Show Me Shorts Film Festival is proud to present our 2019 programme.
We have scoured the world to find a selection of the best new short films for this year’s festival. The films span a wide variety of genres, styles and topics.
Sit back and enjoy some of the best and most vibrant short films from New Zealand and around the world.
This collection provides a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about.
The films feature a lost camel, a stolen moon buggy, a history lesson, a hijacked car, and a reluctant gnome.
Well-known local actors Alison Bruce, Miriama McDowell and Jeffrey Thomas feature in the films, along with singer-songwriter Finn Andrews and Hollywood players Jason Schwartzman and Jake Johnson.
Estimated total run time: 109 minutes.
America was not really discovered in 1492, yet soon after that date the name Amerigo started being used in relation to the American continent. This documentary explores the fake news around the fake discovery.
In the south of Tunisia, two football-fan brothers bump into a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border with Algeria. Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears.
A grumpy old man lives next door to a noisy family, who he hates. All he wants is peace and quiet, but when something happens to his neighbours he realises how much he cares about them.
A pregnant woman must fight for her life when she inadvertently becomes the victim of a violent initiation.
As a middle-aged married couple shop for a new bed, they begin to realise their bed might not be the only thing they’ve outgrown.
Music video, 3 mins, New Zealand
A vignette-style music video for Finn Andrews’ powerful ballad `One By The Venom’, which is all about the various ways one might end up meeting one’s maker.
An absurdist black comedy about Anders, who is different. But he doesn’t know that. Yes, he’s also gay, but that’s not the point here. There is also this thing that others see but he doesn’t.
In preparation for the moon landing in 1969, NASA sent a team of astronauts to the lunar landscapes of Iceland. Their high-tech training mission soon discovers what obstacles one can meet when facing… an Icelandic sheep farmer.