Shadow Cut

East Coast Premiere


Country: New Zealand
Language: English

Running Time: 14min
Film Year: 2018
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award

Boy and Girl, two teens approaching adulthood, are drawn to a world beyond the restrictive walls of their rural New Zealand community. One day, Boy and Girl take the long way home after school. As they walk through their small town, their dreams, fears and secrets are exposed. Their search for truth leads them to a late night decision that could change their lives forever.

In “Shadow Cut” director Lucy Suess creates a touching and lyric story of young love at the crossroads of adulthood, when feelings seem overwhelming and insurmountable.

This film screens as part of SHORTS 3


Director: Lucy Suess
Producer: Johnny Lyon
Screenwriter: Lucy Suess
Executive Producer: New Zealand Film Commission
Production Company: WunderHouse Pictures

Cinematographer: Maria Ines Manchego, Eoin O'Liddigh
Editor: Lucy Suess

Cast: Matenga Ashby, Kyla Moffat, Troy Kingi, Tangaroa Pireroa

Lucy Suess

Lucy Suess was born in California and grew up in the Far North District in New Zealand. She studied film at the University of Auckland and “Shadow Cut” (2018) is her directorial debut.