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Six Someday Stories Announced

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09 March 2017

Six films have gone into production for Someday Stories, a series of short films by young New Zealand film-makers.

The sustainability-focused films will be 8-12 minutes and are being made in the first half of 2017 by six production teams aged 20 to 29.

The films will be screened by The Wireless, Māori Television On Demand and Thecoconet.tv. They will also be entered into international film festivals.

Someday Stories is an initiative of The Outlook for Someday sustainability film project for young people. It is supported by NZ On Air, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop.

Here are the six films.

A Life Like This
A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Genre: Animated Documentary
Producer/Director/Writer: Isaiah Tour

Coast
A story about compassion and kindness towards a young woman in desperate need.
Genre: Drama
Producer: Sophia Seaton
Director/Writer: Alistair MacDonald

Drop Down Globe
Shakespeare on film and by females - remixed, rediscovered and reimagined.
Genre: Drama
Producer/Director/Writer: Stella Reid
Co-Producer: Laura Robinson

Fragmentary
One evening, two teens, a city to rediscover.
Genre: Drama
Producer: Hannah Toulson
Director/Writer: Ellen Jones-Poole

Ngā Hau e Whā
A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Māori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.
Genre: Documentary
Producer/Director/Writer: Komako Silver
Co-Producer: Julie Zhu

When We Speak
Three young poets navigate their identity through spoken word poetry.
Genre: Art House / Visual Essay
Producer / Director: Miliama Setefano
Writers: Zechariah Soakai, Kyla Dela Cruz and Liam Jacobson