Wellington produced quick movie for the Cannes Movie Competition 2021 2021
Wellington, New Zealand-based Clarative Media confirms that its short film ‘The Haka’ will be screened successfully at the highly regarded Cannes Cinema Des Antipodes Cinephiles 2021 from July 6th to 17th and at the Saint Tropez Antipodes Film Festival from October 13th to 17th, 2021 has been.
The 15-minute film THE HAKA is based on the classic World War I story “Football at Christmas” directed by Isaac Lee, written by April Phillips and Isaac Lee, with a camera by Matt Sharp.
Maori soldiers who fought in World War I in 1914 receive Christmas presents from their homes. When the warring parties agree on a ceasefire, the Germans want to play football. The Maori want to play rugby. To keep the peace, the officers order the Maori soldiers to play football. In order to save face and honor, the Maori soldiers come to an agreement on the condition that they are allowed to perform a haka before the game. The commander reluctantly agrees, fearing that the Germans will see this as a threat and will continue the fight. Will the Maori save face and will the peace hold?
The short film is set in trenches and shows Māori soldiers in World War I in 1914 who received Christmas presents from their New Zealanders. When both sides agree on a ceasefire, the Germans want to play football. The Māori, who practice rugby in their homeland, do not play football. On the orders of their officer, it was agreed that his men would play football. In order to save face and honor, the Māori soldiers come to an agreement on the condition that they are allowed to perform a haka before the game. Her commanding officer reluctantly agreed, but fears that the Germans see the Haka as a threat and trigger a resumption of fighting.
The Wellington-only production extended to the set, which was built in a paddock on Isaac Lee’s Akatarawa Valley farm.
Mr. Isaac Lee said: “We are very pleased to have won the selection for these two prestigious film festivals. The team was particularly pleased about Bernard Bories, President of the Cinema des Antipodes: “THE HAKA is a wonderful film about a terrible war that left millions of lives dead. But this film gives us faith and hope in humanity with humor and sensitivity. It’s a movie we need to share to remind ourselves that there were wars, but also that if we share our common cultures, they can be avoided. I am very happy to be able to share it with the French audience. ”A link to the Cannes website selection can be found here.
THE HAKA was published online on Anzac Day, April 25, 2021 and can be viewed here.
About Clarative Media
Clarative Media is a Wellington-based video production company with over 40 years combined experience in the New Zealand film industry.
As a creative video marketing company, they bring their customers an impressive personal flair. The team is small but huge in the creative filmmaking experience with great vision and the owner, a producer of award winning music videos and short films.
To learn more about Clarative Media, visit the website here: https://www.clarativemedia.com
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