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Sundance adds 3rd NZ co-pro

Jake Mahaffy’s US-NZ short AD 1363, The End of Chivalry is announced in Sundance’s Shorts selection, playing in the US Narrative programme.

Jake Mahaffy

Jake Mahaffy

1363 is one of three co-pro titles names in the US Narrative line-up, which also includes Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! , a prize winner in Cannes’ Cinéfondation programme last year.

Sundance’s 2015 shorts programmes, supported by YouTube, will present 60 titles plucked from a mere 8,061 submissions.

Per the Sundance release, the synopsis for Mahaffy’s short reads: “A little-known historical catastrophe leads to the definitive end of the era of chivalry and questing”.

Currently in China Mahaffy also has feature Free in Deed in post. It’s close to completion, as Mahaffy has a late January deadline to get it finished. Mahaffy took that project to Sundance’s 2005 Screenwriters Lab and 2006 Director Lab.

The announcement of the Shorts programme pretty much completes Sundance’s 2015 programme announcements. That clears the decks for the calendar’s other early-doors A list festival, Berlin, to begin to roll out its programme announcements.

The Sundance announcements featuring NZ titles are here (Slow West) and here (Turbo Kid).

Sundance runs 22 January – 1 February in Salt Lake City.

The titles selected for the Sundance Shorts programmes are:
 
U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
Actresses, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeremy Hersh)
A.D. 1363, The End of Chivalry, U.S.A., New Zealand (Director and screenwriter: Jake Mahaffy)
Color Neutral, U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Reeves)
Dog Bowl, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Gordy Hoffman)
Hugh the Hunter, U.S.A. (Director: Zachary Heinzerling, Screenwriters: Zachary Heinzerling, Jesse Soursourian)
A Million Miles Away, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jennifer Reeder)
Mulignans, U.S.A. (Director: Shaka King, Screenwriters: Shaka King, Kristan Sprague)
Myrna the Monster, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ian Samuels)
Oh Lucy!, Japan, Singapore, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Atsuko Hirayanagi)
Pink Grapefruit, U.S.A. (Director: Michael Mohan, Screenwriters: Michael Mohan, Chris Levitus)
Rabbit, France, U.S.A. (Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Screenwriters: Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre, Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold)
SMILF, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Frankie Shaw)
Stop, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Reinaldo Marcus Green)
Superior, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Erin Vassilopoulos)

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
Back Alley, France (Director and screenwriter: Cécile Ducrocq)
The Chicken, Germany, Croatia (Director and screenwriter: Una Gunjak)
Daytimer, United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Riz Ahmed)
Followers, United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Tim Marshall)
Great Northern Mountain, Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Amanda Kernell)
Greenland, Israel (Director and screenwriter: Oren Gerner)
Hole, Canada (Director and screenwriter: Martin Edralin)
I am Hong Kong, China (Director and screenwriter: Flora Lau)
The Little Deputy, Canada (Director and screenwriter: Trevor Anderson)
Out of Sight, United Kingdom (Director: Nick Rowland, Screenwriter: Joe Murtagh)
Russian Roulette, United Kingdom (Director: Ben Aston, Screenwriter: Oli Fenton)
Saturday, United Kingdom (Director: Mike Forshaw, Screenwriters: Mike Forshaw, Greg Forshaw)
Spring, Mexico (Director and screenwriter: Tania Claudia Castillo)
Take Me, Canada (Directors and screenwriters: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin)
VOLTA, Greece (Director and screenwriter: Stella Kyriakopoulos)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS
The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers, U.S.A. (Director: Michael T. Vollmann)
Abandoned Goods, United Kingdom (Directors: Pia Borg, Edward Lawrenson)
The Collectors: Beekeeping, U.S.A. (Director: Steven Cantor)
Every Day, U.S.A. (Director: Gabe Spitzer)
The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul, Australia (Director: Kitty Green)
Hotel 22, U.S.A. (Director: Elizabeth Lo)
It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise, U.S.A. (Director: Matt Wolf)
Making it in America, U.S.A. (Director: Joris Debeij)
{THE AND} Marcela & Rock, U.S.A. (Director: Topaz Adizes)
Midnight Three & Six, U.S.A. (Director: Joe Callander)
Object, Poland (Director: Paulina Skibińska)
One Year Lease, U.S.A. (Director: Brian Bolster)
Papa Machete, U.S.A. (Director: Jonathan David Kane)
Pop-Up Porno: f4m, Canada (Director: Stephen Dunn)
Pop-Up Porno: m4f, Canada (Director: Stephen Dunn)
Pop-Up Porno: m4m, Canada (Director: Stephen Dunn)
Serenity, U.S.A. (Director: Jack Dunphy)
Starting Point, Poland (Director: Michał Szcześniak)

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
Bath House, Sweden (Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Screenwriter: Jerker Virdborg)
Beach Flags, France (Director and screenwriter: Sarah Saidan)
The Horse Raised By Spheres, U.S.A., Ireland (Director and screenwriter: David OReilly)
Mynarski Death Plummet, Canada (Director and screenwriter: Matthew Rankin)
OM Rider, U.S.A.(Director and screenwriter: Takeshi Murata)
Palm Rot, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ryan Gillis)
Storm hits jacket, France (Director and screenwriter: Paul Cabon)
The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal, U.S.A. (Directors: Christina Felisgrau, Ronnie Rivera, Screenwriters: Ronnie Rivera, Bernardo Britto)
Symphony no. 42, Hungary (Director and screenwriter: Réka Bucsi)
teeth, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Hungary (Directors and screenwriters: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown)
Tupilaq, Denmark (Director and screenwriter: Jakob Maqe)
Two Films About Loneliness, United Kingdom (Directors and screenwriters: William Bishop-Stephens, Christopher Eales)
World of Tomorrow, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Don Hertzfeldt)

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