1: Giving Back
Daisy Thor-Poet, 5 minutes
A pre-teen director's whimsical short. Charming, joyful little story of a young girl's bike ride, celebrating adventure tourism
and her affection for the natural environment in the Wakatipu. Beautifully thought-provoking with simplicity and integrity.
2: The Backyard
Stefan Haworth, 3 minutes
"The idea is to have a trampoline, which is usually in the backyard and to place it in remote locations. With the tramp we had sourced we were able to easily take apart and transport in the back of the car to locations. We found a process that we could put the tramp together in a matter of minutes to make the sunset or certain light. Some locations weren't the safest of locations like the barge shoot with the tramp on a lean and moving each jump, surrounded by metal poles or holes. No injuries apart from the quite frequent stubbed toe caused from looking through the viewfinder." - Stefan Haworth
3: The Threat
Rick Gutzewitz, 3 minutes
‘The Threat’; produced and scripted by Grant Hensman, narrated by Craig Ferguson, filmed and edited by Rick Gutzewitz.. This documentary was made for the Wakatipu Wilding Control Group to raise public awareness of the wilding conifer impact on our local landscape.
Scott Kennedy, 9 minutes
Is a bike just a bike? Is it a toy, a tool, transportation or something more? 'Wheels' is a personal look into what riding a bike means to the filmmaker. First we look inside and then we look out.
5: Go for lunch! I mean, launch!
Gordon Laing, 15 minutes
"Take one part travelogue, one part documentary, mix-in a selection of local wildlife with some tasty snacks and you've got my attempt to witness one of the final Space Shuttle launches in Florida." - Gordon Laing (launch footage courtesy of NASA)
6: 80 Days / 8000 Photos
Trey Ratcliff, 6 minutes
"Remember back in the 1950's when you would invite neighbors over to see your vacation slides from your trip to the beach in Florida? Yes, I don't remember that either... But I bet it was a very boring evening... So I decided to make the same sort of thing, except one that would only appeal to people who are clinically insane." - Trey Ratcliff
7: Timothy George Pierce
Tim Pierce, 4 minutes
"I've been lucky enough to enjoy my fathers company a lot since he has retired. We're extremely close and last year, I decided to make this short film shot in a few days over the span of a month. Tim Pierce senior has lived a life that I admire and respect. I wanted to show how his days are now filled. From the mundane every day tasks, to him in his element and truly enjoying his spare time, and all the small details inbetween. It was quite an emotional effort, and my first attempt at any sort of short film outside of work. I hope it makes you want to spend more time with your dad. All of the locations that I filmed with him now seem a lot more special to me, I will always remember my father in these locations for the rest of my life." - Tim Pierce
8: Queen's Drive
Peter Elliston, 12 minutes
The Queens Drive is a very rough trail that winds around the steep slopes of The Remarkables. The film describes an initial trek around the trail in late winter that was unsuccessful because of the danger and then a return in summer that was successful.
9: Lycra Sux
Pete McInally, 12 minutes
"About 5 years ago I brought my son a downhill mountainbike and soon discovered I liked riding it as much as him.We started riding the jumps and this is my story of how dirt jumping has now become my obsession.Lycra Sux takes a light hearted look at progressing from nerdy cross country rider to downhill maniac as a 50 year old." - Pete McInally
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