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  1. A full length short film.


Blue tells the story of a fallen kids’ TV mascot reduced to working as a waiter in an Asian restaurant. 'Blue' keeps his happy face on as he serves customers food; occasionally he's recognised from his screen fame days, but mostly he's ignored. One day bad news arrives. The urban alienation themed-film was awarded best short at Cannes Critics' Week 2011. Korean-born Stephen Kang moved to New Zealand in 1993; his digital feature Desert was released in New Zealand theatres in 2011, and was selected for South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival.

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 Stephen Kang
 Tara Riddell
 Niamh Peren

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 Paul Ward

Paul Ward | website

Blue is now available in full on NZ On Screen - click play above

 Paul Ward

Paul Ward | website

Hi J - as a freshly-made film Blue is in the middle of its festival run (spurred on no doubt by Cannes-success), so it's likely to be a while before it's available online anywhere — having a film available online risks selection from some key festivals, who demand exclusive screenings.



Awesome! Where can we watch this online?

 Heidi Heyman

Heidi Heyman

Wonderful news - congratulations!! emotive and to the point.



Congratulations to Stepen Kang and his team. Another world-class effort from a kiwi director. The costume for Blue was made in Auckland at The Costume Studio.

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I think it's every filmmaker's dream to get invited to Semaine de la Critique in their lifetime. So when I found out the news, it was so surreal. 


2011 Cannes Film Festival
Critics' Week, Best Short Film

Festivals include
Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea)