Daniel Boone, Ernest Shackleton, Matthew Flinders, Amerigo Vespucci, Abel Tasman, Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Captain James Cook, Hernando de Soto, Kupe, Sir Edmund Hillary… Some of our most interesting stories handed down through generations are about brave explorers of new worlds. This collection of short films celebrates the noble tradition of setting forth on a voyage of discovery, be it into outer space or your own backyard.
Estimated total run time: 72 minutes
[Note censorship ratings to be advised. Please contact your cinema for details.]
From Dumpster to Dinner Plate
Documentary, 11 mins, NZ
Dir./Prod. Vanessa Hudson
As the cost of food reaches record highs, an underground movement of dumpster divers is rapidly gaining momentum in New Zealand.
Coming of Age, 12 mins, NZ
Dir. / Writer Matthew Saville Prod. Julia Parnell
Determined to meet his birth mother, 18-year-old Aaron is forced to hitch a ride with a rough looking stranger.
Documentary, 14 mins, NZ
Dir./Prod. Nina Wells, Ruth Barton and Aasta. L Otnes
Follow Auckland based synchronised bicycle troupe, The Velociteers, through a season of performances as they tell the story of their formation.
Drama, 9 mins, NZ
Dir. Campbell Hooper Prod. Amber Easby, Heather Lee Writer Matthew Harris
When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43,000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.
Horror, 11 mins, Iceland
Dir. / Writer Omar Orn Hauksson Prod. Kristin Andrea Thordardottir
In a post-zombie-apocalypse world, a lone man goes about his daily routine… until he meets a beautiful stranger in trouble.
Thriller, 11 mins, Aus
Dir. Mike Hoath Prod. Dan Wood Writer Peter Templeman
Two brothers from a rural West Australian town are caught poaching a lamb from a neighbouring property.
CGI Animation / Sci Fi, 4 mins, NZ
Dir./Prod./Writer Richard Mans
A strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, which has profound implications for an entire galaxy.