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ALIEN: ORE (2019)

ALIEN: ORE (2019)

ALIEN: ORE

As the Alien franchise approaches its 40th anniversary, the legacy of Ellen Ripley continues to evolve and expand, with 20th Century Fox inviting a new generation of filmmakers to play with xenomorphs and other Weyland-Yutani Corporation intellectual property for a series of six online short films.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi horror film Alien (1979), six visionary filmmakers were selected to bring their Alien-inspired stories to life. From terrifying escapes, to Facehuggers and Xenomorphs, these captivating shorts brings forth an exciting new narrative for fans while paying homage to the original film.

As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family. Written and directed by the Spear Sisters.

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LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS (2019)

LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS (2019)

LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS (2019)

Series Director Tim Miller
Series Writing Credits Tim Miller
Series Producer David Fincher

Netflix vs David Fincher vs Tim Miller - an 18-part series spans sci-fi, fantasy, horror and dark comedy, with episodes between 5-15 minutes long each created by different animation teams from around the world. Each will feature a unique style, from 2D to photo-real 3D CGI.

Sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell - all converge in eighteen NSFW animated stories.

Presented by Tim Miller & David Fincher.

Love Death + Robots lands on Netflix March 15th.

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SAIL AWAY (2018)

SAIL AWAY (2018)

Sail Away (2018)

Jarman, co-directed by Ella Becroft and Tama, and produced by Ilai Amir of Votre Arme.

It tells the story of Kevin, a young man who works in Quality Control at the town sardine factory. One day, on hearing the call of the wild, Kevin remembers his childhood dream of becoming a deep-sea sailor, and decides to leave his old life behind and launch into the unknown. He begins to build a fantastical boat in his backyard, much to the disdain of his family and friends.

Sail Away is about following your dreams, and being true to yourself - even if it means ignoring what conventionally equates to a successful or meaningful life.

The film is inspired by the cinematic techniques and clowning style of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but in full colour and sound and with Tama's particular brand of humour. It's unique voice and style has captured the imagination of the New Zealand Film Commission as something fresh in the current landscape of filmmaking in New Zealand.

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THEODORA (2017)

THEODORA (2017)

THEODORA (2017)

Director: Abigail Greenwood
Writer: Kate Prior
Stars: Catherine Wilkin, Caitlin Bossley, Olivia Luxon

Alzheimers is pushing Meredith out of her home, but Theodora may not leave her kingdom.

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21 POINTS

21 POINTS

21 POINTS

Director - Pete Circuitt
Story - Pete Circuitt
Written by Pete Circuitt & Steve Best
Director of Photography - Dave Cameron
Robot Design, T.D & Execution - Dan Brown
Editor - Jared Kahi & Pete Circuitt.
Producer - Rob Linkhorn
Line Producer & Studio Local Manager - Tania Smiler
Executive Producers - Robin Scholes & Andrew Adamson

Cast
Alan - Josh Thomson
Gary - Rohan Glynn
Mum - Robyn Malcolm

SHADOW CUT (2018)

SHADOW CUT (2018)

SHADOW CUT (2018)

Writer/Director: Lucy Suess
Producer: Johnny Lyon

A day skipping school sets 13 year old boy and girl on a journey into the night, where they discover what they need - a shadow cut.

LUCIFEROUS (2017)

LUCIFEROUS (2017)

LUCIFEROUS (2017)

Director: Luke Thyme
Producer: Magnus Aaby
Company: Media Design School

The extremely heartwarming tale of a small glowing sphere deep under the ocean.

COLD FISH (2017)

COLD FISH (2017)

COLD FISH (2017)

Director: David Hay
Writer: Emma Schranzn
Stars: Jeffrey Thomas, Oscar Cameron, Rosella Hart

An old man wants to commit suicide but a young boy stops him. Not because he wants to save him but because he wants him to do the deed

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Do No Harm (2016)

Do No Harm (2016)

Do No Harm (2016)

Director: Roseanne Liang
Writer: Roseanne Liang
Stars: Jacob Tomuri, Steven A. Davis, Tim Wong

An action-packed Kiwi film featuring thugs vs surgeons and guns vs scalpels. Set in a fictional Chinese city, the film follows a group of hospital staff carrying out a late-night, emergency operation, when violent thugs storm the theatre and the surgeon is forced to break her physician's oath.

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Kitten Witch (2016)

Kitten Witch (2016)

Kitten Witch (2016)

Director: James Cunningham
Writer: James Cunningham
Stars: Delaney O'Hara, Anthea Hill, Campbell Cooley

A precocious kitten wants to be a witch's familiar and must pass a test or she will forever be just simple cat, but the witch sees something in the kitten she does not expect.

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Possum (2016)

Possum (2016)

Possum (2016)

Director: Dave Whitehead
Writers: Dave Whitehead
Stars: Taungaroa Emile, Duane Wichman-Evans, Te Ahitaewa Hakaraia-Hosking

Possum is a glimpse into a slice of kiwi (New Zealand) culture that is at the core of many New Zealanders. Like many others from the East Coast of the North Island in the 70’s, my father Wallace Whitehead, often took up contracts fencing, shearing or scrub cutting. I guess the money was ok, but it was certainly hard labor. It also often meant staying on site away from the family during the week. I remember how excited we were with dad coming home on Fridays with a big hug and bristles on his unshaven face.

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The World in Your Window (2016)

The World in Your Window (2016)

The World in Your Window (2016)

Director: Zoe McIntosh
Writers: Costa Botes, Zoe McIntosh
Stars: Joe Folau, Lena Regan, David Lolofakangalo Rounds

Looking forward is harder than looking back.

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Splendor & Misery (2016)

Splendor & Misery (2016)

Splendor & Misery (2016)

Director: Patrick Kennelly
Writer: Patrick Kennelly
Stars: Luis Dalmasy Jr., Pegah Rashti, Christopher Fleeger

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Ten Thousand Days (2012)

Ten Thousand Days (2012)

Ten Thousand Days (2012)

Director: Michael Duignan
Writer: Michael Duignan
Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Benedict Wall

Darby Duncan is convinced he will die on his Ten Thousandth Day. But when he meets Arabella at the funeral of his cousin, things don't quite go to plan.

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Ellen Is Leaving (2012)

Ellen Is Leaving (2012)

Ellen Is Leaving (2012)

Director: Michelle Savill
Writer: Martha Hardy-Ward
Stars: Tai Berdinner-Blades, Jack Sergent-Shadbolt, Rose Young

On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend a new girlfriend.

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Munted (2011)

Munted (2011)

Munted (2011)

Director: Welby Ings
Writer: Welby Ings
Stars: Ella Edward, Phil Peleton, Tammy Lee

Innocence and prejudice weave together in a child’s story of betrayal.
Munted is an unusual story about an accusation of pedophilia and its terrible consequences. Set in 1961 in a remote rural community, it tells the story of a ten-year old girl and her friendship with a brain damaged artist. Told through erosions between film and drawing the film is a lyrical and brutal account of the cost of rumour and prejudice.


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Zero (2010)

Zero (2010)

Zero (2010)

Director: Leo Woodhead
Writer: Leo Woodhead
Stars: Emily Barclay, Hunter Macdonald, Erroll Shand

A volatile teenager struggles to detach himself from the influence of his imprisoned father.

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