Short Films Under the Stars

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Lopdell House

Grab your cushion and kick back under the stars on Lopdell’s rooftop terrace for a screening of three short films: Layers in Time, First Breath and Paradise. Koha admission.

Note: weather-dependent – see Auckland Arts Festival Facebook and White Night Twitter feed for updates.

Layers in Time is a film challenge from musician composer Ailsa Roberts. Ailsa is deaf and wondered how selected artists would respond to her music and the music influencing them and whether their interpretation would match the images she had in her head when composing the works, 'Rapt in Stone' was composed and recorded for Robin Kewell who produced the film (12 mins).

First Breath is a film based around a live-music performance, recordings of 1000 voices and 5 months in the studio. The result from Musician/Composer Jim Carey is a crazy 28-minute choral work to which film-maker Robin Kewell added images from selected footage from his travels around the world (28 mins).

Paradise is a multi-award-winning animation film by Ishu Patel. No computer graphics here: it's all hand painted. This film was nominated for an Academy Award and is an absolute treat for the eyes and ears (16 mins).