Six Films Announced for Someday Stories 2018

Six new short films by emerging New Zealand film-makers go into production.


Six films have gone into production for Someday Stories 2018, the second series of sustainability-focused short films by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand.

The completed films will each be 8-12 minutes and are being made in the first half of 2018 by six production teams aged 22 to 29.

They will be screened by StuffMāori Television On DemandThe Wireless and

The initiative is supported by NZ On AirTe Māngai Pāho, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop.

Here are the six films.

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.
Genre: Documentary
Producer: Olivia Mahood
Director: Miryam Jacobi

Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his traditional Chinese restaurant.
Genre: Comedy
Producer: Florence Lam
Director/Writer: Mia Maramara

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?
Genre: Drama
Producer: Orion Holder-Monk
Director/Writer: Lucy Cuthbert

A solo father is driven by his dark past to find an alternative way of parenting and discovers an answer in his Māori roots.
Genre: Documentary
Producer/Director: Angela Cudd
Co-Producer: Holly Van der Park

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to "cure" Fergis the pug of his homosexuality. 
Genre: Comedy
Producer: Arielle Sullivan
Director/Writer: Kyan Krumdieck

Pylons, telephone poles and the songs we sing from home.
Genre: Documentary
Producers/Directors: Anevili Tupuola Taualai and Lillian Hanly

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The Outlook for Someday

8 Mar 2018

The Outlook for Someday is New Zealand’s sustainability film project for young people.The Someday Challenge is for anyone up to age 24 to make a sustainability-related film, any genre, any length up to 5 minutes.