Premiered in last year’s NZIFF, Hayden J Weal’s “love, sex and time travel of the brain” indie feature Chronesthesia is now off to China for the second time this year.
In June, the film (playing internationally as Love and Time Travel) screened in the Shanghai International Film Festival. Soon, it’ll be off to Hohhot (capital of Inner Mongolia) to compete at China’s peripatetic Golden Rooster Awards and One Hundred Flowers Film Festival. Michael Stephens of Stephens Lawyers and Jim He of the New Zealand China Film Festival were instrumental in bringing the movie to the attention of the festival, which He will attend.
The festival presents two sets of awards, the Hundred Flowers gongs being voted for by the public, the Golden Rooster gongs (aka ‘Expert Awards’) are voted for by industry professionals.
In recent years Alex Galvin’s Eternity and Roseanne Liang’s My Wedding & Other Secrets have also competed at the Golden Roosters.
Chronesthesia is distributed in Australasia by Madman and is represented in the rest of the world by WPE.