Blankets has been invited to screen at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 to September 2nd 2013.
Dancers, to be directed by Louise Leitch, has been greenlit by Executive Producer Robin Scholes (Once Were Warriors, Mr Pip) as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s Premiere Shorts program, which funds just six films a year.
“I’m very impressed and encouraged by the calibre of the team behind Dancers,” says Robin. “They have a terrific forward vision and I have no doubt that this short will assist them in achieving their first feature.”
Short film Blankets, directed by Louise Leitch, will have its world premiere at Palm Springs Shortfest June 18-24. Blankets has been included for presentation in the official line-up and has been selected as a featured film in the Festival’s Short Film Market. Louise Leitch will attend.
Mabelle Dennison last night won “Best Actress in a Short Film” at the New Zealand Film Awards for her portrayal of Kiri in Whakatiki. Congratulations Mabelle! So well deserved.
Whakatiki is one of 13 short films to screen in competition at the Hanoi International Film Festival. Louise Leitch is honoured to attend.
Post-production is well underway on Louise Leitch’s latest short film, Blankets, a teen romance/fantasy combining live action with stop-motion animation and CGI. Photo by Jessica Charlton with DOP Rob Marsh and cast members Leon Wadham and Carly Owen.
Amazing experience at “Pacific Meridian” in Vladivostok, where Whakatiki was one of only 10 short films chosen to screen in competition. Savvy audiences, hospitable hosts and an inspirational collection of fellow filmmakers. Thank you for the invitation!
Whakatiki is screening at Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia Missouri in October, in addition to Austin, Hawaii and ImagineNATIVE – wow!
I have been invited to attend the 10th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries – “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” to present Whakatiki – the only New Zealand film selected for competition in the Festival. An honour and a privilege.