Sweetshop signs Oscar-nominated Kiwi director for global representation

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“When it comes to hunting down unique characters for film and commercial work, Zoe McIntosh is in her element unveiling these best kept stories,” says Sweetshop NZ MD Fiona King, introducing the film co’s latest signing.

“Finding the truth in any performance; she’s completely at home directing one of New Zealand’s most notorious Mongrel Mob gangsters, and hanging out in boxing gyms and caravan parks.

“Her most recent short film The World in Your Window [scroll down to view the trailer] is a heartwarming tale of grief, family and circumstance and was awarded the prestigious Jury Prize at the 2017 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and won Best International Short Film at; Melbourne, Flicker Fest, Short Shorts Asia, Tahiti Film Festival and Vancouver Women in Film International Film Festival. It is also a contender for the 2019 Oscars.

“We see huge possibilities for her here in NZ and the rest of the world.”

“Beyond her impressive success as a documentary and narrative filmmaker, Zoe has also shot campaigns for a host of major brands, including ALDI, Cadbury, Sky TV, Spark, ASB and YWCA. She was named Cannes Lions Young Director of the Year in 2013 and judged the 2017 D&AD Awards.

Fiona King said, “Zoe is a remarkably gifted and capable filmmaker. Generous of spirt and collaborative in nature, she has the innate ability to connect with both actors and real people to bring the most genuine and compelling performances. We see huge possibilities for her here in New Zealand and the rest of the world.”

Zoe McIntosh said, “I’m extremely excited about the move. Sweetshop is at the forefront of the industry, producing some of the very top creative work. I’m really looking forward to continuing my current momentum and making some great work with this new team.”

  • Zoe McIntosh is now available for scripts from New Zealand. Contact fiona@thesweetshop.tv
  • The World in Your Window trailer below

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