Who are your heroes? Sometimes they aren’t people who achieve great things in science, art or business. Sometimes the real heroes are your Mum and Dad, the man who stops to ask if you’re OK when you’re crying in the street, or the woman who works all night to provide for her kids. This session of short films is a tribute to all our heroes, both small and great.
Estimated total run time: 80 minutes
[Note censorship ratings to be advised. Please contact your cinema for details.]
Drama, 15 mins, NZ
Dir./Writer Sam Kelly Prod. Tom Hern
Jimmy is a hero to his younger brother and sister. He faces a tough decision – stay home to protect them, or escape to a new life. A powerful, award-winning drama.
Roger The Real Life Superhero
Documentary, 10 mins, NZ
Dir. Cathy MacDonald Prod. Cathy MacDonald & Felicity Monk
Nineteen-year-old Roger Hayhurst is a real life superhero living on an estate in Manchester. Dressed in a spandex suit and cape, he patrols the streets at night, handing out food packages to the homeless.
Drama, 15 mins, NZ
Dir. Writer Zia Mandviwalla Prod. Matt Noonan & Chelsea Winstanley
Salote, an airport cleaner, starts another long night shift. She keeps her head down, does her job and gleans her survival from what others leave behind.
Drama, 17 mins, NZ
Dir./Prod./Writer Simon Clentworth
Ollie is an 8-year-old boy who suffers from an obsessive-compulsive disorder. His parents are separated and he lives with his Dad. But Ollie has a plan to bridge the gap between those he loves the most.
New Zealand Premiere
Documentary, 11 mins, NZ
Dir. Katherine France Prod. Lauren Eisinger & Katherine France
Since the earthquakes began ravaging their city in September 2010, the citizens of Christchurch have lived with fear and uncertainty. Will life ever return to normal?
Sonny; My Older Brother
Drama, 12 mins, NZ
Dir./ Writer Tammy Davis Prod. Matt Noonan & Chelsea Winstanley
In this sweet film about brotherly love, 6-year-old Po watches as his older brother, Sonny, continually gets into trouble.