ART-CHIC is a unique short film about Margot Pointer, an
eccentric 17-year-old and world famous painter, who returns home to
New Zealand from Paris to discover that her estranged mother is
The story follows Margot's emotional journey as she attempts to
reconnect with her mother and her past. This is made all the more
difficult by the constant surveillance of a particularly relentless
news reporter. The style of this film is inspired by the likes of
Submarine, The Royal Tenenbaums and Lady Bird.
With an all star cast including:
Our names are Henry Donald (Director) and Hannah Brown
(Producer). We are making this film as our final project for our
Bachelor of Communications degree at AUT. This film is so important
to us. It's more than just a grade or an assignment - it is
hopefully the start of our careers in the industry. It will also be
a great opportunity for all the crew involved, most of whom are
We are both passionate about writing and making films and have
done numerous short films, 48hour film challenges and scripts
together. Henry has also recently worked on the feature film Guns
Akimbo and Dead in the camera department, gaining key on set
experience that will be immensely helpful in the production of this
We need your support in order to make this short film the best
it can be!
Your funding would go towards the cost of renting high-quality
camera and sound equipment, costume and makeup, and catering for
our cast and crew. Any money raised above our goal will be used for
festival submissions once our film is complete.
If you want to and are able to donate, please donate! We'd
appreciate your support in any way.
Note: NZ income earners qualify for a 33% tax credit on their
donations from the IRD on donations over $5.
Thank you so much,
Hannah and Henry :)
(Photo of Mirabai Pease taken by the fantastic Alex Hyner)
(Music in the video is by the wonderful Alex Hunter, who is also
doing the soundtrack for the film!)