Directed by Zoe McIntosh 15 minutes
New Zealand. 2017. In English. Starring David Lolofakangalo Rounds, Joe Folau, Lena Regan
Eight-year-old Jesse lives in a twilight world of sadness and silence, squeezed into a tiny caravan with his grief stricken father. They’re in limbo, existing more than living. The child intuitively understands that looking forward is harder than looking back, and that’s where life happens. But they are stuck, until an accidental friendship with a V8 driving Transsexual unlocks the means for Jesse to liberate his father and himself.
Screening as part of Shorts Program 2017.
- 2017 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
2017 Tribeca Film Festival, USA
- 2017 Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
- 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival
About the Film's Director
After completing a Fine Arts degree at Ilam, Zoe McIntosh wrote and directed the feature-film documentary Lost In Wonderland. A potent exploration of one man’s search for justice and identity, the film received international acclaim and was awarded Best Documentary at the NZ Film & TV Awards in 2010. Also in 2010, Zoe’s first short film Day Trip was selected for the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was was a finalist for Best Short Film at the 2010 NZ Film & TV award. It was awarded Best Performance in a Short Film. She was also awarded the 2011 SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year. As a commercials director she was awarded The Cannes Lions young director award 2013. Her feature docu-comedy The Deadly Ponies Gang was a hit at the New Zealand International film festival and went on to screen at the New York Rooftop film festival. Living Like Kings, a short doco which followed a group of homeless people who found themselves living in unexpected luxury after the Christchurch earthquakes. It became a Vimeo staff pick, shot of the week, and went on to screen in international film festivals. Zoe continues to direct commercials and docos and is developing ideas for feature films.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM Valley Premiere
Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton
Director: Zoe McIntosh Producer: Hamish Mortland Writers: Costa Botes, Zoe McIntosh Cinematographer: Marty Williams Editor: Annie Collins