Writer/director: Mia Maramara
Producer: Florence Lam
Production Mentor: Oscar Kightley
Life through the lens of a child migrant.When six-year-old Florence arrives in New Zealand, she struggles to adjust to life in a land where there’s no congee for breakfast and a home where. Dad is always distracted.
Every year, more than 100,000 new migrants arrive to begin new lives in Aotearoa New Zealand, and all experience high expectations and multiple challenges. In Foodie, a short film released today, we share a child’s view of adjusting to life in another country – and the way in which food can be instrumental in bridging cultural differences and building friendships.
Foodie is based on the real-life story of film producer Florence Lam whose family moved to Auckland from Hong Kong in the ’90s. It is a Someday Story, a sustainability-focused short film by young New Zealand film-makers.
Someday Stories are produced by Connected Media with support from NZ On Air, The Body Shop, Te Māngai Pāho and the New Zealand Film Commission, in association with Stuff, Māori Television On Demand, The Wireless, and the coconet.tv.