Length: 20 mins
Return to Fable Grove is a psychological thriller with a twist of puppetry and 80’s nostalgia, exploring complex themes of family dynamics, false memories and mental health. 26 years after the popular children’s puppet show Welcome to Fable Grove was pulled from air, we meet 39-year-old Eli Walker, a broken and isolated man. After learning of his mother’s death, Eli returns to his childhood home to find the world and characters of Welcome to Fable Grove waiting for him. As he wanders deeper and deeper into the house, we explore Eli’s psyche and warped reality; soon realising that Eli has been suppressing a chilling and traumatic childhood memory.
Length: 15 mins
Fish Upon A Star is a short, live action film for children. A lonely fisherman seeks comfort from fishing for the stars to make them his own. Ultimately, he finds his greed has emptied the sky for others, and he must make right his wrongs in order to heal.
Length: 5 mins
Kiwis Can Fly is a fun and adorable 3D animated mini series for young children which follows a determined little kiwi named Kōri who dreams of flying through the trees of Punanga Park. Unfettered by the restrictions of his anatomy, Kōri endeavours to be the first kiwi to fly ever!
With his innate DIY know-how and the help of his best friend Moemoe the takehē, Kōri believes he can cure his flightlessness with a little Kiwi ingenuity.
Kōri the kiwi is a true embodiment of what it means to be a young New Zealander, or ‘Kiwi kid’, with big dreams and the determination to achieve them. Portrayed in the form of New Zealand’s iconic bird, Kōri is a playful, joyful and not to mention extremely cute kiwi chick attempting to ‘take off’ in a big world and prove that kiwis can fly.
Length: 30 mins
A three-part observational documentary series, The Muse Project focuses on New Zealand creative practitioners and the unique artistic experiences that occur as a result of a single source of inspiration - the muse - the conduit between the creator and their art. Exploring the work of makers, Dr Bridget Johnson, Bonnie Howland and Carl Gifford, The Muse Project delves into the beauty and struggles of each artist’s process, the deeper concepts within creating and, more broadly, the inspirations for creative practice.
Length: 8 mins
Ngeru is a 2D Platformer/Turn Base battle style video game demo in which the player plays as a cat called Ngeru. Ngeru has two levels: these include one tutorial heavy level in the real world and one level in a fantastical world in which cats rule.
Length: 8 mins
Flourish is a game for children to colour in native plants and make a unique ecosystem. The friendly dinosaur will eat the plants and turn rainbow coloured. This game is short and fun for small children.
Length: 15 mins
Raspberry and Coke is a short, Kiwi-based drama film that tracks the reconnection of estranged siblings Nina and George. Through rich storytelling and visuals, this character-driven story explores vulnerability, abandonment, and the complexities of family relationships. Raspberry and Coke aims to challenge media stereotypes and social expectations to reflect authentic human experiences.
Length: 3 mins
Silverware is a 2D short animation for ages 6 and above. It follows Ray, a musically creative teen, who discovers there may be something more magical to his guitar than just being able to play music.
Length: 40 mins
Exploring the impacts climate change is having on our world, Subject to Change is a collection of interviews and personal stories from across the Pacific in the form of a documentary film. The film both provides an insight into the New Zealand response to the global objectives set by the Paris Agreement, and shares the intimate true stories from Batiki Island, on the front line, in a truthful and evocative way.
A bizarre ad campaign run by purveyors of questionable content, SafeTravel tells the tale of Clark The Safe Travel Guy as he puts his career and repuation on the line by hiring a 'modern' advertising company to promote his brand. However, the risk becomes severe when Clark realises these guys have no idea what they're doing.