Friday, July 15, 2011

Florien Habicht's Love Story screens at the 2011 New Zealand International Film Festival

Filmmaker Florien Habicht (maker of the critically acclaimed Kaikohe Demolition) was the inaugural recipient of the $80,000 Harriet Friedlander New York Residency Award. He spent 10 months in NY in 2010 where he was told by a fortune teller that he should never step in front of a camera. He did just that with Love Story, working with advice on what happens next from New Yorkers he met on the street. He says the resulting film, which is is screening in this year's New Zealand International Film Festival, is "like a pick-a-path book from the 80s."