Made to Move

And… action! The camera rolls for this fast-paced collection of short films. The stories centre around movement of people, a piano, and a stolen purse. High-energy action sequences are contrasted with the concentrated expression of sporting prowess. These films will keep you on your toes.

Estimated total run time: 85 minutes.
Rated R16 for violence & offensive language.

铁手 (Iron Hands)

Drama, 11 mins, USA/China

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Johnson Cheng

Prod: Tianqi Zhuo, Felicity Wang, Xixi Wang

As a 12-year-old girl prepares to try out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese Youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym’s reclusive groundskeeper.


Drama, 11 mins, New Zealand

World Premiere

Dir/Writ: Ben Walton

Prod: Arielle Sullivan

A rugby-mad father fears his son might not be recruited into the national Under 20s team when he insists on bringing his boyfriend to practice.

Do No Harm

Action, 12 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Roseanne Liang

Prod: Hamish Mortland, Tim White

3am. 1980s Hongjing. In an ageing private hospital, a single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath when violent gangsters storm in to stop a crucial operation.

Girl at the Door

Drama, 12 mins, South Korea

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ/Prod: Joo-sung Song

Hye-ri is learning kick-boxing. She practises the armbar manoeuvre to fend off her drunk father’s abusive behaviour.

Ostoja Will Move Your Piano

Drama, 15 mins, Serbia/Montenegro

NZ Premiere

Dir: Sandra Mitrovic

Writ: Sandra Mitrovic, Masa Clark

Prod: Sandra Mitrovic, Vesna Boskovic

Ostoja is a legendary piano mover from Belgrade. Today his work becomes a series of increasingly complex and comical moves.

Through the Supermarket in Five Easy Pieces

Dance, 9 mins, Finland

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Anna Maria Joakimsdottir-Hutri

Prod: Petteri Lehtinen

A delightful dance film about a family trying to navigate their weekly grocery shopping trip without disintegrating or losing anyone.

Renters — Lake South

Music video, 4 mins, New Zealand

Dir: Linsell Richards

Dir/Writ: Lake McKenna

Prod: Poor Sailors Arts Collective

The Lake South song ‘Renters’ is an introspective tune about the New Zealand housing crisis. This music video features the Straight Outta Roskill Crew rolling on pimped-out BMX bikes.

Just Go!

Action, 11 mins, Latvia

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ/Prod: Pavel Gumennikov

Writ: Laura Lapina

Just is a young man who lost his legs in an accident, but this doesn’t stop him from giving chase when his crush Ieva has her bag stolen. A fast-paced action film inspired by a true story.


Auckland Central – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Wed 1 Nov

6:30 pm
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*World premiere screening with filmmaker intro

Thu 2 Nov

8:30 pm
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Sat 4 Nov

8:30 pm
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Christchurch – Alice Cinematheque

Fri 17 Nov

8:30 pm
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Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Sat 13 Jan

7:30 pm

Wellington CBD – Embassy Theatre

Mon 13 Nov

6:30 pm
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Thu 16 Nov

4:30 pm
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Sat 18 Nov

8:30 pm
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Tue 21 Nov

4:30 pm
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