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Six Films Announced for Someday Stories 2018

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05 March 2018

Six films have gone into production for Someday Stories 2018, the second series of sustainability-focused short films by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand.

The completed films will each be 8-12 minutes and are being made in the first half of 2018 by six production teams aged 22 to 29.

They will be screened by Stuff, Māori Television On Demand, The Wireless and Thecoconet.tv.

The initiative is supported by NZ On Air, Te Māngai Pāho, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop.

Here are the six films.

DISORDER
An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.
Genre: Documentary
Producer: Olivia Mahood
Director: Miryam Jacobi

FOODIE
Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.
Genre: Drama
Producer: Florence Lam
Director/Writer: Mia Maramara

BLOOM
A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?
Genre: Drama
Producer: Orion Holder-Monk
Director/Writer: Lucy Cuthbert

I AM WARU
A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.
Genre: Documentary
Producer/Director: Angela Cudd
Co-Producer: Holly Van der Park

REPUGNANT
Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.
Genre: Comedy
Producer: Arielle Sullivan
Director/Writer: Kyan Krumdieck

UAPOIFALEMALU
Pylons, telephone poles and the songs we sing from home.
Genre: Documentary
Producers/Directors: A, L & T