Christina Andreef, a director who has returned to New Zealand to work at the New Zealand Film Commission. She worked for Jane Campion for five years, from Sweetie to The Piano, wrote and directed three prize-winning shorts: Excursion To The Bridge of Friendship (in official selection at Sundance & Cannes), The Gap (Sundance & Telluride) and Shooting The Breeze (Sundance & Berlin). Her feature Soft Fruit was her fourth invite to Sundance, screened in Critics Week in Cannes.
Excursion to the Bridge of Friendship (Christina Andreef, 1993) on Beyond the Glass Ceiling, Ronin Films, VHS videocassette, 1994, 100 min., sd., col., 1/2 in; featuring three short films by Jane Campion: Peel (1982) A Girl's Own Story (1984) Passionless Moments (1984); as well as The Lead Dress (Virginia Murray), Crack in the Curtains (Jinks Dulhunty), Just Desserts (Monica Pellizzari, 1993)
Gap, The (Christina Andreef, 1994) wr. Christina Andreef, prod. Helen Bowden, Australian Film Institute [distributor], John Howard; 18 min. From dawn one morning 'til dawn the next a man in deep despair, tries to end his life by jumping off the Gap, a cliff at the mouth of Sydney Harbour. Cops are sent to talk him down. The man outdoes them in his dignity and his courage.
Shooting the Breeze (Christina Andreef, 1996) Andrea Moor, Anthony Lawrence; short, 8 min.
Soft Fruit (Christina Andreef, 1999) prod. Helen Bowden, exec. prod. Jane Campion; Genevieve Lemon, Jeanie Drynan, Sacha Horler, Linal Haft, Russell Dykstra; AFI Nomination 1999; bunch of Florence Nightingales come home to nurse their mum
Garry Gillard | New: 12 January, 2013 | Now: 21 May, 2017