SHORT FILM: The Six Dollar Fifty Man

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In Six Dollar Fifty Man eight-year-old Andy’s make-believe superhero world gets a reality check: he has to confront playground bullies and the headmaster in order to rescue his pride, and his only friend, Mary. The gutsy outsider’s playground trials were inspired by filmmakers Mark Albiston's and Louis Sutherland’s Kapiti Coast 70s upbringing. The film was a breakout festival hit: amongst a haul of awards it collected in its brown satchel were a Sundance win and special distinctions at Cannes and Berlin. It was long-listed for the 2011 Academy Awards.

Director, Story - Mark Albiston

Director, WriterLouis Sutherland

Producer - Wendy Cuthbert