One of those short films you know the festival directors will love because it is about childhood, Six Dollar Fifty Man is set in 1970s New Zealand and follows Andy, a gutsy 8-year-old loner without much in terms of possessions who is relentlessly bullied. However, when push comes to shove he will break out of his make-believe superhero world. It was co-directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland.
Written and directed by the American filmmaker and visual effects artist, Jeremy Hunt, who had a big internet hit with 405, one of the very first virals. Fix It In Post is a comedic tale made by filmmakers for filmmakers. It follows a man who is unknowingly starring in his own action movie as, what starts as the climax to a romance, quickly turns into a series of dangerous scenarios. The problem is that someone is making changes to his film in post production and each edit wreaks havoc on our hero’s day.
A Morning Stroll claims to be based on a true story, as unlikely as that seems! Nominated for an Academy Award as well as winning a BAFTA, it is a clever and enjoyable romp through the decades and different styles of animation starting off in the 1950s. It seems there has been a chicken living and going about his business in New York for many years. Orchard mainly works on television spots, which is perhaps why he can turn his hand to various styles.