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05 AUGUST 2012

A Game with No Rules: rear projected Kiwi short film melodrama

"A trio of future Kiwi screen stars smoke, smoulder, steal – and worse – in Scott Reynolds' serpentine short noir. Kane (Marton Csokas) and his Zambesi–clad woman on the side (Danielle Cormack) set about ripping off Kane's rich wife (Jennifer Ward–Lealand) with bloody results. Writer/director Scott Reynolds and longtime partner in crime, cinematographer Simon Raby, serve notice of their talents – and inspirations – with heady lighting, deliberately shonky back projection, and opening titles right out of Hitchcock [Saul Bass inspired]. Muso Greg Johnson supplies the horns."

(NZ On Screen)

Fig.1 Scott Reynolds/Zee Films (1994), "A Game with No Rules" Aotearoa New Zealand, 35mm 16 minutes.

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CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
04 AUGUST 2012

La Vie En Rose (kiwi short film)

Fig.1 Anna Reeves (1994), "La Vie En Rose" (short film excerpt) Aotearoa New Zealand, 16mm 7 minutes.

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16mm1994 • Alex Cole-Baker • Anna Reeves • Aotearoa New ZealandAustralasia • catholic priest • cautionary taleidealism • Katie Wolfe • kiwi shortkiwi short filmskiwi shorts • La Vie En Rose (short film) • naivetynz short filmromance • rose (plant) • rose-coloured glasses • rose-tinted glasses • short film • slug • The Coming of Age of The New Zealand Short Film • Timothy Balme • Victoria Kelly

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
03 AUGUST 2012

Stroke: an individual struggles against a dehumanised mass

"Christine Jeffs made her directing debut with this lush, high end (35mm film, Dolby sound) short film. Dorothy (Fiona Samuel), a lone swimmer, luxuriates in tranquil bliss at a deserted pool – only to have her solitude rudely interrupted by a squad of swimmers. A wordless, strikingly choreographed conflict ensues as Dorothy attempts to assert herself against the dehumanised aggression of the swimmers. Stroke was invited to international festivals including Cannes and Sundance; and Jeffs went on to direct feature films Rain and Sunshine Cleaning."

(NZ On Screen)

Fig.1 Christine Jeffs (1994), "Stroke" (short film excerpt) Aotearoa New Zealand, 35mm 8 minutes.

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199435mmAotearoa New Zealand • assertiveness • Australasia • choreographed conflict • choreographies for camerachoreographychoreography of conflict • Christine Jeffs • dehumanisation • dehumanised aggression • Fiona Samuel • kiwi shortkiwi short filmskiwi shortsmoving imageNew Zealand on ScreenNZ On Screennz short film • Robin Laing • short filmsportswimmerswimmingThe Coming of Age of The New Zealand Short Film • tranquillity • wordless

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
01 AUGUST 2012

Film4 Scene Stealers: Sexy Biscuit

FIlm4 are running a competition whereby users recreate a favourite scene from a Film4–funded movie. I chose to recreate the opening of "Sexy Beast" in low–fi animation.

Fig.1 Francis Glenday "Sexy Biscuit", Country: New Zealand, Submitted: 31/07/2012, Recreating: Jonathan Glazer (2000) "Sexy Beast".

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animationAotearoa New Zealand • best new talent • biscuitfilm competition • Film4 channel • filmmakerfilmmaking • Francis Glenday • gingerbread man • independent filmmaking • Jonathan Glazer • kiwi short filmskiwi shortslow-budget filmlow-fi • micro budget • nz short film • original screenplay • ovenpaying homage • recreate a favourite scene • remake • Sexy Beast • short film • short film making • short film projects • short films • stealing a scene • under the gri

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Francis Glenday
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