Love Unconditional - Show Me Shorts Film Festival
Familial love and affection cuts to the core of who we are. The bonds the characters in these stories share run deep, despite some testing times. Come away from these shorts with some no-nonsense life advice, and a renewed sense of affection for your parents.
Total length: 93 min
Rating: R18 Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity.
The Films are:
Faire un Enfant (Making Babies)
Drama, 19 mins, Canada
After many years together, a couple decides to have a baby. Throughout their relentless efforts, the partners try to maintain their love and unity.
Dir/Writ: Eric K. Boulianne
Prod: Johannie Deschambault, Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin Gagnon
Satire, 8 mins, New Zealand
The Ministry of Happiness presents its very first induction video for newborns. This introduction to life is mandatory viewing. We thank you for watching.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Ian Sweeney
Coming of age, 10 mins, United Kingdom
A father daughter relationship is tested as Dad drives Lucy to have her abortion and the two dance around what her future might hold.
Dir: Sophie Rose Worger
Writ/Prod: Alison Severs-Ruiz
Prod: Tracey Warren
NAI / Milk
Drama, 13 mins, New Zealand
A single Chinese woman struggles to bridge the cultural and societal expectations of motherhood in a western setting, until she finds release in the most unlikely way.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Michelle Ang
Writ/Prod: Alex Chu
Prod: Roxy Shih
Tu Niño (Your Kid)
Dance, 15 mins, United States
Gypsy flamenco dancer El Niño left his conservative community in Spain to immerse himself in the city of Los Angeles. Now he yearns to reconnect with his distant father.
Dir/Writ: Sergi Castellà
Prod: Cristina Trenas
推拿 (Tuī Ná)
Coming of age, 15 mins, Australia
A 17-year-old boy struggles to reconcile his burgeoning queer identity with his filial duties and expectations from his Chinese immigrant mother.
Dir/Writ: William Duan
Prod: Mimo Mukii
Familial - Daithi
Music Video, 5 mins, New Zealand
A narrative music video in which a father attempts to reconnect with his two estranged sons.
Dir/Writ: Ayla Amano