Eleven-year-old Utah gets dumped with his estranged dad for the day in this 2011 short film. Dad is the sole employee at a Northland rubbish dump. Utah is embarrassed by his Dad’s job and recycled gifts, but thanks to a trash tour and reversing lessons, gets to know him better. One of the first products of the NZ Film Commission’s Fresh Shorts scheme, the film won director Hamish Bennett a NZ Writers Guild award for Best Short Film Script.
New Zealand Short | 10 mins
Left alone with just her spiritual guides, a young girl upholds the prestige and sovereignty of the tribe in order to protect the land for generations to come. Due to her brave deeds, she is immortalised forever.
G | New Zealand Short | 15 mins
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Waitematā Local Board
NZ Film Commission