Cast: Theo David, Jeremiah Tauamiti, Luciane Buchanan, Villa Junior Lemanu
A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared passion for music and dance.
Samson Rambo and Ian Leaupepe are New Zealand–born Samoan filmmakers based in South Auckland. My Friend Michael Jones is their first professional short film project. In October 2018, My Friend Michael Jones became Oscar-qualified, winning three awards (Best NZ Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay) at Academy Award–accredited Show Me Shorts Film Festival and had its international premiere in Toronto at ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, where it was awarded the Moon Jury Prize.
Indomitable spirits and a refusal to back down from living authentically connect the characters in these five inspirational…