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Desert Mystery, Dual Realities, Checkout Chat Ups

A Desert Mystery, Dual Realities and Checkout Chat Ups

The Flying Fives Film Festival for 2006 has announced the finalists that have made it into the final ten.

A deadly desert mystery and quest, the possibilities from dual realities and the truth and lies behind the favorite lines used at supermarket checkouts are three of the varied themes featured in the finalist films chosen by the Fives judges.

“It’s great to see some of the very polished films entered this year, both locally and from overseas. The production values are exceptional and the story telling is very creative,” said Flying Fives Producer Keith Hawke.

“The audience this year will see some original approaches to the art of storytelling.

“However we do encourage entries that are in progress and ideas that have the potential to be developed into longer formats,” said Mr Hawke.

The films will be screened at a special function in Nelson Saturday 4th of November from 6pm in the Suter Movie Theatre. Tickets will go on sale from Monday 16 October.

The finalists are in no particular order:

Takes the Cake
Stepehn De Villiers (South Africa)

The polarised worlds of a white middle class man, and a young street kid collide when the kid steals a cake that the man was preparing. Following the subsequent chase and the reason for the theft being uncovered the man must undergo an ideological questioning.

The Sunshine Man
Peter Tonks (Wellington)
A telephone salesman tries to sell his incredible new product. But what is he selling, can he be trusted and whom is he taking too? Screw reality!!

Hobson's Choice
Peter Friend (Wellington)

Hobson's boring life is about to get a lot more interesting

The Customer is Always Trite
Roseanne Liang (Auckland)

An observational comedy about the last link in the supermarket chain - the humble checkout operator. A film for frontline wage slaves everywhere

Ollie Neas (Nelson)

A boy sets out to beats his little brother in a game of darts

Chris Tse (Lower Hutt)

If you don't hate clowns you will after this film

Eagles on a Chariot)
Phillip Jack (Wellington)

During a routine archaeological expedition our hero comes across a great and powerful device known to man as the Eye of Ra

A Child Learns
Rick Roberts (Christchurch)

Film introduces an individual with a unique perspective on life. After talking with a young child, she picks up his view and makes it her own

The Consequence
Nat Brunt (Wellington)

A man learns to think twice when making decisions

Lesson 22
Hadrian Fuller (Auckland)

A boy is posed a question, "what is the greatest of all buried treasures?" He thinks the answers is gold… until he awakens from a haunting

More about the Nelson New Zealand based International Flying Fives Short Film Competition at


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