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June’s life is turned upside down when her parents relationship reaches a breaking point. Told through the eyes of the family dog, Stay is a one-shot short film that explores the tipping point in a young girl’s life.

Original Title Stay
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Short Film
Duration 7' 5''
Production Year 2017
Nationality New Zealand
Directed by Craig Gainsborough-Waring, Luke Thornborough
Screenplay Luke Thornborough, Melissa Nickerson
Director of photography Leigh Elford
Production Design Henric Matthiesen
Sound Jordan Smith
Music Rhian Sheehan
Main cast June van Griffin (June)
Lucas Butler (Lucas, the dog)
Jay Saussey (June’s Mother)
Brett Gribble (June’s Father)
Produced by Craig Gainsborough & Kat Glass

--- regista --- craig gainsborough-waringCraig Gainsborough-Waring
Craig is an Auckland based film & commercial producer with 10 years of experience. Recent productions include the short film TEN THOUSAND DAYS (directed by Michael Duignan) which premiered at the NZ International Film Festival, and TIDE which won best cinematography and actress at the NZ 48hr Film Festival. TIDE has also been nominated for best self-funded short film at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards. Craig has directed numerous music videos, however STAY is his first foray into directing drama.



--- regista --- luke thornboroughLuke Thornborough
Luke Thornborough is a British born New Zealand director working in Auckland. He graduated from the University of Auckland in 2012 with a degree in literature and film. His most recent short film SKIN has been selected as part of the 2016 NZ International Film Festival Programme.

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