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Kiwi’s First Film a Slam Dunk!

Kiwi’s First Film a Slam Dunk!


New Zealander James Blick’s debut short film ‘Us’ has made the cut for the Slamdance Film Festival.

‘Us’ will screen in competition at the prestigious international festival in January 2006. The emotionally honest and confronting short was selected from over 3000 entries.

Blick, who wrote and directed the film, is currently working in France, but he will travel to Park City, Utah for the Slamdance Film Festival. He had this to say, “Slamdance is one of the top independent film festivals in the United States. I am obviously rapt!”

The film was produced by his brother Johnny Blick who also produces for Republic Films. The pair have another project lined up to shoot next year.

‘Us’ begins its festival run this week with its world premiere in competition at the Tirana International Film Festival. Immediately following Slamdance, the film has been selected to screen at the Victoria Independent Film Festival in Canada.

Blick is looking forward to returning home next year to continue working on his next project. He is currently writing and will again direct.

‘Us’ stars award winning actors Alison Bruce (‘An Angel at my Table, The World’s Fastest Indian’) and Alistair Browning (‘Rain’, ‘Lord of the Rings’).

A film about loss; ‘Us’ explores the fragile nature of trust and intimacy and how easily they are broken.

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