The Sampler

Too hard to pick which films to see? We get it. This selection includes some of our most vibrant, fun and heart-warming shorts from New Zealand and around the world. It’s a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. The films on offer feature a first date, an imaginary friend, an identity crisis, a vindictive toilet, Temuera Morrison in boxing gloves, lots of dogs, cats, and a visit from the President. What’s not to like?

Estimated total run time: 87 minutes.
M Horror, violence, offensive language & sex scenes. Contact your cinema for details.

Meke


Drama, 8 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Tim Worrall

Prod: Piripi Curtis, Lara Northcroft

A trainer’s daughter arrives backstage during preparations for a boxing match, and threatens to destroy the relationship between fighter and coach.


Repugnant

Comedy, 12 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Kyan Krumdieck

Prod: Arielle Sullivan

Grace must prove that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to ‘cure’ Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.


Charmer

Romance, 12 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Judah Finnigan

Prod: Olivia Shanks

A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor.


Negative Space


Animation, 6 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata

Prod: Ikki Films, Manuel Cam Studio

An animated guide to packing, as narrated by a man whose dad taught him how. This touchingly evokes memories of their relationship.


Neko No Hi
(Cat Days)


Animation, 11 mins, Germany

Dir/Writ: Jon Frickey

Prod: Takashi Horiguchi, Jon Frickey

When Jiro feels sick, his dad takes him to the doctor. She diagnoses a surprising condition that challenges the boy’s identity.


The President’s Visit


Comedy, 19 mins, Lebanon

Dir/Writ: Cyril Aris

Writ: Mounia Akl

Prod: Marc Fadel, Valerie Martinez

In this fun Lebanese comedy of errors a small coastal town is turned upside down by the discovery of an impending secret visit from the President to a local soap shop.


Toilet

World Premiere

Fantasy, 7 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ/Prod: Simeon Duncombe

Prod: Steve Barr

A public toilet teaches one dirty customer the importance of cleanliness.


Twenty One Points


World Premiere

Buddy, 10 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Pete Circuitt

Prod: Rob Linkhorn

Josh Thomson and Robyn Malcolm star in this buddy movie about a grown man, his imaginary friend, and his mum who are all having a particularly challenging day.


Screenings

Auckland Central – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Sun 7 Oct

5:30 pm
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*World premiere screening with filmmaker intro

Fri 12 Oct

2:30 pm
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Tue 16 Oct

6:30 pm
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Devonport – The Vic Devonport

Fri 19 Oct

8:00 pm
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*Festival team will introduce this session

Great Barrier Island – Barrier Social Club

Mon 29 Oct

7:15 pm

*Festival team will introduce this session

Matakana – Matakana Cinemas

Sat 13 Oct

6:30 pm
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* Festival team will introduce this session

Pukekohe – Cinema 3 Pukekohe

Sun 4 Nov

3:30 pm
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* Festival team will introduce this session

Waiheke Island – Waiheke Island Community Cinema

Sun 7 Oct

7:30 pm

* Festival team will introduce this session

Christchurch – Alice

Sat 20 Oct

8:30 pm
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Wed 24 Oct

6:30 pm
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Colville – Colville Hall, Colville Rd

Fri 16 Nov

7:30 pm

Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Wed 23 Jan

7:30 pm

Wellington CBD – Light House Cuba

Sat 13 Oct

8:30 pm
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Thu 18 Oct

4:30 pm
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Sun 21 Oct

4:30 pm
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Pauatahanui – Light House Pauatahanui

Sun 14 Oct

6:30 pm
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*Festival team will introduce this session

Antarctica – Scott Base

TBDOct

TBD

Arrowtown – Dorothy Browns

Sun 28 Oct

5:30 pm
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Cambridge – Tivoli Cinema

Sat 27 Oct

6:30 pm
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Dargaville – Anzac Theatre

Sun 21 Oct

5:30 pm
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Dunedin – Rialto Cinemas

Sun 28 Oct

6:30 pm
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Gisborne – Dome Cinema, Poverty Bay Club building

Sat 13 Oct

7:00 pm

Kaitaia – Te Ahu

Sun 21 Oct

5:30 pm

Nelson – Suter Theatre, Suter Art Gallery

Sat 3 Nov

7:30 pm
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Sun 4 Nov

7:30 pm
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New Plymouth – 4th Wall Theatre

Thu 25 Oct

7:30 pm
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Napier – MTG Century Theatre

Sun 18 Nov

2:00 pm
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Picton – Picton Cinemas

Sat 27 Oct

7:30 pm
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Sun 28 Oct

7:30 pm
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Tauranga – Rialto Cinemas Tauranga

Sun 28 Oct

5:30 pm
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Thames – Embassy Cinemas

Tue 23 Oct

7:30 pm

Wanaka – Rubys Cinema

Sat 20 Oct

5:30 pm
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Sun 21 Oct

5:00 pm
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Whangarei – Whangarei Film Society

Thu 25 Oct

6:00 pm
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