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Night Shift

15m Short, Drama 2012

Directed and Written by:
Zia Mandviwalla

Night Shift is a heartbreaking, beautifully realised film. The performance of the lead actress is exceptional. This film is a subtle but searing comment on modern day life.” – Roger Donaldson

Festival de Cannes 2012: Short Film Competition.

Salote, an airport cleaner starts another long night shift. She keeps her head down, does her job and gleans her survival from what others leave behind. No one would usually spare her a second glance.

Nightshift is Zia Mandviwalla’s fourth short.Her films carry a host of awards, including Best Short Film Script at the 2005 NZ Screen Director’s Guild Awards, Best Director and Best Short Film at Fitzroy Shorts in Melbourne and a grand jury nomination at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York in 2008.


Anapela Polataivao (Salote) , Leon Dobrinski (Yury)


Zia Mandviwalla

Director of Photography

Ari Wegner


David Coulson




New Zealand


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