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Someday Stories - Releasing 5 September

A series of six sustainability-focused short films   
by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand.

The six films for Series 3 (2019) have now been commissioned and announced

The completed films will be screened by StuffMāori Television On DemandRadio NZ and The

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

The Six Films

The Social
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Finn, desperate to escape his nightmarish high school disco, finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heart-breaking sacrifice.
Writer/Director: Conor Bowden
Producer: Olivia McClymont

2D Love
Genre: Documentary
Synopsis: A young Kiwi fed up with dating falls in love with a two-dimensional character from his favourite anime show.
Writer/Director: Abigail Egden
Producer: Gemma Knight

Sons of Blackbird
Genre: Drama/Spoken Word
Synopsis: Poet Lastman So’oula reflects on his days working a factory line and feelings of mistreatment and exploitation, with references to "blackbirding", the practice of kidnapping of Pacific Islanders to be used as forced labour. 
Writer/Director: Onehou Strickland
Producer: Lance Loughlin

800 Lunches
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: When a seven-year-old new migrant is ostracised at school for his homeland-style lunches, he chooses to eat alone - and starts to resent his mother's cooking.
Writer/Director: Bala Murali Shingade
Producer: Ankita Singh

Super Special
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: A teenage girl chooses to spend the little money she has on celebrating her brother's anniversary rather than on her own necessary feminine hygiene products. 
Writer/Director: Ashley Williams
Co-Producers: Isaac Te Reina & Kyrie MacTavish

Genre: Documentary
Synopsis: A first generation New Zealand-born Samoan, Rodney, plays professional rugby while living on the other side of the world with his young family - a new generation of Ireland and UK born Samoans. In this short documentary, he reflects on what truly shaped him to be the man and father he wants to be today.
Director/Co-Producer: Annette "Neti" Fa'aū
Producer: Jamie Smith