<em>Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2022</em>

Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2022

Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2022

The Sampler Session
  • Thu 27 Oct 2022
  • 7:30—9:35PM
  • Len Lye Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • Face coverings optional
  • General $15
  • Concession $12 for seniors, students, gallery friends and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking recommended
  • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

The Lye Cinema is proud to welcome the Show Me Shorts film festival back to New Plymouth, the festival is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival. It is a competitive Academy Awards-accredited festival that screens in more than 30 cinemas nationwide.

Enjoy a variety of highlights from this year’s Show Me Shorts Film Festival. These are some of the most cinematic short films that will make you laugh, gasp or think more deeply about our world and the people in it.

It’s all about the connections between us. Sometimes things go haywire, while at other times everything is in sync! Sit back and enjoy the ride with fast cars, fast humans, whimsical romance, family misunderstandings, competitive dads, and a practical joke gone awry.

There are nine short films:

Drama, 12 mins, New Zealand
Dir/Writ: Shelley Waddams
Prod: Georgia Hoskins-Smith

At a hearing school in the 1970s where sign language is banned; two Deaf girls risk it all to experience true friendship.

Drama, 15 mins, New Zealand
Dir/Writ: Mark Albiston
Writ: J. Patrick McElroy,
Prod: Sharlene George, Gal Greenspan, Andrew Mauger

A fourteen-year-old boy, whose Mum plans on selling his deceased Dad’s Datsun, decides to take his best friend and little brother on one last joyride.

Drama, 19 mins, the Netherlands
Dir: Thijs Bouman
Writ: Demian van der Wekken
Prod: Rosalien Hollestelle, Noa Zimmerman

When the Polish au pair goes grocery shopping, the mother of the family does not trust her enough to give her the PIN. The relationship is soured.

Coming of age, 13 mins, Ireland
Dir: TJ O'Grady Peyton
Writ: Ivan Cush
Prod: Ronan Cassidy, Greg Burrowes

On his routine night-time run, a struggling teenage boy comes across a semi-familiar figure, in a similar state of turmoil.

Drama, 17 mins, New Zealand
Dir/Writ: Maruia Jensen
Prod: Angela Cudd

When a construction worker from South Auckland loses the last connection he has with his dead Mum, he spirals into a state of depression, prompting an intervention from beyond the grave.

Drama, 13 mins, Singapore
Dir/Writ: Eysham Ali
Prod: Olivia Griselda

Nadia is an airport ground staff member who must deal with a stubborn elderly passenger who arrives late for check-in and insists on travelling.

Romance, 10 mins, New Zealand
Dir/Writ: Siobhan Marshall
Prod: Millen Baird, Florence Hartigan

An introverted shopkeeper forges a new friendship with the mystery man next door through a playful yet competitive game of dress-ups with their shop mannequins.

Comedy, 4 mins, Germany
Dir: Ole Micha
Writ/Prod: Daniel Grave

Competitive dads at the playground get into a stroller standoff when a sustainability argument escalates.

Dark comedy, 14 mins, Australia
Dir/Writ: Nash Edgerton
Writ: David Michôd
Prod: Michele Bennett

Rose Byrne stars as Sofie, a woman who loves pranks just as much as her partner Jack.


Total length: 124 min

Rating: M Drug use, offensive language & content that may disturb

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<em>Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2022</em>

Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2022

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