Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Show Me Shorts Film Festival, of course. We all need more laughter in our lives and this collection of entertaining short films will help you escape from daily life with a good chuckle.
Estimated total run time: 79 minutes
[Note censorship ratings to be advised. Please contact your cinema for details.]
New Zealand Premiere
Comedy, 11 mins, Aus
Dir./Prod./Writer Matthew Jenkin
On the six month anniversary of his break-up with his ex-girlfriend, Michael orders a girl from an agency and tries to recreate his failed relationship.
Comedy, 6 mins, Ireland
Dir. Shaun O’ Connor Prod. Amanda Ferriter & Sharon Cronin Writer Tadhg Hickey
While house-sitting for her Aunt, a young woman finds that one of the household’s beloved dogs has died. Now she must take care of the body, according to the wishes of her Aunt…
Comedy 15 mins, Aus
Dir. Alethea Jones Prod. Julian Vincent Costanzo Writer Luke Ryan
Dave’s dead and his best mate Tom wants to give him a proper send off. Only Tom isn’t sure Dave was such a good mate after all…
Comedy 6 mins, Aus
Dir./Writer Chris Tomkins Prod. Marisa Brown
A smash and grab robbery takes an unexpected twist when two thieves find themselves confronted with a haul they can’t possibly carry.
Comedy, 10 mins, Israel
Dir./Prod./Writer David Shadi
A big talking dog stands between a man and his opportunity to spend the night with his date. A battle of wits ensues.
Cedric & Hope
Stop-motion, 14 mins, Aus
Dir./Writer Pierce Davison Prod. Jacob Fjord
A stop-motion comedy set in a medieval world where Cedric has just been dumped by his princess girlfriend Faith, for a battle-hardened knight.
Ten Thousand Days
Comedy, 17 mins, NZ
Dir./Writer Michael Duignan Prod. Nik Beachman
Darby Duncan meets Arabella at the funeral of his cousin and reveals that due to a family curse, he will be the next to die. But when Darby falls in love with Arabella, things don’t quite go as planned.