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Someday Stories - Series 1 (2017)

Six short takes on sustainability by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand.
Supported by NZ On Air, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop.

Drop Down Globe

Shakespeare as you've never seen her: remixed, remastered, and rediscovered.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Producer/Director/Writer: Stella Reid
Co-Producer: Laura Robinson
Production Mentor: Catherine Fitzgerald

A Life Like This

A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Rating: PG
Genre: Animated Documentary
Producer/Director/Writer: Isaiah Tour
Production Mentor: Leanne Pooley


Two teens in an earthquake damaged city go on a journey to rediscover the life in the cracks.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama
Director/Writer: Ellen Jones-Poole
Producer: Hannah Toulson
Production Mentor: Gillian Ashurst

When We Speak

Three young poets navigate their identity through spoken word poetry.

Rating: G
Genre: Spoken Word / Dance
Producer / Director: Miliama Setefano
Writers: Zechariah Soakai, Kyla Dela Cruz and Liam Jacobson
Production Mentor: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa


A young woman in a desperate situation finds unexpected compassion on a remote stretch of coastline.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama
Director/Writer: Alistair MacDonald
Producer: Sophia Seaton
Production Mentor: Fraser Brown


A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Maori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary
Producer/Director/Writer: Komako Silver
Co-Producer: Julie Zhu
Production Mentor: Kay Ellmers