Love short films? The Best of Show Me Shorts Volume 1 DVD brings together 15 of our favourites from the 2006 and 2007 Show Me Shorts Film Festivals.

The beautifully crafted shorts traverse an eclectic range of subjects, from the worst of speed dating, through to killer hamsters and an animated retelling of the SS Wairarapa disaster.

This is what short filmmaking is all about: incredible stories brought together in a perfect little package.

So go back to where it all began, sit back and enjoy the stories that New Zealanders, and our neighbours across the ditch, continue to tell about our humanity, history and the perils of ouija boards…


  • Bad Dates (Grant Lahood)
  • Ray (Tony Mahony & Jannine Barnes
  • USO (Miki Magasiva & Tara Riddell)
  • Eating Sausage (Zia Mandivwalla & Annelise Coulam)
  • Thursday (Matthew Fallon & Marisa Martin)
  • Blue Willow (Veialu Aila-Unsworth)
  • Chop Off (Grant Lahood)


  • The Opposite of Velocity (dir. Michael Robinson)
  • Dead Letters (Paolo Rotondo)
  • Rose (Jo Hiles)
  • Night of the Hell Hamsters (Paul Campion)
  • Gravel 3000 (Makoto Taka oka & Anna Canton)
  • The Game (Christopher Johnson)
  • The King Boys (Christopher Clark)
  • A Very Nice Honeymoon (Jefff & Phill Simmonds)

Combined runtime 2 hours 30 minutes. Rated MA 15+

20.00 NZD (+5.00 NZD Shipping)

You can also purchase Volume 2 through MightyApe.co.nz or TheNile.co.nz