My Generation

Embrace your inner child with this family-friendly selection of short films. Let us take you on an adventure into space, across a Jurassic world, through the New Zealand bush, and inside a 2D poster. We’ll attend a children’s birthday party gone feral, and escape from a city made of cardboard. Suitable for adults and children of all ages.

Estimated total run time: 64 minutes.
Censorship rating to be advised. Please contact your cinema for details.

Fire in Cardboard City


Animation, 9 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Phil Brough

Writ/Prod: Matt Heath

Prod: Orlando Stewart

When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire, it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom.


All the Marbles


Fantasy, 18 mins, USA

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Michael Swingler

Writ/Prod: Carl Petersen

A little boy challenges a villainous bully to a game of marbles in a bizarre and fantastical world where marbles are as precious as gold.


In a Heartbeat


Animation, 4 mins, USA

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ/Prod: Beth David

Dir/Writ/Prod: Esteban Bravo

A young gay boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.


Little Things — Miller Yule

Music video, 4 mins, New Zealand

Writ: Lee Stapleton

Prod: Lauren Watling, Jess Rose

The music video for Miller Yule’s song ‘Little Things’ is as charming and full of warmth as the song. A couple of children’s party entertainers are mocked and ignored by their audience. Dir/Writ: Craig Murray


Citipati


Science fiction, 7 mins, Germany

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Andreas Feix

Prod: Francesco Faranna

A dinosaur tries to survive a cataclysmic meteorite strike on his planet. A beautifully realised and emotional story about the fragility of life in our universe.


Little Big Bang

Animation, 3 mins, New Zealand

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Jack Niederer

Prod: Aaron Wright

A scared young alien crash-lands on a desolate and unfamiliar planet. It has to survive the night and overcome its fear to make a new friend in a most unexpected way.


Post No Bills

Animation, 5 mins, Canada

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ/Prod: Robin Hays

Dir: Andy Poon

On a wall plastered with posters, Noodle Boy must make his way through a series of obstacles and challenges in order to save his crush, Miss Fortune, from the city’s clean-up crew.


Possum


Adventure, 16 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Dave Whitehead

Prod: Paul Murphy, Sadie Wilson

Two young brothers accompany their lumberjack father to a forest campsite. Together they hatch a plan to go hunting for a notorious possum named Scar.


Screenings

Auckland Central – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Sun 29 Oct

3:30 pm
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*NZ premiere screening with filmmaker intro

Mon 30 Oct

2:30 pm
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Sat 4 Nov

2:30 pm
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Christchurch – Alice Cinematheque

Sat 18 Nov

1:00 pm
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Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Wed 3 Jan

7:30 pm

Wellington CBD – Embassy Theatre

Sat 11 Nov

4:30 pm
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Wed 15 Nov

4:30 pm
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Sun 19 Nov

4:30 pm
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