september, 2019

201927sep3:30 pmCharmerJudah Finnigan | NZ | 2018 | Drama, Comedy | 12 min | English | European Premiere3:30 pm Country:New ZealandGenre:Comedy,DramaPremiere Status:European

Film Info

A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor. Over the course of the evening, she’s forced to decide what’s more important to her: companionship or compatibility.

A single woman in her fifties arrives late for a first date with a man she met on the Internet. The romantic interest in question is a cocky bachelor and the first encounter at a trendy bar is brief and blunt. In an attempt to salvage the evening, the pair leaves and moves to a dated Chinese restaurant where both can finally open up a little…

Part of the short film program “Kiwi Shorts – Take 1” on Friday, 27 September 2019, at 3:30pm. 


Actress Robyn Malcolm is one of New Zealand television’s best-loved actors. An accomplished stage performer before moving into screen roles, she is best known for six seasons as Outrageous Fortune matriarch Cheryl West who has become one of New Zealand television’s most iconic characters. She also stars in Down Under Berlin 2019’s Twenty One Points.

Cast: Robyn Malcolm, Stephen Lovatt


Festivals & Awards

New Zealand International Film Festival – Winner of the inaugural Creative New Zealand Emerging Talent Award

Slamdance Film Festival

Austin Film Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

St Kilda Film Festival

New Zealand Cinematographer Society Awards – Gold for cinematographer Matt Henley

Film Stills & Trailer