The Shed

I’ve handed in a 10,000 word essay and have nearly finished my Honours degree. Yay! That’s why I haven’t updated this blog in a while.

I’ve been volunteering at the NZOnScreen shed on the Wellington Waterfront. It’s been awesome. The shed is there until the end of the Rugby World Cup, so only one more week. There’s a shed in Auckland, and a caravan travelling around the South Island. There’s an interactive wall with clips from the website, and short films playing. I’ve been able to watch some of the short films. So I’m going to share with you some of my favourites. (You can see all of these and more at

Edit: looks like I can’t embed from the NZOnScreen website, even though they have that option. Hmmm…. so links here, and you’ll have to watch the films there.

Day Trip

(dir. Zoe McIntosh, 2010, 10 mins)

I know people in this film! But also it’s a really good story, well-told, well-shot, well-worth-seeing.

Walk Short

From The Front Lawn. Dir. Bill Toepfer, 1987, 10 mins)

Take 3

(Dir. Roseanne Liang, 2007, 11 mins)

Hilarious! I hadn’t seen this until I volunteered at the Shed. A must-see.


(Dir. Mark Albiston, 2007, 14 mins)

Two Cars, One Night

(Dir. Taika Waititi, 2003, 11 mins)

“Hey dick! I mean, Hey boy! Hey boy! Look over here! I got something to show you. This… Sucker! Sucker Lucker!”

This Film Is A Dog

(Dir. Jonathan Ogilvie, 1996, 3 mins)

My favourite NZ short.

Lemming Aid

(Dir. Grant LaHood, 1994, 12 mins)

Signing Off

(Dir. Robert Sarkies, 1996, 14 mins)


(Dir. James Cunningham, 2009, 10 mins)

Kitchen Sink

(Dir. Alison Maclean, 1989, 13 mins)

O Tamaiti

(Dir. Sima Urale, 1996, 14 mins)

Published by phetheringtonnz

Film Producer, Director, Lecturer. From NZ based in London.

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