About

Set in the final minutes before a girl goes on stage for a ballet contest, Point Your Toes, Cushla, perfectly captures the nerves and emotional fragility of that moment where any wrong move could lead to humiliation.  Cushla’s experience is heightened by the ever-present danger of a stage mother who wants to micro-manage every tiny detail.

Unusual for a short film, Point Your Toes, Cushla was released in local cinemas as well as being invited to international festivals.  It won a jury award at the St. Petersberg Film Festival.

Technical Info: 
35 mm
Duration: 
14min
Production Year: 
2000
Production Company: 
Fresh Faces
Festival/Awards: 
1999 - NZ International Film Festival
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Roles

Director
Writer
Producer

Key Crew