Salote, an airport cleaner, starts another long night shift. She keeps her head down, does her job, and gleans the means for her survival from what others leave behind.
About the Director
A Zoroastrian Indian by birth, Zia Mandviwalla immigrated to New Zealand in 1996. Mandviwalla’s work has traveled to film festivals worldwide and won a host of awards. In 2008, she spent four months in India working alongside Nandita Das on Das’s award-winning, multilingual directorial debut, Firaaq. In 2009, Mandviwalla was the recipient of New Zealand’s SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year Award. Night Shift is her fourth short film.
Cast and Credits
Director: Zia Mandviwalla
Screenwriter: Zia Mandviwalla
Executive Producers: Maile Daugherty, Michael Bennett
Producers: Chelsea Winstanley, Matt Noonan
Cinematographer: Ari Wegner
Editor: Dave Coulson
Art Director: Michael Williams
Music: Warren Maxwell
Principal Cast: Anapela Polataivao, Leon Dobrinski, Desond Malakai, Anapela Nimeti, Bree Peters
Contact: Lisa Chatfield / New Zealand Film Commission / email@example.com