Highlights

This carefully curated selection includes some of our most interesting and fun short films. It’s a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. The films on offer include both local and international stories: an animated deer, a wedding doco, a coffee table in love with it’s owner, a shrinking apartment, a trip to the seaside, a dystopian future, a band on tour, and perhaps most shockingly – a German comedy.

Estimated total run time: 91 minutes.
Rated R13 for offensive language, drug use and sexual content that may offend

Spring Jam

Animation, 6 mins, NZ

Dir/Writ: Ned Wenlock

Prod: Georgiana Plaister

A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.


Zero M2


Drama, 19 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Matthieu Landour

Writ: Nicolas Bovorasmy

Prod: Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Laurent Baujard

After a series of unsuccessful flat-hunts in Paris, Paul finally moves into a nice affordable studio. He soon notices something amiss with his neighbours´strange behaviours and dubious noises during the night.


Topsy and Dave

Documentary, 9 mins, NZ

Dir: Kirsty Griffin, Vivienne Kernick

Prod: Bella Pacific Media

Love, patience, understanding and support are the cornerstone of any successful marriage. That’s never more obvious than in this documentary where we meet Topsy and Dave, residents of ‘The Supported Life Style Hauraki Trust’ who are preparing for their big day.


Une Tete Disparait (The Head Vanishes)

Animation, 10 mins, France

Dir/Writ/Prod: Franck Dion

Prod: Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy

Jacqueline is an elderly woman who has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, she has decided to take a train trip to the seaside by herself.


Fabricated


Sci-fi , 20 mins, USA

Dir: Brett Foxwell

This ambitious stop-motion animated short film, ten years in the making, is a journey through a darkly fantastic alien world which was once our own.


Ha the Unclear – Secret Lives of Furniture

Music video, 4 mins, NZ

Dir: Simon Oliver

Prod: Sadie Wilson

An entire lounge of furniture comes to life in this inventive music video about a coffee table infatuated with its owner.


Die Badewanne (The Bathtub)


Comedy, 13 mins, Germany

Dir/Writ/Prod: Tim Ellrich

Writ: Dominik Huber

Three brothers try to dive back into their idealised past through an old family picture of them in a bathtub.


Shout at the Ground

Comedy, 11 mins, NZ

Dir/Writ: Joe Lonie

Prod: Leela Menon

Trapped in a speeding van, a Kiwi rock band succumb to travel sickness while deconstructing the heist that robbed them of an entire weekend’s door take.


Screenings

Alexandra – Central Cinema

Sat 5 Nov

4:00pm

Devonport – The Vic

Fri 7 Oct

8:00pm
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Great Barrier Island – Barrier Social Club

Mon 17 Oct

7:15pm

Matakana – Matakana Cinemas

Sun 16 Oct

1:00pm
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Pukekohe – Cinema 3 Pukekohe

Fri 21 Oct

6:30pm
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Waiheke Island – Waiheke Island Community Cinema

Sun 9 Oct

5:00pm

Blenheim – Top Town Cinemas

Sat 12 Nov

6:45pm

Sun 13 Nov

6:45pm

Christchurch – Alice Cinematheque

Wed 2 Nov

6:00pm
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Dargaville – Anzac Theatre

Sun 16 Oct

5:30pm
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Dunedin – Rialto Cinemas

Sun 16 Oct

6:00pm
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Gisborne – Dome Cinema

Sat 12 Nov

7:00pm

Hokitika – Regent Theatre

Tue 2 Nov

7:30pm
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Sun 6 Nov

4:00pm
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Kaitaia – Te Ahu

Thu 27 Oct

5:30pm

Fri 28 Oct

5:30pm

Sun 30 Oct

5:00pm

Martinborough – Circus Cinema

Sun 16 Oct

4:00pm

Wed 19 Oct

6:00pm

Sat 22 Oct

4:00pm

Mon 24 Oct

3:30pm

Wed 26 Oct

4:00pm

Nelson – Suter Cinema

Sat 3 Dec

7:30pm
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Sun 4 Dec

7:30pm
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New Plymouth – 4th Wall Theatre

Thu 20 Oct

7:00pm
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Pahiatua – Regent Upstairs

Sat 22 Oct

7:30pm

Sun 23 Oct

7:00pm

Mon 24 Oct

5:30pm

Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Wed 4 Jan

7:30pm

Tauranga – Rialto Tauranga

Sun 30 Oct

5:30pm
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Te Awamutu – Regent Theatre

Tue 22 Nov

6:30pm

Mon 28 Nov

6:30pm

Paekakariki – Finns Paekakariki

Sun 16 Oct

6:30pm

Sun 30 Oct

6:30pm