9. Weird and Wonderful Online

Einstein said “imagination circles the entire globe”. Test his theory when you dive into this delightfully kooky On-Demand collection. Discover sensuality amongst the trash heap, psychedelic bar conversations, monster-hunting youtubers, gory tenderness and a vision of just how stupid the last survivors on planet Earth may indeed be.

Total length: 84 minutes
Rating: R13 Drug use, sexual references, offensive language & content that may disturb.

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Blue Lake

World Premiere

Comedy, 11 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Anya Tate-Manning
Prod: Maddy Maxwell
Special message from the filmmaker(s)

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.

Love is Just a Death Away

Animation, 11 mins, Czech Republic

Dir/Writ: Bára Anna Stejskalová
Prod: Jakub Kostal

A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay. A beautifully deep and textured animation set in a creepy garbage dump.


Science Fiction, 7 mins, Spain

Dir/Writ/Prod: Carlos Gómez-Trigo
Special message from the filmmaker(s)

Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. But, if modern humans have become too stupid, a question comes up: if a society that has thrown away its ability to adapt and evolve intelligently, would it deserve a second chance to survive?


World Premiere

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.

Luv U Cuz

Animation, 15 mins, United States

Dir/Writ/Prod: Eric Pumphrey
Prod: Tommy Savas, Jarrett Pumphrey

Set in a not-too-distant future, two cousins bond over the course of a night on the town, until their relationship is tested in more ways than one.

Clarence of Tomorrow

Science Fiction, 13 mins, United States

Dir/Writ/Prod: Shawn Spear
Special message from the filmmaker(s)

An office worker’s break becomes a struggle for survival after he becomes lost in the depths of a futuristic city.


Drama, 16 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Yannick Karcher
Prod: Marie Sonne-Jensen

Freshly retired, a man doesn’t know how to occupy his days. For fear of being killed by boredom, he takes on the project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house.

Sweet Nothing

Animation, 4 mins, Switzerland

Dir/Writ: Joana Fischer, Marie Kenov
Prod: Jürgen Haas

Rosa is sunbathing in her garden on a hot summer afternoon, when suddenly the idyllic peace is disturbed by the noise of a lawnmower. The gardener in the neighbouring garden is going about his work, while Rosa is increasingly ecstatic at the sight of him tenderly touching the flowers.

Available from:
Sat 9 – Sun 24 Oct

Online Prices:
$15.00 – Online Sampler
$10.00 – Weird & Wonderful
$10.00 – Online Family Pack
$30.00 – All On Demand films


1. Visit ondemand.showmeshorts.co.nz
on your device of choice.
2. Sign up and find the film pack you want.
3. Grab a bag of popcorn and get watching!

Special Screenings

Auckland Region – Monster Valley

Wed 13 Oct

7:00 PM
Book tickets

Wed 13 Oct

9:00 PM
Book tickets

Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Sat 27 Nov

7:30 PM