ELLEN MELVILLE CENTRE, AUCKLAND CENTRAL,
11 aM saturday 29 JUNE
11 am Sci-Fi Shorts: Cosmic Adventures 13 min (Bailey Poching, NZ), Tiki X823 Thanks for all the Fish (Jason Tauoma, NZ), Kalewa (Mitchel Viernes, Hawaii)
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.
TIKI-X823: THANX FOR ALL THE FISH
Director Jason Taouma, Writer Jason Taouma, Producer Jason Taouma, 19 minutes, New Zealand, Short
In a distant future an explorer known as a Tiki, must rediscover a post apocalyptic Aotearoa in order to uncover the mystery of Experiment 823 which infects the mind with some form of virtual virus. Tiki-X823 balances the speaking of three languages Samoan, Tongan and Chinese to weave a rich tapestry of intrigue. Cast: Missy Pelu, Lai Tupuola, Lolo Fonua, Hi Yi. Language: Chinese, Samoan, Tongan.
Director Mitchel Viernes, Writer Mitchel Viernes, Producer Gerard Elmore, Erik Ries, Darrin Kaneshiro, James Charisma, Brian Watanabe, 16 minutes, United States, Short
In the future, a Hawaiian astronaut makes the next great leap for his planet, his family, and himself. Tonight is his last chance. Cast: Michael Hake , Kimo Kahoano, Danielle Zalopany, Jason Quinn, Lisa Barnes.