'Nurse Me'

Short Film - Dance, 2016

Emerging from the seas dark folds, three loan figures are reborn into a post-apocalyptic world. The nurses – bearers of solace, fetish and sexual power  – have been drawn back to the center, the vortex, to where it all began. 

Based on the dance ‘Nurses’ from MaryJane & Phil O’Reilly’s stage production In Flagrante. Film adaptation by Kezia Barnett

Acquired by Rialto Channel NZ, Air New Zealand and Shorts International


  • HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood, USA (Oscar qualifying festival)
  • Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF), Tribeca Center, NYC, USA
  • Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, USA
  • Portland Dance Film Festival, Portland, USA
  • Discover Film Awards, London, UK
  • New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam
  • Short + Sweet Film Festival, Auckland, NZ
  • Short + Sweet Film Festival, Hollywood, USA
  • Hoboken International Film Festival, USA


  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK (BAFTA qualifying festival)
  • Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Nachtschatten Film Festival, Germany
  • 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival, San Diego, USA
  • SECS Fest, Seattle, USA
  • San Pedro International Film Festival, San Pedro, USA
  • Magma, Italy
  • InShadow, Lisbon, Portugal


  • New Zealand International Film Festival, NZ

'Rouge Amour'

Short Film - straight8 - Dance, 2011

Selected as one of the top 8 straight8 films 2011 to screen at Cannes

 straight8 screenings:


  • London Short Film Festival, UK
  • Cambridge International Super 8 Film Festival, UK
  • Delhi, India
  • The Reel Presents, Cafe 1010, Brick Lane, London, UK
  • St Leonard’s International Film Festival, UK


  • Cannes Film Festival, France
  • Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Rushes Soho Shorts, London, UK
  • Golden Drum Advertising Festival, Slovenia
  • Recontres Cinéma et Vidéo à Nice, Nice, France
  • Camera Image Festival, Poland

'Jet Black', Schweppes

Short Film / Commercial, 2007

A time-traveling hit man arrives back from the future after completing his final hit. A final hit with a dreadful revelation. But can he change the future … or be bound to the forces of fate. Starring Leighton Cardno and Marissa Stott.

2007 – 

  • Schweppes Film Festival (online)

2007 & 2010

  • Short & Sweet, Cafe 1001, Brick Lane, London, UK

'Sweet as Candy'

Short Film - Musical, 2003

Check out the full-length version of ‘Sweet As Candy’, Kezia Barnett’s gleefully over-the-top short film celebrating marching girls, musicals and 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. Now online for the first time, the film premiered at the 2003 NZIFF, and has been digitised by NZ on Screen. Funded by the Screen Innovation Production Fund this bubblegum-pop short features music by The Brunettes, and Elemeno P’s Justyn Pilbrow composed the title song. It was shot on 16mm, and was Ginny Loane’s first short as DOP. The film stars Tanya Horo and Andrew Jolly in the main roles. A special thanks to “everyone who made the dream come true”.

Photo: Kirsty Griffin

distributed by Shorts TV International, UK

  • Avanti Shorts TV – UK, France, US & TU


  • Drifting Cloud International Festival, Wellington, NZ


  • The 35th NZ International Film Festival, NZ 

'Paperdoll Girl'

Short Film - rAD, 2000

Sold to Sundance channel


  • WOW – a world of women’s cinema, presented by WIFT, NSW – toured around Australia.
  • Cine Clube de Avanca festival, Portugal
  • Triangle TV, NZ

'Cyber Kicks'

Short Film - rAD, 1999


  • Next Wave 2000, in the video room in blink short video works, part of Dreaming at Twilight at ACCA, CCP & 200 Gertrude Street, an event in WIDE AWAKE
  • Sold to internet sites
  • TV4, played during the ad slots, NZ
  • Played on Triangle TV, NZ

'Bubblegum Valley'

Short Film - Musical, 1998


  • VideoMedeja International Video Festival, Yugoslavia
  • Videobrasil Electronic Art International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • Played on Triangle TV, NZ

'Girls on Film'

Short Film - animation, 1997


  • Soliton, a video evening at Herzog, NZ
  • Domestic Disturbances section of Experimenta Media Arts Festival ’96 – toured Australia
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