Please enjoy a selection of our recent short films.
‘Gone' follows Sahil’s journey from freely hanging out with his friend’s, to a decision that changes their lives forever.
Ten students from Kelston Deaf Education Auckland, NZ, embarked on a journey of discovery learning through a series of film workshops guided by award winning deaf film Director Jared Flitcroft (New Zealand) and Choreographer Antonio Bukhar (Uganda). From content development to post production decisions and performing in the film, 'Gone' is their story.
A film about a one legged man and his three legged dog
At 19 years of age Renee Ball’s life flipped on its head.
Midway through a Bachelor of Dance Studies she contracted Guillain-Barré Syndrome paralysing her completely within a few days. Initially unable to even communicate, Renee spent the next five years rehabilitating and embracing her new normal through her abiding love of dance.
The phrase “can’t stop the music” exists for a reason. And that reason is Duncan Armstrong. Drumming is Like Thunder showcases one human’s showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behavior and his dream to perform in major cities around the globe.
This compelling short film is a moving tribute – in all senses of the word – to two very special people: Lusi’s foster parents, Mr and Mrs Jones who gave her the gift of language and the skills to communicate when she was very young.
Clouds pass by… breathe in, breathe out…
A living poem brought to life by Alexandra Smith. Lady Wordsmith is a journey where words give the freedom to fly beyond the restriction of ones’ physical form.
Exercise drills. Just get on with it! Shake a leg! Don’t complain! It’s good for you. The Big Adventure is based on Alex’s experience of participating in Outward Bound, which he says was one of the best things to happen to him. Even if it did involve 6am runs in the rain.
Jesse lost his dog long ago. One day he and his sister went hunting and his dog ‘Brown Ears’ wandered off. Jesse asked, ‘where is the dog?’ and his sister replied ‘maybe he went back home?’ So they went home but the dog wasn’t there. They searched and searched and couldn’t find him anywhere. Perhaps he was dead or was still wandering they thought. Nevertheless it was a very sad day for Jesse.
'Undertide' by Body Cartography is an exquisite, mesmerising feast where subtle movements guide the dancers from within: It is the experience of living in a body and raises questions around the body’s vitality and how we experience life from the inside out. Undertide is a live performance piece that incorporates film and is also a stand-alone short film.