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I'm Going To Mum's

12m Short, Family 2013

Directed and Written by :
Lauren Jackson

New Zealand International Film Festival: 2013

I’m Going To Mum’s enjoyed international festival success, screening not only at the NZIFF in New Zealand’s Best 2013, but as part of Generation K Plus at Berlinale, New York International Children’s, Boston International Children’s, Oberhausen Short Film, Los Angeles International Children’s and San Francisco International Festivals.

Jacob is eight years old and his parents dress him funny. Stuck in the middle of a fresh divorce, he takes drastic fashion action to make himself heard.

Director Lauren Jackson says I’m Going to Mum’s is a “story with heart, set in the complicated world of divorce…a story about innocence, division, role reversal, loyalty, and autonomy”.

Lauren trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland in German and Film, TV & Media Studies. She works as a director, playwright, actor and drama tutor. In 2005 she won the Chapman Tripp Most Outstanding New Playwright of the Year Award for her play Exchange, which premiered at BATS in the Young and Hungry season.


Duane Wichman-Evans (Jacob) , Narelle Ahrens (Gwen) , Jarod Rawiri (Anthony)


Lauren Jackson

Director of Photography

Simon Raby

Production Designer

Daniel Birt




New Zealand

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