Often we're put in situations where we feel powerless and
hopeless, moments where we feel like things are inflicted on us -
but eventually we begin to piece ourselves back together again.
Hit is a short film written and directed by local filmmakers
Nahyeon Lee and produced by Samantha Dutton starring Chye-Ling
Huang and Arlo Green.
Hit is an exploration of facing your demons and re-claiming
autonomy over your body. It is a short film that blends time and
space to create a sensory experience between two parallel moments
in Iris' life - an innocent night at a party that goes terribly
awry and the moment she regains control of her body through boxing.
It will attempt to encourage discourse surrounding our current
culture, gender and sexual autonomy.
Where your contribution will go:
Because of the small scale of this film, our goal is currently
set at $450. Your donation will go towards paying and feeding the
crew and actors, off-set costs towards hiring locations, travel
costs and production design and increase the overall quality of the
film. Also, any additional contribution will go towards entering
this film into film festivals which often can have high entry
Every little amount counts - every dollar brings us closer to
ensuring that people's valuable time doesn't go uncompensated and
your support will encourage your local filmmakers. Thank you!
Writer/Director: Nahyeon Lee
Nahyeon Lee is filmmaker based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Currently, she is completing postgraduate study in Screen
Production at the University of Auckland. Born to Korean parents
who immigrated to New Zealand, she is interested in voicing female
and minority stories through films. With a Major in Media, Film and
Television behind her, she intends to further use film to explore
and subvert generic and gender norms typical in conventional
cinema. She has worked on a variety of video projects for local
businesses, including for art exhibitions for Olly and short videos
for What's Good Blog. This short film will mark her directorial
Producer: Samantha Dutton
Samantha Dutton is a producer, writer, and director. Born in South
Africa and raised in New Zealand, her filmmaking focuses on
presenting female stories and experiences as an immigrant.
Interested in publishing and comics herself, Samantha's non-fiction
works include short documentaries about risograph printing and
artist-run space Inky Palms, political cartooning in New Zealand
via the socio-political cartoons of illustrator Toby Morris, and a
documentary series celebrating local female creatives. Penelope
Prick, a comic created by Samantha is published in Wellington-based
Literary and Arts journal Mimicry and her critical essay "Ruptures
of a Stressed Body," which is about the human body, will be
published this year in Atlas, a Literary Medical journal.
Female Lead: Chye-Ling Huang
Chye-Ling Huang is a director, writer and actress. Co-founder of
Proudly Asian Theatre (PAT), she has driven three successful
theatre productions under PAT, had her new play Black Tree Bridge
read in RAW at the Auckland Arts Festival with Silo Theatre, and
recently won Playmarket's 'Asian Ink' for her new script
Orientation, which deconstructs the sexual stereotypes of Asian
men. Her play Call of the Sparrows was backed by CNZ and Foundation
North for a fully funded season at the Herald in 2016, which she
also acted in. Chye-Ling is currently directing Asian Men Talk
About Sex, a Loading Docs selected short doco, as well as Like Sex,
Nathan Joe's award winning B425 play at The Basement this year. She
recently launched under PAT a series of monthly playreadings which
she will be directing using Asian actors and contemporary Asian
Male Lead: Arlo Green
Arlo Green has recently moved from the UK to Auckland. He has
since played roles in Summer Shakespeare's As You Like It, The
Merry Wives of Windsor and most recently ATC's BOYS.