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NZ short mentioned at Sunset

Raquel Roderick’s 18 minute short film Letter for Hope has been awarded an Honourable Mention Award at the Sunset Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Craig Hutchison will attend the May awards bash to collect.

Written by April Phillips, the film competed against a wide selection of international titles for awards in the Short film category at Sunset. The selection is the short’s fourth at an international festival this year, having previously played Ohio’s Bare Bones, Indiana’s River Bend and the somewhat warmer Sarasota Festival in Florida.

Letter for Hope is a contemporary and inspirational drama featuring actors Don Langridge, April Phillips, Lorae Parry and Jeremy Nelson. The themes of loss and reflection resolve in a motivational conclusion.


Letter for Hope trailer

Matt Sharp (Eternity, When Night Falls) was cinematographer. “We’ve proved again we do it better against higher budget productions and that New Zealanders punch above our weight. This is a proud moment and I am honoured to go and accept this award.

The Roxy Cinema in Wellington was the venue for the red carpet event preview screening the film which was professionally produced with a budget of $50,000 funded by CAS’n’OVA Productions.

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