FILM

2019

SHORT FILM

WAYS TO SEE

Ways To See is Jessica's first short film funded by the New Zealand Film Commission and produced by Sandylane Productions.

 

The film is a glimpse into the world of a young girl who seeks out a mysterious woman to reconnect with her absent father. 

FESTIVALS:

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY .......... JESSICA SANDERSON

 

PRODUCED BY.......... DESRAY ARMSTRONG

CO-PRODUCER.......... TWEEDIE WAITITI

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY.......... TAMMY WILLIAMS

 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER.......... ROSIE GUTHRIE

EDITOR.......... ANASTASIA DONIANTS

SCRIPT CONSULTANT.......... BRIAR GRACE-SMITH

                                                NATALIE MEDLOCK

                                                JACK WEDDE

CASTING DIRECTOR.......... STU TURNER

 

CASTING ASSOCIATE.......... JOE FISHER

CASTING ASSISTANT.......... KIRSTY BEATON

ACTING COACH.......... HORI AHIPENE

1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.......... ANT DAVIES

                                                       TARITA BACQUIE

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR.......... HAYLEY ABBOTT

 

CHAPERONE.......... MINA MATHIESON

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT......... JORDAN WHITLOCK

                                                        MIRA JANUS

                                                        MCKENNA WARU

1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA.......... MATT HUNT

2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA.......... AINSLEY CALDERWOOD

DIT.......... CHRISTIAN GOWER

STILLS PHOTOGRHER.......... JENNIFER RAOULT, CLAIROBSCUR

 

DRONE PILOT.......... SAM PEACOCKE

                                   RYAN HASTE

 

DRONE CAMERA OPERATOR.......... GEORGE HENNAH

                                                                       

STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER.......... JENNIFER RAOULT, CLAIROBSCUR

GAFFER / KEY GRIP.......... FRASER MCKAY

LX / GRIP TECHNICIAN.......... MATT KOFOED

                                                 DANIELLA CONFORTE

                                                 OREN GRAHAM  

DRONE PILOT.......... SAM PEACOCKE

                                   RYAN HASTE  

DRONE CAMERA OPERATOR.......... GEORGE HENNAH

 

SOUND RECORDIST.......... ADAM MARTIN

BOOM OPERATOR.......... EOIN COX

                                          SANDY WAKEFIELD

ADDITIONAL SOUND RECORDIST.......... ANDREW FARRANT

ART DIRECTOR.......... GRACE ACHESON

SET DECORATOR.......... KAYLA LICHFIELD

PROPS BUYER.......... HANNAH GORDON

STUNT COORDINATOR.......... MARK HARRIS

SAFETY OFFICER.......... NICK FRYER

 

RIGGER.......... OLI HARRIS

'WOMAN IN BLACK'DOUBLE.......... AMBER-ROSE HENSHALL

COSTUME DESIGNER.......... CARMEL RATA

 

COSTUME STANDBY.......... JOAN WILSON

                                               JESSIE NOAKES

COSTUME ASSISTANT.......... ATARIA MCDONALD

MAKE UP DESIGNER.......... VEE GULLIVER

MAKE UP ARTIST......... SELENA ASHTON

 

MAKE UP ASSISTANT.......... COURTNEY HORNELL

 

MOKO DESIGN.......... MOKO SMITH

EDITOR’S MENTOR.......... ANNIE COLLINS

VFX ARTIST.......... SCOTT CAREY

                              STAN ALLEY

                              CREATURE POST

GRAPHIC DESIGN.......... LUKE MCPAKE

DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE.......... IMAGES & SOUND, AUCKLAND

COLOURIST.......... ALANA COTTON

OPERATIONS MANAGER.......... JANE ANDERSON

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION FACILITY.......... NATIVE AUDIO

 

SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR.......... NICK BUCKTON

MUSIC COMPOSER.......... ARLI LIBERMAN

MUSIC..........“MOON SONG”

                   WRITTEN BY BILLY TK SENIOR

                   PERFORMED BY TROY KINGI

                   COURTESY OF MARA TK & BILLY TK

                   "GOLDEN TAURUS”

                   WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY TROY KINGI

                   USED WITH PERMISSION FROM NATIVE TONGUE MUSIC PUBLISHING

                   COURTESY OF MARA TK & BILLY TK​

Made in association with the

NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION

CEO.......... ANNABELLE SHEEHAN

CFO........... MLADEN IVANCIC

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION.......... LEANNE SAUNDERS

HEAD OF MARKETING.......... JASMIN MCSWEENEY

HEAD OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT.......... DALE CORLETT                       

TALENT PATHWAYS MANAGER........... JUDE MCLAREN

TALENT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR.......... ANGE SENIOR

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Our House is an experimental short film written and directed by Jessica, and is one of four short films that comprise the collaborative film project Quarters

 

The collective project includes films by Ian Hammond (The Depth of Place), Richard Larsen (On the Edge of a Frozen Sea) and Rowan Pierce (Bethankit).

 

Quarters grew from the four artists’ responses to New Zealand Film Commission guidelines, which state that any film funded by them will be on a ‘New Zealand subject’. The four used this as a provocation to create four different perspectives on the concept of Aotearoa as ‘home’, 

 

“...we hoped that this project would help to expel the myth of a homogenised national identity, whilst building an understanding of difference as an inherent if not essential component of this country.” 

- Quarters collective 

 

Jessica’s response, Our House, looks at the intangible home that comes through the recollection of places and people that are no longer with us. 

 

A young woman collects the last bits and pieces of a family home as her memories and old family stories start to manifest in the rooms around her.

 

Quarters was screened at the Wellington City Gallery as part of the 2010 New Zealand International Film Festival, and appeared on the Eco Screen at Celia Harrison’s Art in the Dark in Auckland, New Zealand.  

Our House, was re-edited to be played as a tryptic installation.

CAST - Our House

 

Woman: Aroha White

Papa: Steve Tohu Carter

WWII Soldier: Richard Larsen

Kupapa Solider: Matariki Whatarau

Boy: Jordan Gray

Father: Shadon Meredith

Harley Riders: H.O.G members - Warwick Eves, Allan V.Grant, Luana Nolan, Brendon Olsen, Julie Brown & Kym Kiddie

Girl: Erika-Rose Martin

Stilt Walker: Jessica Latton

Grandmother: Gwenda Falepau

 

CREDITS: 

 

Crew: 

Producers: Quarters Collective – 

Ian Hammond, Richard Larsen, Rowan Pierce & Jessica Sanderson

 

Writer/Director/Editor (OUR HOUSE): 

Jessica Sanderson

 

Art Department/Collaborators: 

Ian Hammond, Richard Larsen & Rowan Pierce

 

Director of Photography: Matt Henly

 

Sound Design: Computer Blue & Victoria Parsons

 

Assistant Director: Andy Campion

Camera Assistant: Tim Butters

 

Production Manager: Lucie Camp

Production Assistant: Charlette Potts

 

Wardrobe: Jane Boocock

 

Additional Art Department: Rose Kirkup & Nick Lane

 

Hair & Make-up: Renei Te Tua-Bailey

Special Effects Make-up: Andrea Hows

 

On-Set Photography: Philip Merry

EXPERIMENTAL SHORT / INSTALLATION

QUARTERS

 QUARTERS - Screened as part of the 2010 New Zealand International Film Festival, at the City Gallery, in Wellington.