Aidee Walker; & The Good Kuntz at 48Hours
I've wanted to interview Aidee Walker ever since Friday Tigers/ Ngā Taika o Rāmere, which she wrote and directed, won both major prizes in the Ne…
Ghazaleh Golbakhsh; & The Waking Dream Collective
It's been thrilling to observe some new trends among New Zealand women who write and direct film. Over the last few years, more of them (us) are…
Hash Perambalam and 'Not Like Her'
I’ve emerged (briefly) from researching the 1930s and 1970s. Freshly aware how quickly women writers and artists and their histories are lost. Not o…
Christina Andreef, a director who has returned to New Zealand to work at the New Zealand Film Commission. She worked for Jane Campion for five years, from Sweetie to The Piano, wrote and directed three prize-winning shorts: Excursion To The Bridge of Friendship (In official selection at Sundance & Cannes), The Gap (Sundance & Telluride) and Shooting The Breeze (Sundance & Berlin). Her feature Soft Fruit was her fourth invited to Sundance, screened in Critics’ Week in Cannes.
Native Peoples, Global Films: the Maoriland Film Festival
In the Maoriland Film Festival program notes, the mihi or welcome dedicated the inaugural festival to the memory of Aunty Borgia, a formidable figure in the local Maori community who appeared onscreen in one of the festival’s most warmly received films, The Lawnmower Men of Kapu. One of 55 short films programmed alongside nine features, […]
Interview: Show Me Shorts directors
As Show Me Shorts treats New Zealanders to another top-notch selection of short film programming, we asked four directors whose work features this year to share their thoughts on the short film format. Read on to hear from Aidee Walker, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Lauren Jackson and Linda Niccol. In your opinion, what is the appeal […]