SHORT FICTIONAL FILM I 7’ | NUEVA ZELANDA I 2018.
DIRECTORA: Tabitha Arthur.
HER MAGGIE LEIGH WHITE
HIM ALEX GREIG
A woman suspended in grief and the memories of her husband has cocooned herself in their home, which has become a memorial to him. Unwilling to face life without him, she resists venturing back out into the world. When she finally makes her first attempt, the woman is overwhelmed by her husband’s presence, seeing him in other men she encounters. Can she escape the shell of what was and embrace the balance between remembrance and life in the present?
Tabitha Arthur has directed multiple theatre productions, including distinctive teaser videos. She is also a graphic designer and photographer and, therefore, it was an obvious progression to creating work for screen. This is New Zealand director Tabitha’s debut short film. Originally from the beautiful coastal town of New Plymouth, Taranaki, Tabitha has called Wellington home for the past 20 years. She finds endless inspiration from the diversity of the community, the ever-changing landscape, and the highly changeable weather in the windy and proudly Creative Capital of New Zealand. An award-winning director and strong creative visionary, Tabitha embraces all forms of communication to create thought-provoking and visually stunning experiences for audiences. Tabitha holds a Master of Theatre Arts degree in Directing (Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and Victoria University, Wellington), a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design; Massey University Design School), and a Diploma of Media Communication (formerly Taranaki Polytechnic). Tabitha has worked on acclaimed productions including Hold Me by Emily Duncan, a double season of Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information and Far Away, and Wings by award-winning NZ playwright Jess Sayer. She has also worked alongside prominent NZ actor and director Peter Hambleton as assistant director