MUNKIE (2021)

Short Film. 15mins. 2.39:1 Scope. 5.1 Surround. NZ

Munkie follows a vengeful daughter whose violent plan of revenge against her domineering "tiger parents" spins out of control.

A University of Auckland MA thesis short film.

Film Festival Selections
Fantasia International Film Festival 2021 (World Premiere)
San Diego International Film Festival 2021 (Audience Choice Short Award)
Beyond Fest, Los Angeles 2021
Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey 2021
Nightstream Film Festival 2021
Boston Underground Film Festival 2021
North Bend Film Fest 2021
The Overlook Film Festival 2021
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2021
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2021
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2021 (Nominated Outstanding International Short Film)

Starring: Xana Tang, Pak Wing Leung, Janet Tan, Daniel Lee, Benjamin Teh, Muhammad Nasir, Sam Liew, Sara Stone  
 


Written & Directed by Steven Chow
Producer - Rachel Fawcett
Production Coordinater - Amanda Wilson
1st ADs - Hweiling Ow, Craig Gainsborough-Waring
Director of Photography - Adam Luxton
Production Design - Glenn Blomfield
1st AC - Asuka Sylvie
2nd AC - Aitkin Lau
1st AD & Stunt Coordinator - Amand Weaver
Script Continuity - Claire van Beek
Gaffer - Nick Burridge
Lighting Assistant – Viran Ranaweera 
Costume Designer - Liz Laupepa
Makeup – Holly Shepheard
Assist Makeup - Neeka Coe, Tanaya Sonar
Sound Recordist - David Peterson
Boom Operator - Samuel Skeath
Locations - Helen Au
Unit - Mia Maramara
Runner- Peter Chang
Stills - Hillie Chan
Editor - Steven Chow
Colorist - Joss Hardman
Composer - Karl Steven
Sound Post - Vedat Kiyici

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“Adolescent rage reigns in MUNKIE as Rose cooks up a scheme for revenge on her overbearing parents. Things don’t go as planned, though, and her plan to scare them straight goes from bad to worse in this angry and precise crime thriller from director Steven Chow, a first-generation Chinese New Zealander. With a powerful sense of place and purpose, Chow demonstrates himself as a talent to watch.” 

– Justine Smith, “Underground" Section Director, Fantasia International Film Festival


“Such a powerful and haunting piece of work. It absolutely floored me.”  

Mitch Davis, Artistic Director, Fantasia International Film Festival