Shopping is the feature film debut of Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, the writing/directing team behind acclaimed New Zealand shorts The Six Dollar Fifty Man and Run.   Both films were honoured by the Cannes Short Film jury with a Special Distinction in the Short Film Competition at the 2009 and 2007 (respectively) Cannes International Film Festival. In 2010 The Six Dollar Fifty Man was honoured with a Special Mention at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival – Generation Kplus, received the Jury Prize for International Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival and was long-listed for the 2011 Academy Awards.  Albiston and Sutherland were recipients of the New Zealand Arts Foundation’s 2010 New Generation Awards.

Shopping was shot on the Kapiti Coast and in Wellington, New Zealand. The film’s cast includes Jacek Koman (Moulin Rouge, Australia, Defiance, The Hunter) as Bennie, Alistair Browning (Rain) as Terry and introduces Kevin Paulo as Willie and Julian Dennison as Solomon.

The film had world premiere at the 2013 Sundance International Film Festival, and premiered in Europe in the competitive Generation 14plus programme of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Technical Info: 
Ratio 1:1.85; Dolby SR/SRD.
Production Year: 
2013 Sundance Film Festival - World Dramatic Competition; Berlin International Film Festival - Generation 14plus Grand Prix Best Feature Film; Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico); Saint Tropez Film Festival (France); Seoul International Youth Film Festival (South Korea); Vladivostok International Film Festival (Russia); Crime and Punishment Film Festival (Turkey); Saint Petersburg Film Festival (Russia); Encounters Film Festival (UK); Kino w Trampkach - Cinema with Sneakers (Poland); ImagineNATIVE Film Festival (Canada); Tallinn Black Nights – Just Film Festival (Estonia);
Sales Agent: 
Hanway Select

Key Crew

Director of Photography
Ginny Loane
Annie Collins
Original Music
Grayson Gilmour