Thanks to the Department of Performing & Screen Arts, we are able to bring to you student films created as early as 2002. After This Is Libby, we bring to you Bud, written by Myfanwy Fanning-Randall and directed by Lucia Farron-Diamantis. The short film is a story of a boy who tries to return a stolen bag and made a bond with the bag’s owner. Bud was screened at the Wairoa Film Festival in June 2014.

Calae Bruce John Hignett-Morgan as Bud
Taiaroa Royal as Coco
Fred Bishop as Louis

with Pita Turei, Alexandra Jordan, Patrice Diamantis, Ava Gardiner, Tim Waring, David Schaaf, and Liam Bree

Director: Lucia Farron-Diamantis
Writer: Myfanwy Fanning-Randall
Production and Location Manager: Jena Berg
Director of Photography: Byron Gibbons
Sound: Karoline Lakusa
Editor: Jahnavi Dhanrajgir

Art Director: Meg Carlyle
Wardrobe: Hannah Woods
Make-up: Tamlyn Ryan and Aaron von Phillippe

1st Asst Director: Chelsea Smith
3rd Asst Director: Jadin Leslie and Mahmoud Youssef
Standby Camera/Sound: Tamara James
Boom Operator: Isobelle Harris
Continuity: Shaquille Wasasala
Production Coordinator: Jadin Leslie
Production Assistant: Pieta-Jane Chapman
1st Assistant Camera: Chelcie Harman
2nd Assistant Camera/Video Split: Ra Barrett
Grip/Lighting Assistant: John Colthorpe
Gaffer: Rowan Hopkins
Production Stills/EPK: Hanelle Harris
Safety: Shane Dawson (Lifeguard Safety)
Stunts: Andrew Stehlin (Grounded New Zealand Ltd)
Unit: Jadin Leslie
Colourist: Peter Barrett

Thank you for the Department of Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) for letting us share this project to you. See more from PASA at