ELLEN IS LEAVING

SHORT FILM

GENRE: DRAMA

RELEASE:  2013

DURATION: 15m

This anti-romantic comedy shows Ellen, who on the eve of her departure for foreign shores, receives a thoughtful goodbye present from her boyfriend. This prompts her to gift him a replacement girlfriend, but her plan is far more successful then she ever anticipated - can she really give him up?

KEY PERSONNEL:

Director:                               Michelle Savill

Screenplay:                         Martha Hardy-Ward

Producer:                            Desray Armstrong 

Executive Producer:         Gaylene Preston

D.O.P:                                    Andrew Stroud

Production designer:       Heather Hayward, Tessa Peach 

Editor:                                   Simon Price

Cast:                                      Tai Berdinner-Blades, Jack Sergent, Rose Young

Made in association with Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission. 

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

WINNER - 2013 SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner

WINNER - 2013 San Francisco Grand Jury Prize Winner

WINNER - 2013 Honorable Mention, Best Narrative Short - Marin County International Festival

Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere

Short of the Week

 

IN COMPETITION

2013 Aspen Shortsfest - USA

2013 Vancouver International Film Festival - CANADA

2013 San Francisco International Film Festival - USA

2013 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - FRANCE

2013 St Kilda - AUSTRALIA

2013 Sydney Film Festival - AUSTRALIA

2013 PHI CENTRE in Montreal - CANADA

2013 Lviv International Short Film Festival - UKRAINE

2013 Kyiv International Short Film Festival - UKRAINE

2013 FEMINA International Women's Film Festival - BRAZIL

2013 Heart Of Gold International Film Festival - AUSTRALIA

2013  FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival - UNITED STATES

2013 BE FILM New York – UNITED STATES

2013 Yuma Film Festival – Arizona, USA

2013 Tenerife Shorts - SPAIN 

2013 FILMETS Badalona Film Festival - SPAIN

2013 Fairhope Film Festival, - Alabama, USA

2013 Milwaukee Film Festival, USA

2013 Calgary International Film Festival, CANADA

2013 LA Shorts Festival, USA

2013 The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival, USA

2013 8th International Short Film Festival, Vilnius Film Shorts, Lithuania 

2013 Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival

2012 Chicago International Film Festival

2012 New Zealand's Best Short Film Programme - New Zealand International Film Festival 

2012 Show Me Shorts Film Festival

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