SIX DOLLAR FIFTY MAN

Festival de Cannes

 

 

 

 

 

 It's hard to look after yourself in the playground when you're different. Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Six Dollar Fifty Man follows Andy, a gutsy eight year-old boy who lives in a make believe superhero world where his imagination allows him to perform extraordinary physical feats, to deal with playground bullies. But when Andy gets in trouble with the headmaster, he realises that to save himself & his only friend Mary, he must face up to the real world.

 

Writer: Louis Sutherland
Story by: Mark Albiston
Directors: Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland
Producer: Wendy Cuthbert
Director of Photography: Simon Baumfield
Production Company: Sticky Pictures
Executive Producers: Shuchi Kothari & Sarina Pearson
Screening Format: 35mm / Dolby Digital SRD 5.1
Screen Ratio: 1:2:35
Length: 15mins
Year of Completion: 2009
Responsible for Sales: Juliette Veber
New Zealand Film
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Awards received to date:
2009 Special Distinction - Festival de Cannes, France 2010 Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking- Sundance Film Festival, USA 2010 Special Mention- 60th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin-Generation, Germany 2010 Best Drama - Aspen Shortsfest, USA 2010 Best Narrative Short - Cinequest Film Festival, USA 2010 Special Jury Award - New York International Children’s Film Festival, USA
2010 Coopers Award for Best Short Film - Flickerfest, Australia
2010 Best Short Film - St Louis Film Festival, USA 2009 Silver Spike- Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
2009 Black Pearl 09 Award for Best Narrative Short - Middle East International Film Festival, UAE
2009 Best International Short Fiction Film- Expresion en Corto, Mexico
2010 Best International Short Film - Dokufest, Kosovo 
2010 Best Short Film - Vladivostok International Film Festival, Russia
2010 Best International Short Film - La Boca del Lobo Film Festival, Spain
2010 Best Short Film – 24fps International Short Film Festival, USA
2009 53rd BFI London Film Festival, UK
2009 New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand
2009 Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
2010 Leeds Young People's Film Festival, UK
2010 DC International Film Festival, USA
2010 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
2010 Seattle International Film Festival, USA
2010 26th International Short Film Festival Hamburg- Mo & Friese, Germany
2010 Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
2010 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France
2010 CFC - Worldwide Short Film Festival, Canada
2010 Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Korea
2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
2010 Best Of, France
2010 Milwaukee Film Festival, USA
2010 Austin Film Festival, USA
2010 Interfilm Berlin, Germany
2010 Brest, France 
2010 Leeds International, UK