Show Me Shorts: The Sampler
07 Oct 2021
Art House, Film Festival, Special Event
1 hours 45 minutes
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Show Me Shorts: The Sampler

1 hours 45 minutes | Rated M

Sit back and enjoy some of the best and most vibrant short films from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. This collection provides a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about.

Witness magical Colombian furniture, vicious Scottish lightning and village edicts from a powerful Sudanese matriarch. Fly a starship with your dad, or just chill with him and your imaginary friend. Just try to avoid the hitman…

Total length: 105 min
Rating: M Drug use & offensive language.

Don vs Lightning
Comedy, 13 mins, UK
All Don wants is a quiet life
in the Scottish Highlands.
Unfortunately, the universe has
other plans.
Dir: Big Red Button
Writ: Johnny Burns
Prod: Sonya Sier

Drama, 20 mins, Sudan/Qatar
In a cotton-farming village in
Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has
a crush on Babiker, but her
parents have arranged her
marriage to Nadir, a young
Sudanese businessman living
abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother
Al-Sit, the powerful village
matriarch, has her own plans for
Nafisa’s future.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Suzannah Mirghani
Prod: Eiman Mirghani

El tamaño de las cosas
(The Size of Things)
Fantasy, 12 mins, Colombia
Diego lives with his father in a
house without furniture. One day,
Diego finds a chair deep in the
woods but his father makes him
return it. The next day Diego tries
again to find it, but he and the
chair have changed.
Dir/Writ: Carlos Felipe Montoya
Prod: Isabel Cristina Vásquez

Snorrie (Mustachio)
Comedy, 11 mins, Netherlands
Freek returns to his family home
to help pack up. He is reunited
with his imaginary friend from
the past who is looking for
Dir/Writ: Victoria Warmerdam
Prod: Trent

Landline –
The Phoenix Foundation
Music Video, 4 mins, NZ
Espionage and intrigue follow
a giant phone and an oversized
ear around a south coast
Wellington dream-scape.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Ezra Simons
Prod: Gussie Larkin,
Caleb Corlett

Drama, 16 mins, NZ
world premiere
An estranged father and
daughter, both with life-altering
illnesses, smoke marijuana
together for the first time and it
becomes healing in more ways
than one.
Dir/Writ: Rachel Ross
Prod: Morgan Leigh Stewart,
Samantha Dutton

The Last Ferry From
Grass Island
Drama, 14 mins, US/HK
A hitman retires to become
a fisherman on the peaceful
Grass Island in Hong Kong.
One day, his Chinese apprentice
shows up, tasked to kill him
before the last ferry departs.
Dir/Writ: Linhan Zhang
Prod: Clifford Miu

Space Invader
Comedy, 16 mins, NZ
Max is a small boy with a big
imagination and a loyal co-pilot
of a dad. But when Dad gets
a new girlfriend, Max must
find a way to confront this new
menace before she steals his
dad forever.
Dir/Prod: Isaac Bell
Writ: Matt Kelleher
Prod: Lissandra Leite

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