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- 12 minutes
9-year-old Ani drifts into a land of play and make-believe after her mother runs out on the family – leaving Ani and her father to fend for themselves.
Director Bio Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu (Ngāpuhi/Te Rarawa) is an Auckland, NZ based writer, actor and filmmaker of mixed race descent. Her father is Māori and her mother is Pākehā (Caucasian/Scottish). In 2016 Josephine was selected to participate in Script to Screen’s 2016 FilmUp Mentorship Programme. Josephine was shortlisted for the Sundance Institutes Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists (application is by invite only) for her script Lucky. Lucky is currently in development with the NZFC, having been through Script to Screen’s Story Camp Screenwriting Lab and working alongside mentors Dana Rotberg and Joan Tewkesbury. In 2016 Josephine was one of the 9 Maori women filmmakers on WARU. In 2017 WARU had its NZ premiere in the NZIFF programme, and its international premiere at TIFF. WARU was awarded Best Screenplay at the SWANZ 2017. In April 2018, Josephine was awarded the Māori Screen Excellence Award from the NZFC. ANI is Josephine’s directorial debut & recently had its World Premiere at the 69th Berlinale and North American Premiere at TIFF.
Awards Show Me Shorts Best Film 2019, Wairoa Maori Film Festival Best Dramatic Screenplay