Short Film (in Post-Production)

The Waiting Room

An Iranian and an Israeli meet in a depressing institutional waiting room and realize they have more in common than they thought.

Director:

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh (IMDB)

Producer:

Craig Gainsborough

Short Film

Stay

June’s life is turned upside down when her parents relationship reaches a breaking point. Told through the eyes of the family dog, Stay is a one-shot short film that explores the tipping point in a young girl’s life.

Director:

Craig Gainsborough
Luke Thornborough (IMDB)

Producer:

Craig Gainsborough
Kat Glass (IMDB)

Festivals:

New Zealand International Film Festival
Giffoni Film Festival
Seoul Youth International Film Festival
Arohanui Film Festival

Short Film

Thicket

A reclusive teenage farmboy finds an unlikely source of inspiration to stand-up against his overbearing father.

Director:

Julian Vares (IMDB)

Producer:

Craig Gainsborough

In Association With:

New Zealand Film Commission (Website)

Festivals:

New Zealand International Film Festival
Winchester Film Festival

Short Film

Ten Thousand Days

Ten Thousand Days is the story of a man convinced that he will die on a specific day, who is disappointed when things don’t turn out the way he expected. Starring Benedict Wall and Morgana O’Reilly.

Director:

Michael Duignan (IMDB / Website)

Producer:

Nik Beachman (IMDB)
Craig Gainsborough

In Association With:

New Zealand Film Commission (Website)
Thick as Thieves (Website)

Festivals:

New Zealand International Film Festival
Show Me Shorts Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Short of the Week
Vimeo Staff Picks
Short and Sweet
Film Shortage

Short Film

Put Your Hands Together, Please

Jaded Arlette endures a barrage of art-speak as her posse saunters from her Artspace exhibition opening to Verona Cafe. When the ridiculous art theory of her partner leaves truth far behind, she challenges his cred, and a chase ensues. A drag queen with a pool cue comes to her rescue, and she (and the audience) get an unexpected lesson in how people’s identity is a performance.

Director:

Jane Sherning Warren (IMDB)

Producers:

Craig Gainsborough
Morgan Leigh Stewart (IMDB)
Hazel Gibson (IMDB)
Morgan Waru (IMDB)

In Association With:

K’Road Stories (IMDB)
Tuesday Best (IMDB)
NZ On Air (Website)

Short Film

Tide

Two best friends embark on a final night out together, but as the sun rises their friendship is put to the ultimate test.

Director / Writer:

Adam King (Website)
Thomas Sainsbury (IMDB)

Producer:

Craig Gainsborough
Roko Babich

Awards at NZ 48hr Film Festival:

Grand National Final Runner-up 2015
Best Cinematography – Roko Babich
Best Actress – Amanda Billing

Short Film

Hope's War

As World War 2 rages on the distant side of the world, Hope must stand up for her best friend, Anton, who is being bullied at school due to his German heritage.

Director:

Tanya Malan

Producer:

Craig Gainsborough
Christina Milligan (IMDB)