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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: NARRATIVE

WHAKATIKI

Directed by Louise Leitch
SHORT NARRATIVE 12 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE 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.
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Narrative
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    12 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Maori
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Louise Leitch
  • Screenwriter:
    Bernadette Murphy
  • Producer:
    Melissa Dodds
  • Editor:
    Lala Rolls
  • Director of Photography:
    Martyn Williams
  • Production Designer:
    Nicole Spackman
  • Composer:
    Tom McLeod
  • Co-Producer:
    Bernadette Murphy
  • Primary Cast:
    Mabelle Dennison, Jim Moriarty, Jason Te Kare, Stephanie Matuku, Alyssa Mataiti, Christian Dennison

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
  • 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

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