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NZ On Screen sporting new shorts for summer

NZ On Screen have added another couple of short films to their collection, again demonstrating that Kiwis can do that arty-farty stuff as well as anyone else.

Actor-turned-director Gregory King’s debut short, made in 1999, offers an experimental twist on the “fly on the wall” film with Pop. Here a handheld camera becomes the fly and the connection between three groups of modern city dwellers.

Pop won an ‘Outstanding Achievement in Video Production’ award at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Wellington is given the Baraka ‘time-scape’ treatment in this 2004 short film by Richard Sidey, made while studying at Massey University. There’s no characters or conventional narrative, but Aeon captures the life cycle of a city in a Koyaanisqatsi-like compilation of day and night-time scenes.

The tone poem won best student film at the American Conservation Film Festival 2007.

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