JUNE by Dwayne Cameron STILL 1

World Premieres at Show Me Shorts – Where To Watch

This year’s festival received over 1600 submissions that featured an overwhelming amount of amazing filmmakers from around the world. We will be screening 14 short films that will sharing with us their WORLD PREMIERES. A new Show Me Shorts record! We would like to share with you these exciting films and where you can find them.

 

JUNE – Premiering at Wellington Opening Night 8th October

Then screening in the Identity Crisis Sessions.

Fantasy, 15 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ/Prod: Dwayne Cameron

Prod: Sarah James

Willow and David receive a serious diagnosis from their doctor and attempt to deal with the mundane as their world disintegrates in the following 24 hours. This one day for the couple holds raw despair, unleashing carnal natures but a transcendent occurrence offers them the hope of new life.

عاشق و دریا (Lover and the Sea) – Premiering in Christchurch at Love & Chaos, 6:00 pm on Sat 9th 

The screening in the Love and Chaos Sessions.

Drama, 8 mins, Islamic Republic of Iran

Dir/Writ/Prod: Ali Moazen

A married woman betrayed her husband with a man who suffers sexual dysfunction. The two meet near a stark seaside location for a brief but telling exchange that will alter both their lives forever.

Song for Serbia – Premiering at Wellington Opening Night 8th October

Then screening in the Crossed Wires Sessions.

Drama, 9 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Rouzie Hassanova

Prod: Francesca Carney

Two sisters decide to escape lockdown and are picked up by a couple of unlikely locals. Mistake, assumption and prejudice come to the fore after a sudden perceived threat.

Sabotage – Premiering via Christchurch Opening Night 7th October

Then screening online via Show Me Shorts On Demand.

Thriller, 20 mins, Switzerland

Dir/Writ: Julian M. Grünthal
Prod: This Lüscher, Simone Haeberling
A security guard is seriously injured in a failed sabotage action by a political activist group. When it turns out that the guard has identified two members, the group is faced with the choice of either accepting the guard’s death or turning themselves in.

Blue Lake – Premiering at Wellington Opening Night 8th October

Then screening online via Show Me Shorts On Demand.

Comedy, 11 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Anya Tate-Manning

Prod: Maddy Maxwell

Monster-hunting youtube sensations Phil and Angie are on the road again, searching to uncover Otago’s supernatural secrets. An eerie trip to Blue Lake could finally get them on the cover of the Otago Daily Times, or maybe the obituaries.

Edamame – Premiering via Show Me Shorts On Demand

Comedy, 7 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Pepe de Hoyos
Prod: Roberto Nascimento

A tourist has a big night out in Tokyo and a LSD trip with a gorgeous local girl. It is a night to remember – only problem is: he can’t. He turns for help from the most unexpected friends to uncover what happened.

Bear With Me – Premiering at Christchurch Opening Night 7th October

Then screening online via Show Me Shorts On Demand.

Drama, 12 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Nick McLean
Prod: Scott Flyger

A support group of toys come together and talk about their traumatic experiences with children. The group’s core belief is challenged by new member, Stitch, who comes from a home with problems of its own.

Aysha – Premiering in Christchurch at Identity Crisis, 8:30 pm on Sat 9th

Then screening in the Identity Crisis Sessions.

Drama, 14 mins, Germany

Dir/Writ/Prod: Cengiz Akaygün

Aysha, a small, rebellious girl wearing a full-body veil, and her sister are put to a religious test in a backyard in Afrin (Syria) by a covered woman. However, the strongheaded Aysha is struggling with identity and secrets, and takes a stand.

Blood and Gold – Premiering at Wellington Opening Night 8th October

Then screening online via Show Me Shorts On Demand.

Western, 14 mins, NZ

Dir: Yamin TunWrit: Jodie Hillock

Prod: Morgan Leigh Stewart

New Zealand, 1861.

Man’s hunt for gold is feverish. Through the snow-capped mountains a woman flees on horseback. When she encounters a horrific scene, she makes a decision which will alter the course of two lives…

Green – Premiering at Wellington Opening Night 8th October

Then screening in The Sampler Sessions.

Drama, 16 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Rachel Ross

Prod: Morgan Leigh Stewart, Samantha Dutton

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.

Blue Bird – Premiering at Christchurch Opening Night 7th October

Then screening online via Show Me Shorts On Demand.

Drama, 20 mins, Japan

Dir/Writ: SABU
Prod: EXILE HIRO

Brothers Kenji and Jun are always together. Jun suddenly collapses with a serious condition. Unable to accept Jun’s fate, Kenji liberates his brother from the hospital.

Woman in Blue – Premiering at Wellington Opening Night 8th October

Then screening online via Show Me Shorts On Demand.

Thriller, 13 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Jack O’Donnell

Writ/Prod: Ashleigh Flynn

Awhi (Tanea Heke), an ex-policewoman, relives memories from her past while in a dementia ward. A visit from Owen (Temuera Morrison) provides a moment of relief.

Heart to Heart – Premiering in Christchurch at Love & Chaos, 6:00 pm on Sat 9th 

The screening in the Love and Chaos Sessions.

Thriller, 14 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ/Prod: Lauren Porteous

A prisoner’s only chance of escape is to become BFFs with the unpredictable woman holding her hostage.

My Ex Boyfriend – Premiering at Christchurch Opening Night 7th October

The screening in the Love and Chaos Sessions.

Animation, 3 mins, Sweden

Dir/Writ/Prod: Cissi Efraimsson

A story of two lovers growing apart as one undergoes a strange transformation, forcing the couple to face a dilemma.