The six dollar fifty man

The Six Dollar Fifty Man

film-roll New Zealand / Color / 15' / 2009

Set in 1970s New Zealand, “The Six Dollar Fifty Man” follows Andy, a gutsy 8 year-old boy who is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.

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Mark Albiston

Louis Sutherland

“The Six Dollar Fifty Man” is the third short film that Mark & Louis have collaborated on and the first that they have officially co-directed. It continues a body of work built on tales exploring the depths of the human spirit. “Run”, their earlier short film was awarded an Honourable Mention at Festival de Cannes Shorts Competition 2007 and First Place at Best of Shorts Film Festival, Marseille, as well as a Golden Horseman Audience Award at the Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival 2008. Mark and Louis are currently writing their feature screenplay “Shopping,” a story of a young Samoan boy who escapes from home only to become trapped in a shoplifting gang masterminded by a 50 year old Greek man.

Director
Mark Albiston
Louis Sutherland
Screenplay
Mark Albiston
Louis Sutherland
Cinematography
Simon Baumfield
Editing
Mike Bridgman
Music
Connan Hosford
Sound Design
Matt Stutter
Film Cast
Oscar Vandy-Connor
Celina Russo-Bewick
Nick Blake
Carmel McGlone
Thomas Kimber
Sam Ahie
Producer
Wendy Cuthbert
Fiction Short FilmsIn Competition