INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Spencer Cook and Parker Smith’s ACT OF GOD “A raw Comedy exploring the friendship between a disabled man and his caregiver”

ACT OF GOD is a short film made by friends and co-directors Spencer Cook and Parker Smith. The pair met through friends and became roommates several years ago, their relationship eventually developed to where Parker became not only a caretaker but also a  creative partner. This film explores their friendship and important issues that people with disabilities must face on a daily basis, while remaining … Continue reading INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Spencer Cook and Parker Smith’s ACT OF GOD “A raw Comedy exploring the friendship between a disabled man and his caregiver”

INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -Harry Brandrick’s THE OUT “A Vulnerable Voice to the Voiceless”

THE OUT is a short film inspired by writer/director Harry Brandrick’s firsthand experience of his own fathers drug addiction and how it affected their livelihood. This poignant, personal drama recounts Liam’s (Allan Mustafa; BAFTA winning writer/actor) first day taking care of his young daughter since his release from a penitentiary.  This short shows Liam’s first 24 hours with his daughter, and his attempt to pick … Continue reading INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -Harry Brandrick’s THE OUT “A Vulnerable Voice to the Voiceless”

INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Alana Hutton-Shaw’s FINDING DAD “Finding Dad, Finding Yourself…”

Finding Dad is Alana Hutton Shaw’s directorial debut that showcases the writer/director’s talent with this pivotal short film inspired by real events in the directors life. This cleverly written, sentimental account documents a young woman’s journey of self discovery and her search for the true meaning of family. This cleverly written, sentimental account documents a young woman’s journey of self discovery and her search for the … Continue reading INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Alana Hutton-Shaw’s FINDING DAD “Finding Dad, Finding Yourself…”

PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST – RUSTLING DIRECTOR Tom Furniss “There’s always been a huge pressure in New Zealand to be a ‘bloke’ – strong, stoic and tough”

Director Tom Furniss’ RUSTLING shares a story of a domineering father who is pushing for his sons to be men before their time. This topical film introduces the young actors, Billy Cox and Eden Flynn, it also stars Seth Flynn (DC Comics Sweet Tooth). The film has been nominated for Best Live Action Under 15 Minutes at Palm Springs. We caught up with the talented director to … Continue reading PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST – RUSTLING DIRECTOR Tom Furniss “There’s always been a huge pressure in New Zealand to be a ‘bloke’ – strong, stoic and tough”

Director Josh Leong “Inside these detention centre’s, putting up a mask of bravery and masculinity is common among the children. There’s a reluctance to show fear, weakness, or anything that would label you a ‘chicken'”

Director Josh Leong‘s CHICKEN was inspired by true stories of real children Josh first met while volunteering in an NYC juvenile detention centre in the summer of 2021. This topical film will screen in competition at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Firstly congratulations on getting into Tribeca Film Festival, what a phenomenal achievement.  Thank you! It’s an incredible honour and I’m grateful for our wonderful … Continue reading Director Josh Leong “Inside these detention centre’s, putting up a mask of bravery and masculinity is common among the children. There’s a reluctance to show fear, weakness, or anything that would label you a ‘chicken’”