Six Dollar Fifty Man

Six Dollar Fifty Man

Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland, New Zealand, 200935mm, Colour, 15'

It’s hard to look after yourself in the playground when you’re different. Set in 1970s New Zealand, “The Six Dollar Fifty Man” follows Andy, a gutsy eight year-old boy who lives in a make-believe superhero world where his imagination allows him to perform extraordinary physical feats, to deal with playground bullies. But when Andy gets in trouble with the headmaster, he realises that to save himself & his only friend Mary, he must face up to the real world.

01 August, Kino në Lum, 22:15

Short Film Competition

Director: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland
Producer: Wendy Cuthbert
Editor: Joe Callwood
Sound: Matt Stutter

Director's Biography

Mark and Louis grew up together in a small west coast village called Raumati Beach. Louis then went to Drama school and Mark went to film school developing their skills in production and performance. Mark and Louis are currently writing their feature screenplay Shopping, a story of a young Samoan boy who escapes from home only to become trapped in a shoplifting gang masterminded by a 50-year-old Greek man.

Festivals and Awards:

Festival De Cannes 2009, France. Sundance Film Festival 2010, USA. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2010, France. Best Short Film – Magma Short Film Festival 2010 New Zealand.


Juliette Veber, NZ Film Commission
PO Box 11 546, Wellington, New Zealand

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