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Whakatiki

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

New Zealand | 12 MINUTES | English, Maori |

WHAKATIKI

Kiri, an overweight Maori woman, takes a trip with family and friends to the Whakatiki River, where she spent many summers as a girl. The place awakens powerful memories for Kiri, and as her relationship rapidly crumbles, she is drawn to an unexpected outcome.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Louise Leitch

Louise Leitch grew up in Australia and graduated from Canberra University. At the age of 23, she was running an in-house production unit for the Australian government. She went on to direct close to 200 episodes of iconic Australian TV dramas before moving to New Zealand. Whakatiki is her second short film.
Production Designer
Nicole Spackman
Director
Louise Leitch
Director of Photography
Martyn Williams
Producer
Melissa Dodds
Composer
Tom McLeod
Co-Producer
Bernadette Murphy
Screenwriter
Bernadette Murphy
Primary Cast
Mabelle Dennison, Jim Moriarty, Jason Te Kare, Stephanie Matuku, Alyssa Mataiti, Christian Dennison
Editor
Lala Rolls

CONTACTS

Other
Louise Leitch
Picture the Difference
178 Round Hill Road, RD2 Rangiora, Canterbury 7472
Phone: +64 21 454 656
picturethedifference@attglobal.net
Sales Agent
Melissa Dodds
Floodlight Films Ltd
PO Box 15467 Miramar Wellington, 2063
Phone: +64 27 222 4082
mesah@xtra.co.nz