NEW VOICES SHORTS
Kahungunu Marae 12.30 pm Saturday June 1
Director/Writer/Producer Philly Kingsford-Brown/Metekingi, 5 minutes, New Zealand, Short
A film about a young girl who learns about the importance of Te Reo and her elders in an unfortunate way.
Cast: Maizy Kingsford-Brown, Whare Akuhata. Language: Māori.
Director Tosca Christie, Producer Tosca Christie, 12 minutes, New Zealand, Documentary, Short, Student
Undercurrents is about three people's personal connection to New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato. It shows three different sides to the river. Undercurrents explores the light and dark, the twists and turns of the mighty Waikato.
Director Bailey Poching, Writer Bailey Poching, Producer Maronui Taimana, 13 minutes, New Zealand, Short, Student
Kent Lasershaft is a superhero for the ages. A defender of the weak and hero of the innocent. He’s also the creation of Kent Edwards, a quiet nerd who finds solace in his fantasy creation: the world of Cosmic Adventures! Cast: Kurt Utai-Laurenson, Bryn Henry.
Nancy From Now On
Director Keely Meechan, Writer Keely Meechan, Producer Alesha Ahdar, Keely Meechan, 19 minutes, New Zealand, Short, Student
Nancy From Now On is a coming-of-age film about a young Māori boy with a burning desire to become a Drag Queen. Cast: Bailey Poching, Taungaroa Emile, Wilson Downes. Language: English, Māori.