Gaiety Theatre 12 pm Sunday June 2
Director Becs Arahanga, Writer Becs Arahanga, Producers Kath Akuhata-Brown, Sharlene George
17 minutes, New Zealand, Short
The story of one young woman’s rite of passage as she steps into her destiny. Cast: Amy Kahumako Rameka, Jared Rawiri. Language: Māori.
Director Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Writer Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Producer Sarah Cook
12 minutes, New Zealand, Short
9-year-old Ani drifts into a land of play and make believe after her mother runs out on the family - leaving Ani and her father to fend for themselves. Disconnected from each other, Ani and her father try and maintain a semblance of routine. Ani gives up on her phantom mother, and finds her father alone. She holds him. Ani knows mum is not coming back. Cast: Isabella Evans, Maaka Pohatu.
Director Briar Grace-Smith, Writer Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Producer Jaimee Poipoi, 13 minutes, New Zealand, Short
When a young woman is released for 24 hours from jail and is taken to a party by her brother, she’s forced to confront events from the past. Cast: Darneen Christian.
Director Jeremiah Tauamiti, Writer Jeremiah Tauamiti, Producer Ngaire Fuata, 17 minutes, New Zealand, Short
Solo, a young Samoan interpreter for a Native Court in Colonial, New Zealand Samoa, does what he thinks is best for his people and at times lies as he translates. Cast: Vito Vito, Ana Tuisila, Peter Hayden, Tuiasau Uelese Petaia. Language: English, Samoan.