WIFTI screening in Christchurch

The Mobile Meat Processing Unit will be screening next week in the WIFTI entries Showcase. A big thanks to WIFT NZ for organising these screenings in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Come along and enjoy some great films by New Zealand gals! Register with WIFT (Women in Film and Television) at the link below.

2014 NZ entries for WIFTI Showcase

Whitebait-TV screening room,
41 Princess St, Christchurch
Thursday 26 June
6 p.m. for 6.30p.m. screening

The entries for the 2014 WIFTI Showcase were of such a high standard we decided to organise special screenings for our members so you can see them all.

The program is as follows:

  • The Mobile Meat Processing Unit Pr/Wr/Co-dir: Gaylene Barnes
  • Wide Eyed Wr/Dir: Catherine Bisley Pr: Catherine Fitzgerald
  • The Silk Pr/Dir: Claire Burgess and Nathalie Boltt
  • Four Eyes United Club Wr/Dir: Aidee Walker Pr: Morgan Stewart
  • Charlie Floyd’s Visionarium Dir: Emma Schranz Pr: Jaimee Poipoi
  • Here Now Dir: Chelsie Preston Crayford Ed: Gwen Norcliffe
  • In Safe Hands Wr/Dir: Jackie van Beek DOP: Ari Wegner
  • Friday Tigers Dir: Aidee Walker Pr: Julia Parnell

Come along to see the impressive offerings from WIFT members, have a glass of wine and connect with your fellow WIFT members.

Arrive at 6pm for a glass of wine.

Meanwhile book to attend via office@wiftnz.org.nz

members: free

non-members: $15
via WIFT New Zealand | Film and Television Industry News from Women in Film and Television New Zealand – 2014 WIFTI entry screening Christchurch.


View ‘The Mobile Meat Processing Unit’ online!




FINAL Screenings at the NZIFF

MMPU screened to a packed crowd in the largest screen at Hoyts Riccarton during the weekend. The drawcard was the film The Human Scale, which featured Christchurch and it’s current rebuild. While MMPU revealed the fictional and absurd consequences of letting the machines we build take over and get out of hand – this documentary exposed this absurdity in practice – as it is being built today in the gigacities. They particularly focused on the motorway flyovers, and inhumane residential development. Both films were about an equilibrium thrown out of kilter, by our own hands and our creative impulse. It behoves us therefore to create consciously, with regard to our fellow human beings, and all the creatures of the planet.

Throughout New Zealand our film has now been seen by thousands of people during the NZIFF. I would like to thank the festival curators of the NZIFF for putting these two films together, and allowing the resonance of each to speak to a greater issue.


Wednesday 7 August, 1.45pm Hoyts Northlands
Thursday 8 August, 11.30am Hoyts Northlands

Saturday 10 August, 10.30am The Regent Theatre
Sunday 18 August, 10.30am The Regent Theatre

Hamburger Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers “Unfit for human consumption” | Political Blind Spot

Hamburger chef Jamie Oliver has won his battle against one of the largest fast food chains in the world – McDonalds. After Oliver showed how McDonald’s hamburgers are made, the franchise announced it will change its recipe.

via Hamburger Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers “Unfit for human consumption” | Political Blind Spot.

Paired with “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Our short film “The Mobile Meat Processing Unit” will screen in the central square of Hamburg on Wednesday, 14th of August before the fantastic film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” by Benh Zeitlin!

Open air cinema screening in Hamburg

Every summertime the cultural ministry of Hamburg organizes a big open air cinema on the town hall square in the city centre of Hamburg – where they like to show shorts before the feature. Each year they view 50 to 60 shorts films and this year they have selected our short film “The Mobile Meat Processing Unit” to screen. 

The open air cinema at the town hall square takes place from the 8th till 18th of August 2013.

Christchurch and Dunedin Screenings | NZIFF

Screenings in Christchurch and Dunedin have been confirmed on the following days:


Saturday 3 August, 4.45pm Hoyts Riccarton
Sunday 4 August, 1.00pm Hoyts Riccarton
Wednesday 7 August, 1.45pm Hoyts Northlands
Thursday 8 August, 11.30am Hoyts Northlands


Saturday 10 August, 10.30am The Regent Theatre
Sunday 18 August, 10.30am The Regent Theatre


Screening with ‘The Human Scale’ at NZIFF


We are delighted to confirm screenings of The Mobile Meat Processing Unit at the NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Auckland and Wellington. It has been paired with the internationally acclaimed documentary The Human Scale:

“Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities for 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.”

This is a timely documentary as we begin to rebuild our city of Christchurch. Parts of this film were also filmed here – see clip from the film. We are proud to be presenting our short animation prior to the screening of this documentary.



Sunday 28 July, 1.00pm The Civic
Monday 29 July, 10.45am The Civic
Wednesday 31 July, 6.00pm Lido Cinema
Sunday 4 August, 6.15pm The Bridgeway


Monday 29 July, 6.15pm Penthouse Cinema
Tuesday 30 July, 1.30pm Penthouse Cinema
Sunday 4 August 11.00am Embassy Theatre
Monday 5 August 6.15pm Embassy Theatre

NB: More screenings to come!

Shortlisted for the NZIFF NZ’s Best Short Film Competition

We’re pleased to announce that The Mobile Meat Processing Unit has been chosen as one of 12 shortlisted films for the New Zealand International Film Festival’s ‘New Zealand’s Best’ short film competition. International filmmaker Alison Maclean has been confirmed as selector for this competition. Alison, based in New York, directed the classic short film Kitchen Sink ~ one of the most frequently screened NZ short. NZIFF Director Bill Gosden says “We couldn’t be more pleased that this year’s shorts are being honoured with her attention.”  So say we all! The final 5-6 films selected for the programme will be announced 30th May 2013.

See Press Release

Dates of screening during the 10th GFFIS – Seoul, Korea

The screening schedule is finally fixed and we are glad to inform you:

The 1st screening is May 13th 17:30 (CGV Yongsan 7).

The 2nd screening is May 16th 14:30 (CGV Yongsan 6).