Short of the Week

New Zealand

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Zoe McIntosh / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

The Christchurch Earthquake left the majority of its population devastated, but for a small group of homeless people, disaster brought about new and luxurious living opportunities—a taste of what it’s like to live like a king.

Documentary about Conquest in Live-Action
Alex Sutherland / 3 min / New Zealand / 2014

In 1980, with a healthy mix of imagination, balls and roughly-remembered Newtonian physics, a Kiwi bloke jumped off a bridge and started a worldwide phenomenon.

Drama about Survival in Live-Action
Campbell Hooper / 9 min / New Zealand / 2014

When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground.

Dark Comedy about The End in Live-Action
Michael Duignan / 17 min / New Zealand / 2013

Darby Duncan is convinced he will die on his Ten Thousandth Day. But when he meets Arabella at the funeral of his cousin, things don’t quite go to plan.

Dark Comedy about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Alan Dickson / 10 min / New Zealand / 2013

A vengeful Easter bunny plots to steal Santa’s sack, and in the process, learns something about himself that will change Christmas forever.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action

Eight-year old Andy thinks he has superhuman abilities in this Cannes-honored film from New Zealand.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Shahir Daud / 16 min / New Zealand / 2011

The next of our online releases under the “Short of the Week Presents” banner, this astute and observational short film represents the epitome of the film festival-style.