The Sampler

Too hard to pick which films to see? We get it. This selection includes some of our most accessible, heart-warming, vibrant and fun 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 family ties, a misread psychic prediction, a kosher butcher in disguise, a couple of Game of Thrones stars, and the unexpected thrill of eating avocado on toast.

Estimated total run time: 91 minutes.
Rated M for sex scenes & offensive language.

Sybil’s Psychic Hotline

Comedy, 8 mins, New Zealand

World Premiere

Dir/Writ/Prod: Grant Lahood

In this dark comedy, Con decides the perfect way to cheer up her depressed and bedridden partner Bella is to call a clairvoyant phone line.


The Chop

Comedy, 17 mins, UK

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Lewis Rose

Prod: Daphnée Hocquard

A comedy about Yossi, a kosher butcher who loses his job, cannot find work at other kosher butcheries, and decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a halal butchery.


Adnyat

 


 

Drama, 15 mins, India

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Santosh Sopan Davakhar

Prod: Diksha Santosh Davakhar, Rajesh Sopan Davakhar

Adnyat is an eight-year-old boy who sets out on a journey that explores and borrows from a variety of religious customs, worshipping rituals, and traditions.


The Wall

 


 

Animation, 7 mins, Australia

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ/Prod: Nick Baker

Dir/Prod: Tristan Klein

This poetic animated film tells a tale of love and hope. A grandmother and her grandson flee their city, only to find a tall, endless wall blocking their path.


The World In Your Window

 


 

Coming of age, 15 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Zoe McIntosh

Writ: Costa Botes

Prod: Hamish Mortland

Eight-year-old Jesse is stuck in a tiny caravan with his grief-stricken father, until his accidental friendship with a V8-driving transsexual unlocks the means for their liberation.


Edith

 


 

Drama, 15 mins, UK

NZ Premiere

Dir: Christian Cooke

Writ: Ray Robinson

Prod: April Kelley, Sara Huxley, Fiona Neilson

Since his wife’s death, Jake has fallen into a life of isolation. He meets Shelia, who helps him see the light again. A hopeful drama starring Peter Mullan, Michelle Fairley and Robyn Malcolm.


Roger

 


 

Comedy, 8 mins, UK

NZ Premiere

Dir/Writ: Brendan Cleaves

Writ: Stuart Foreman

Prod: Alasdair Mitchell

Stephen (Seann Walsh) arrives home after six months in Mongolia to discover his best friend Roy (John Bradley) has replaced him with a ventriloquist’s dummy called Roger.


Laundry

Comedy, 10 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Becs Arahanga

Prod: Julian Arahanga, Kath Akuhata Brown

A happily married woman (Aidee Walker), with a busy family life, struggles to find an intimate moment with her partner. She discovers orgasmic pleasure in an unlikely place.


Screenings

 

Auckland Central – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

 

Wed 1 Nov 2:30 pm
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Sun 5 Nov 5:30 pm
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Devonport – The Vic

 

Fri 3 Nov 8:00 pm
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*Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Great Barrier Island – Barrier Social Club

 

Mon 13 Nov 7:15 pm

 

Matakana – Matakana Cinemas

 

Sat 18 Nov 6:30 pm
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* Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Pukekohe – Cinema 3 Pukekohe

 

Sat 4 Nov 6:30 pm * Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Waiheke Island – Waiheke Island Community Cinema

 

Sun 29 Oct 7:30 pm * World premiere screening with filmmaker intro

 

Christchurch – Alice Cinematheque

 

Sun 19 Nov 1:00 pm
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Wed 22 Nov 6:30 pm
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Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

 

Wed 24 Jan 7:30 pm

 

Wellington CBD – Embassy Theatre

 

Sun 12 Nov 6:30 pm
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Fri 17 Nov 4:30 pm
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Mon 20 Nov 6:30 pm
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Wed 22 Nov 4:30 pm
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Paekakariki – Finns Paekakariki

 

Sun 12 Nov 6:30 pm *Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Antarctica – Scott Base

 

Sun 19 Nov

 

Devonport – The Vic

 

Fri 3 Nov 8:00 pm
Book tickets
*Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Great Barrier Island – Barrier Social Club

 

Mon 13 Nov 7:15 pm

 

Matakana – Matakana Cinemas

 

Sat 18 Nov 6:30 pm
Book tickets
*Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Pukekohe – Cinema 3 Pukekohe

 

Sat 4 Nov 6:30 pm *Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Waiheke Island – Waiheke Island Community Cinema

 

Sun 29 Oct 7:30 pm *World premiere screening with filmmaker intro

 

Blenheim – Top Town Cinema

 

Sun 19 Nov 6:30 pm

 

Colville – Colville Town Hall, Colville Rd

 

Sat 25 Nov 7:30 pm

 

Dargaville – Anzac Theatre

 

Sun 5 Nov 5:30 pm
Book tickets

 

Dunedin – Rialto Cinemas

 

Sun 12 Nov 6:30 pm
Book tickets

 

Gisborne – Dome Cinema, Poverty Bay Club building

 

Sat 11 Nov 7:00 pm
Sun 12 Nov 7:00 pm

 

Kaitaia – Te Ahu

 

Sat 4 Nov 7:30 pm

 

Martinborough – Circus Cinema

 

Sat 11 Nov 6:30 pm

 

Nelson – Suter Theatre

 

Sat 18 Nov 7:30 pm
Sun 19 Nov 7:30 pm

 

New Plymouth – 4th Wall Theatre

 

Fri 10 Nov 7:30 pm

 

Pahiatua – Regent Upstairs

 

Sat 11 Nov 7:30 pm

 

Tauranga – Rialto Cinemas Tauranga

 

Sun 19 Nov 7:30 pm *Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Thames – Embassy Cinemas

 

Tue 28 Nov 7:30 pm

 

Wanaka – Ruby’s Cinemas

 

Sun 19 Nov 5:30 pm
Book tickets

 

Paekakariki – Finns Paekakariki

 

Sun 12 Nov 6:30 pm *Festival Director will introduce this session

 

Whangarei – Whangarei Film Society

 

Thu 16 Nov 6:00 pm