With the Sundance programme now announced apart from those late additions festival often slip in at the last minute, Roseanne Liang’s short Do No Harm becomes the first and only NZ title selected for 2017, playing in the Midnight Shorts selection.
Do No Harm is one of 68 shorts named across narrative and doco programmes. Sundance’s shorts programmes are presented by YouTube, to which Liang is no stranger through her work on Flat 3 and the currently-releasing Friday Night Bites.
Sundance’s Midnight programme is the smallest of the five line-ups announced today, and also includes titles from Finland, France, Japan, Poland and the US.
Do No Harm is supported with funding from the NZFC’s Premiere Pathways. The film is having a speedy journey through post, having shot in August. Liang will make the trip to Utah with producers Hamish Mortland and Tim White.
Sundance runs 19 – 29 January.
Top image: On set for Do No Harm
Photo: Aaron Burgess