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Six films commissioned for new series of Someday Stories

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The Outlook for Someday team is delighted to announce commissioning of six films by exciting new talent of Aotearoa.

This collection of short, sustainability-focused films will form the third series of Someday Stories, and is scheduled for release in August 2019.

These films will traverse themes of racism, sexuality, cultural identity, and social justice - all conversations of huge value in building a better world.

Each is being created by a team of emerging filmmakers, ages 22-29, and will be screened by Stuff, Māori Television On Demand, RNZ and The Coconet.tv.

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

The Social

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: A teenage boy desperate to escape his nightmarish school disco finds an unlikely safe-haven in the boys' bathroom. When confronted with harsh reality he is forced to make a heartbreaking sacrifice.

Writer/Director: Conor Bowden

Producer: Olivia McClymont

2D Love

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: Jonty is a heartbroken and depressed Kiwi who finds himself falling in love with a 2D character from his favourite Japanese animé.

Writer/Director: Abigail Egden

Producer: Gemma Knight

Sons of Blackbird

Genre: Drama/Spoken Word

Synopsis: Poet Lastman Sooula 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

Producer: Isaac Te Reina

Tamāloa

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: A documentary exploring the world of a Samoan-Kiwi sports star raising his young family overseas in the lavish yet unpredictable existence that is professional rugby.

Writer/Director: Annette "Neti" Fa’aÅ«

Producer: Jamie Smith

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