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NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

Film and Stage Producer/Director Craig Hutchison, is pleased to be representing New Zealand at the Sunset Film Festival in Los Angeles, on 11 May, to pick up an HONOURABLE MENTION Award for the 18 minute short film “Letter for Hope” (

The film was produced by Craig Hutchison, directed by Raquel Roderick and written by April Phillips.

The Kiwi production stood alongside US and Russian films for awards in the Short film category.

‘Letter for Hope’ is a contemporary and inspirational drama featuring actors Don Langridge, April Phillips, Lorae Parry and Jeremy Nelson. The themes of loss and reflection resolve in a motivational conclusion.

Matt Sharp (Eternity, When Night Falls) was cinematographer.

“We’ve proved again we do it better against higher budget productions and that New Zealanders punch above our weight. This is a proud moment and I am honoured to go and accept this award.

The Roxy Cinema in Wellington was the venue for the red carpet event preview screening the film which was professionally produced with a budget of $50,000 funded by CAS’n’OVA Productions.


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