living next to a family stuck in a violent relationship.

A young man begins to unravel from the stress of living next to a family stuck in a violent relationship.

Run Rabbit

Having lost almost everything he has known, a young refugee begins his future in a provincial New Zealand town.

Having lost almost everything he has known, a young refugee begins his future in a provincial New Zealand town.

My Friend Michael Jones

MJ is a teenage boy with OCD living in Ōtara, New Zealand. An inspiring story of friendship that connects Pasifika culture, LGBTQI awareness, overcoming bullying and anxiety disorder.

MJ is a teenage boy with OCD living in Ōtara, New Zealand. An inspiring story of friendship that connects Pasifika culture, LGBTQI awareness, overcoming bullying and anxiety disorder.

Delivery

A love story gone awry, about a lonely food deliveryman who falls in love with a customer.

A love story gone awry, about a lonely food deliveryman who falls in love with a customer.

Uapoifalemalu

Our aunties, mothers, grandmothers - our tinā. The women around us: they raise us, they nurture us, they teach us, they care for us and care for each other.

Our aunties, mothers, grandmothers - our tinā. The women around us: they raise us, they nurture us, they teach us, they care for us and care for each other.

Disorder

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.

One Day

A intimate portrait of a young mother who becomes trapped in her bathroom battling an uncontrollable attack of OCD.

A intimate portrait of a young mother who becomes trapped in her bathroom battling an uncontrollable attack of OCD.

When We Speak

Three young poets navigate their identity through spoken word poetry.

Three young poets navigate their identity through spoken word poetry.

Charmer

A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor.

A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor.

2D Love

A young Kiwi fed up with dating falls in love with a two-dimensional character from his favourite anime show.

A young Kiwi fed up with dating falls in love with a two-dimensional character from his favourite anime show.

A Life Like This

A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

I Am Waru

A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.

A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.

Fragmentary

Two teens in an earthquake damaged city go on a journey to rediscover the life in the cracks.

Two teens in an earthquake damaged city go on a journey to rediscover the life in the cracks.

Super Special

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself.

In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself.

Bloom

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?

Tamaloa

A New Zealand-born Samoan professional rugby player reflects on what truly shaped him to be the man and father he is today while living on the other side of the world with his young family.

A New Zealand-born Samoan professional rugby player reflects on what truly shaped him to be the man and father he is today while living on the other side of the world with his young family.

Sons of Blackbird

As history trickles down the bloodlines and onto the production line, spoken word poem Blackbird speaks to the struggles of the minimum wage labour.

As history trickles down the bloodlines and onto the production line, spoken word poem Blackbird speaks to the struggles of the minimum wage labour.

Sail Away

Kevin works in a sardine factory, but dreams of becoming a sailor. He begins to build a fantastical boat in his backyard, much to the disdain of his family and friends.

Kevin works in a sardine factory, but dreams of becoming a sailor. He begins to build a fantastical boat in his backyard, much to the disdain of his family and friends.

The Social

Finn, desperate to escape his nightmarish high school disco, finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heart-breaking sacrifice.

Finn, desperate to escape his nightmarish high school disco, finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heart-breaking sacrifice.

Twenty One Points

Josh Thomson and Robyn Malcolm star in this buddy movie about a grown man, his imaginary friend, and his mum who are all having a particularly challenging day.

Josh Thomson and Robyn Malcolm star in this buddy movie about a grown man, his imaginary friend, and his mum who are all having a particularly challenging day.

Stranger

A five-year-old boy is haunted by a silent masked monster as he tries to locate his missing father.

A five-year-old boy is haunted by a silent masked monster as he tries to locate his missing father.

The Paselode Story

Wellington rockers Paselode certainly weren't the first band to conquer, argue, then combust; but this film offers an unusual view on the group's internal dynamics. Inspired by the legendary Creature Comforts films by Aardman Animation.

Wellington rockers Paselode certainly weren't the first band to conquer, argue, then combust; but this film offers an unusual view on the group's internal dynamics. Inspired by the legendary Creature Comforts films by Aardman Animation.

Scratch

In this episode, Dan and Dwayne are 'two lovable hustlers with an entrepreneurial spirit trying to scratch a living on the fringes of K Road'. The pair try to gain entry to the Las Vegas strip club, set up a pop-up tinny shop, and find a girlfriend

In this episode, Dan and Dwayne are 'two lovable hustlers with an entrepreneurial spirit trying to scratch a living on the fringes of K Road'. The pair try to gain entry to the Las Vegas strip club, set up a pop-up tinny shop, and find a girlfriend

Closed

A woman running an Auckland laundromat finds herself accosted by a drug addict. A frustrated customer struggles with a machine that is out of order and ruining her expensive clothes. Somewhere across the city police are on their way to a drug bust.

A woman running an Auckland laundromat finds herself accosted by a drug addict. A frustrated customer struggles with a machine that is out of order and ruining her expensive clothes. Somewhere across the city police are on their way to a drug bust.

800 Lunches

When a seven-year-old new migrant is ostracised at school for his homeland-style lunches, he chooses to eat alone - and starts to resent his mother's cooking.

When a seven-year-old new migrant is ostracised at school for his homeland-style lunches, he chooses to eat alone - and starts to resent his mother's cooking.

Pet Day

Two horse loving best friends are confused by their step-dad's emotional reaction when they bring home a gift from their teacher.

Two horse loving best friends are confused by their step-dad's emotional reaction when they bring home a gift from their teacher.

The Event

Waking up with a vicious hangover after a big night out, Seff wanders Karangahape Road in need of keys to get into his house. Seeking only his flatmate and a flat white, Seff finds himself harassed by all about a lewd act he has no memory of.

Waking up with a vicious hangover after a big night out, Seff wanders Karangahape Road in need of keys to get into his house. Seeking only his flatmate and a flat white, Seff finds himself harassed by all about a lewd act he has no memory of.

Each to Their Own

A grieving suburban teenage girl attempts to escape her family by allowing herself to be drawn into a charismatic church.

A grieving suburban teenage girl attempts to escape her family by allowing herself to be drawn into a charismatic church.

Puoro

A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Maori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.

A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Maori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.

Coast

A young woman in a desperate situation finds unexpected compassion on a remote stretch of coastline.

A young woman in a desperate situation finds unexpected compassion on a remote stretch of coastline.

Shoes

Shoes is a refugee's story told with rhythm and shoes. A woman seeking shelter in a new country arrives at a railway station troubled by turbulent thoughts of her past.

Shoes is a refugee's story told with rhythm and shoes. A woman seeking shelter in a new country arrives at a railway station troubled by turbulent thoughts of her past.

Do You Like Me Like This?

A girl is waiting for her bus in suburbia when a boy comes along. An unconventional romance unfolds as the girl tries to get his attention.

A girl is waiting for her bus in suburbia when a boy comes along. An unconventional romance unfolds as the girl tries to get his attention.

Repugnant

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

Drop Down Globe

Shakespeare as you've never seen her: remixed, remastered, and rediscovered.

Shakespeare as you've never seen her: remixed, remastered, and rediscovered.

Fritters

After overhearing a parental argument which shows no signs of ending, a young boy decides to wander out onto the streets. Soon he is caught up in the K Road nightlife, clutching his sushi.

After overhearing a parental argument which shows no signs of ending, a young boy decides to wander out onto the streets. Soon he is caught up in the K Road nightlife, clutching his sushi.

Foodie

Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.

Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.

Broke

A light take on unfortunate circumstances, Broke offers the simple story of a not-so-simple mission to buy milk. Armed with only the meagre change he can scrape from his messy apartment, Billy is affronted by a homeless man asking for spare coins.

A light take on unfortunate circumstances, Broke offers the simple story of a not-so-simple mission to buy milk. Armed with only the meagre change he can scrape from his messy apartment, Billy is affronted by a homeless man asking for spare coins.

Put Your Hands Together, Please

Jane Sherning Warren's satirical portrait of the artist as a young woman was one of a series of short films exploring life on the colourful K Road strip.

Jane Sherning Warren's satirical portrait of the artist as a young woman was one of a series of short films exploring life on the colourful K Road strip.

Baby?

Isabelle is determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone. She invites herself into the home of a neighbour, a struggling mum in the middle of a nervous breakdown.

Isabelle is determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone. She invites herself into the home of a neighbour, a struggling mum in the middle of a nervous breakdown.

The Promise of Piha

A young Samoan man has been chosen as the next leader of his community, but first he must confess his true desire.

A young Samoan man has been chosen as the next leader of his community, but first he must confess his true desire.

Time for Change

The adage that in a long-term relationship things can get a little like clockwork is given a twist in Time for Change. A simmering feud between two wooden figurines on the town clock of an Austrian village, comes to a head with unexpected results.

The adage that in a long-term relationship things can get a little like clockwork is given a twist in Time for Change. A simmering feud between two wooden figurines on the town clock of an Austrian village, comes to a head with unexpected results.

The Grocer's Apprentice

Biscuits dance, food flies, dead chickens walk ... come closing time, the shelves of a dairy come to life. Four years in the making, this showcase of stop motion effects is based loosely on a classic poem by Goethe.

Biscuits dance, food flies, dead chickens walk ... come closing time, the shelves of a dairy come to life. Four years in the making, this showcase of stop motion effects is based loosely on a classic poem by Goethe.

Sugar Hit

A trio of mysteriously bloody and bruised women order tea in a cafe in Auckland's St Kevin's Arcade. The sugar debate gets a K Road twist as they talk boobs, revenge porn, and wonder if the sugar bowl has drugs hidden in it.

A trio of mysteriously bloody and bruised women order tea in a cafe in Auckland's St Kevin's Arcade. The sugar debate gets a K Road twist as they talk boobs, revenge porn, and wonder if the sugar bowl has drugs hidden in it.

Olives

Lala Rolls wrote and directed this short film, which gives a view of family life from a child's perspective. A young girl is disturbed from sleep by the sound of adults arguing. She tries to shut out this grown-up world by pretending to be "adult".

Lala Rolls wrote and directed this short film, which gives a view of family life from a child's perspective. A young girl is disturbed from sleep by the sound of adults arguing. She tries to shut out this grown-up world by pretending to be "adult".

Suni Man

In this 2012 short film, young Samoan Kiwi Suni (Beulah Koale) has to choose between his family - and its traditional values - and gang life. His wayward cousin pressures him towards the gang. Suni Man is inspired by a true story.

In this 2012 short film, young Samoan Kiwi Suni (Beulah Koale) has to choose between his family - and its traditional values - and gang life. His wayward cousin pressures him towards the gang. Suni Man is inspired by a true story.

Aroha

This episode is billed as a "love story that's not as simple as boy meets girl". Aroha begins with Jade being stood up at a bar on the iconic strip, before being consoled by a bartender.

This episode is billed as a "love story that's not as simple as boy meets girl". Aroha begins with Jade being stood up at a bar on the iconic strip, before being consoled by a bartender.

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game

Armed with his trusty ray gun and protected by his pith helmet, Lord Broadforce's exotic species search on an alien planet is going swimmingly - until the dame gets colonial angst.

Armed with his trusty ray gun and protected by his pith helmet, Lord Broadforce's exotic species search on an alien planet is going swimmingly - until the dame gets colonial angst.

Tama

During a fraught car trip, Tama, a deaf Maori boy, must rise up to confront his family. The story culminates in an electrifying silent performance of the haka.

During a fraught car trip, Tama, a deaf Maori boy, must rise up to confront his family. The story culminates in an electrifying silent performance of the haka.

Laundry

A happily married woman (Aidee Walker), with a busy family life, struggles to find an intimate moment with her partner. She discovers orgasmic pleasure in an unlikely place.

A happily married woman (Aidee Walker), with a busy family life, struggles to find an intimate moment with her partner. She discovers orgasmic pleasure in an unlikely place.

First Contact

This live-action CGI short attempts to find the answer as to why UFO sightings have been in decline recently. The film was made by students in the 3D Productions course that director James Cunningham teaches at Media Design School.

This live-action CGI short attempts to find the answer as to why UFO sightings have been in decline recently. The film was made by students in the 3D Productions course that director James Cunningham teaches at Media Design School.

Pearl, Florrie and The Bull

On an evening stroll in 1996, two elderly Paekakariki twins suddenly encountered a ropey bull. Using an audio recording in which Pearl Mills retells the experience, the Simmonds Brothers utilise animation to bring the whole homely tale to life.

On an evening stroll in 1996, two elderly Paekakariki twins suddenly encountered a ropey bull. Using an audio recording in which Pearl Mills retells the experience, the Simmonds Brothers utilise animation to bring the whole homely tale to life.

ANNA

Anna is a young woman on the Autism spectrum. When someone takes her seat on the bus, she must cope with this unexpected change in her routine.

Anna is a young woman on the Autism spectrum. When someone takes her seat on the bus, she must cope with this unexpected change in her routine.

Moving

In the wake of a painful break up a group of friends band together to help the former couple move out of their old room.

In the wake of a painful break up a group of friends band together to help the former couple move out of their old room.

Straight Outta Covid

Two kids post Covid lockdown discuss what matters most... to them! A charming, funny and socially distanced playdate.

Two kids post Covid lockdown discuss what matters most... to them! A charming, funny and socially distanced playdate.

Break In The Weather

Jamie unexpectedly finds herself being the live-in nurse for the person she despises most – her father. Can the pop hits of the 90s help her overcome the betrayal from her past?

Jamie unexpectedly finds herself being the live-in nurse for the person she despises most – her father. Can the pop hits of the 90s help her overcome the betrayal from her past?

He Takatāpui Ahau

When encouraged to return to their Marae, a gentle non-binary person decides to go back to their tūrangawaewae despite uncertainty that they’ll be accepted for who they are.

When encouraged to return to their Marae, a gentle non-binary person decides to go back to their tūrangawaewae despite uncertainty that they’ll be accepted for who they are.

Wait

This award winning short film tells the story of a Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand that is at the point of breaking apart.

This award winning short film tells the story of a Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand that is at the point of breaking apart.

Motel

A lonely rural motelier befriends one of her guests. For one night, the lives of someone who can't move, and another who can't stop intersect.

A lonely rural motelier befriends one of her guests. For one night, the lives of someone who can't move, and another who can't stop intersect.

Noise Control

This Simmonds Brothers short film tells tells the real-life story of a kindergarten's beloved but ill-fated rooster. The early-rising cockerel's waking up of the neighbourhood sees complaints made to the council. The 2001 shooting made national news.

This Simmonds Brothers short film tells tells the real-life story of a kindergarten's beloved but ill-fated rooster. The early-rising cockerel's waking up of the neighbourhood sees complaints made to the council. The 2001 shooting made national news.

Das Tub

Das Tub kickstarted an award-winning run of CGI short films for Media Design School students working under their 3D animation tutor James Cunningham. Part live-action, part CGI, its tale of a German U-boat crew pays homage to classic Das Boot.

Das Tub kickstarted an award-winning run of CGI short films for Media Design School students working under their 3D animation tutor James Cunningham. Part live-action, part CGI, its tale of a German U-boat crew pays homage to classic Das Boot.

Fract

A teenage outcast discovers the cast on her broken arm can be a way to make new friends.

A teenage outcast discovers the cast on her broken arm can be a way to make new friends.

Late

It’s a moment of nostalgia for a father and son as they try to make amends at the mudflats. But is it too late?

It’s a moment of nostalgia for a father and son as they try to make amends at the mudflats. But is it too late?

The World In Your Window

Eight-year-old Jesse is stuck in a tiny caravan with his grief stricken father, until his accidental friendship with a V8-driving transsexual unlocks the means for their liberation.

Eight-year-old Jesse is stuck in a tiny caravan with his grief stricken father, until his accidental friendship with a V8-driving transsexual unlocks the means for their liberation.

Tree

One evening Alisi climbs a huge tree and won’t come down. As night falls and we discover her secret, Alisi must decide whether to bow to tradition or find a new path - with or without her family.

One evening Alisi climbs a huge tree and won’t come down. As night falls and we discover her secret, Alisi must decide whether to bow to tradition or find a new path - with or without her family.

Accidents, Blunders, and Calamities

This morbidly funny short, made by students of Auckland's Media Design School, depicts the demise of 26 alphabetical and animated animals at the hands of nature's greatest enemy - the human. The film won acclaim at festivals worldwide.

This morbidly funny short, made by students of Auckland's Media Design School, depicts the demise of 26 alphabetical and animated animals at the hands of nature's greatest enemy - the human. The film won acclaim at festivals worldwide.

Taiao

Taiao explores how and why we use Aotearoa’s natural environment the way we do, presenting a snapshot of the times we live in without spoken word.

Taiao explores how and why we use Aotearoa’s natural environment the way we do, presenting a snapshot of the times we live in without spoken word.

A Load of Trouble

Kicking off in an inner city laundromat, this K' Rd Story travels strange places indeed. An unassuming man is going about the business of getting some clothes washed, when he realises that his clothes have disappeared mid cycle.

Kicking off in an inner city laundromat, this K' Rd Story travels strange places indeed. An unassuming man is going about the business of getting some clothes washed, when he realises that his clothes have disappeared mid cycle.

Have You Tried, Maybe, Not Worrying?

This 2016 short film follows a young woman (Florence Noble, from The Jaquie Brown Diaries) as she deals with debilitating panic attacks. On a road trip to a beach party, a friend (Jordan Vaha’akolo) sympathises with her struggles.

This 2016 short film follows a young woman (Florence Noble, from The Jaquie Brown Diaries) as she deals with debilitating panic attacks. On a road trip to a beach party, a friend (Jordan Vaha’akolo) sympathises with her struggles.

Sybil's Psychic Hotline

In this dark comedy, Con decides that the perfect way to cheer up her depressed and bedridden partner Bella is to call a clairvoyant phone line.

In this dark comedy, Con decides that the perfect way to cheer up her depressed and bedridden partner Bella is to call a clairvoyant phone line.

Escargore

The kitchen might seem an ordinary place to most, but if you're a snail like the ones in this short film, untold horrors await. When five snails accidentally find themselves in a salad, they must embark on a great escape.

The kitchen might seem an ordinary place to most, but if you're a snail like the ones in this short film, untold horrors await. When five snails accidentally find themselves in a salad, they must embark on a great escape.

Blue Ecks

When countless new tenants show up in his apartment, introverted Blue Ecks fights to preserve his privacy and keep his cactus alive.

When countless new tenants show up in his apartment, introverted Blue Ecks fights to preserve his privacy and keep his cactus alive.

Waitress

A waitress finds herself unable to speak up when put in a harmful situation by a customer in a position of power.

A waitress finds herself unable to speak up when put in a harmful situation by a customer in a position of power.

Zinzan

A rugby-mad father fears his son might not be recruited into the national Under 20's team when he insists on bringing his boyfriend to practice.

A rugby-mad father fears his son might not be recruited into the national Under 20's team when he insists on bringing his boyfriend to practice.

Alice?

A starry-eyed plus size teenager actively reimagines the world around her as she experiences first love and first heartbreak.

A starry-eyed plus size teenager actively reimagines the world around her as she experiences first love and first heartbreak.

Serving

A young lawyer is asked to serve legal documents in a case she knows nothing about and realises she might be more culpable than she hoped.

A young lawyer is asked to serve legal documents in a case she knows nothing about and realises she might be more culpable than she hoped.

Mekeni

An unexpected encounter connects a Filipino-Kiwi daughter and her migrant father, causing them to confront their ongoing grief in the face of impending further loss.

An unexpected encounter connects a Filipino-Kiwi daughter and her migrant father, causing them to confront their ongoing grief in the face of impending further loss.

Fire in Cardboard City

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire, it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save its citizens from impending doom.

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire, it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save its citizens from impending doom.

A Peek Inside The CHCH Internet Troll Agency

Through a family connection our documentary crew were granted special access into the Christchurch branch of the top-secret Social Cyberspace Agency on the condition that it would not be released for two years… It has now been two years.

Through a family connection our documentary crew were granted special access into the Christchurch branch of the top-secret Social Cyberspace Agency on the condition that it would not be released for two years… It has now been two years.

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