Bully for them
Wellington writers and directors, Sticky Pictures’ Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland’s short film Six Dollar Fifty Man was awarded a special distinction at the Cannes Film Festival. The pair’s 2007 short film Run was also awarded the distinction. “It’s a huge honour to twice receive the special distinction in the short film competition, particularly as Cannes is the world’s most important film festival,” New Zealand Film Commission short film manager Juliette Veber said. Six Dollar Fifty Man is about Andy, a gutsy, anti-social eight-year-old boy who has to stand up to school bullies and a scary primary school headmaster so he can keep his closest friend and face his biggest fear. Albiston set up Sticky Pictures in 2000 with his partner, lawyer Amelia Bardsley. The company’s feature film, Shopping is currently in production.