Milk

When she sees an old man unable to pay for his milk, a young girl has a change of heart.

  • Celia Jaspers
    Director
    Homeschool
  • Celia Jaspers
    Writer
    Homeschool
  • Celia Jaspers
    Producer
    Homeschool
  • Auriga Martin
    Producer
  • Juanita Deely
    Producer
    A Home in this World
  • Charlotte Jaspers
    Key Cast
    "girl"
    Homeschool
  • Frank Edwards
    Key Cast
    "man"
    Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Frighteners
  • Christy-Anne Sullivan
    Key Cast
    "shop keeper"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Family, drama, ficton, feel good, heart warming, kindness, live action, narrative, children's
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2k DCI
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • LA Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 12, 2021
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Show Me Shorts
    Auckland
    New Zealand
    October 2, 2021
    New Zealand Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MINT Montana International Film Festival
    Billings
    United States
    September 16, 2021
    Montana Premiere
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
    Birmingham
    United States
    August 23, 2021
    Alabama Premiere
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
    Honolulu
    United States
    November 4, 2021
    Hawaii Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tirana International Film Festival
    Tirana
    Albania
    September 24, 2021
    Albania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival
    Chicago
    United States
    November 12, 2021
    Chicago
    Official Selection
  • Reale Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    Winner - Best Film for March
  • Nenagh Children's Film Festival
    Dublin
    Ireland
    June 12, 2021
    World
    Winner - Best Actress & Finalist - Best Film
  • Toronto Feedback Female Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    July 3, 2021
    Canadian Premiere
    Winner - Best Performances
  • New Creators Film Awards
    Paris
    France
    Best Director - Short
  • Gold Coast International Film Festival
    Great Neck NY
    United States
    October 10, 2021
    Long Island Premiere
  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    August 21, 2021
    San Diego Premiere
  • Hollywood New Directors
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • Kineko Children's Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Japan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Golden Short Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    Top 5 Finalist - Best Actress
  • Stage 32 Competition
    n/a
    United States
    Quarter Finalist
  • Kids First Film Festival
    n/a
    United States
    Official Selection
  • One Reeler

    United States
    Winner: Award of Merit
  • Budapest Film Awards
    Budapest
    Hungary
    July 25, 2021
    Hungary Premiere
    Audience Award
  • International Shorts
    Melbourne
    Australia
    Official Selection
  • Infinity Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Wairarapa Film Festival
    Martinborough
    New Zealand
    October 30, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cooper Awards

    Ukraine
    Best Director - Short Film, Best Actress - Short Film, Best Trailer
  • Iconic Images Film Festival

    Lithuania
    Runner Up: Best Female Director
  • Universal Kids Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    September 2, 2021
    Turkey Premiere
  • Z Shorts
  • The Tylerman Film Festival
    Wheaton
    United States
    August 28, 2021
  • International Symbolic Art Film Festival
    St Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Winner: Best Drama; Winner: Best Young Actress; Winner: Masterpiece Award
  • Kino Short FilmThe Peoples Festival

    United Kingdom
    Finalist
  • Megaflix Film Awards

    United Kingdom
    9 Platinum Awards, 1 Silver & 1 Honourable Mention
  • Roma Short Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    Honorable Mention
  • Monza Film Festival
    Monza
    Italy
    Finalist
Director Biography - Celia Jaspers

Award winning director, Celia Jaspers has over 28 years in the industry and has amassed vast experience in all aspects of production for film and television. She has extensive experience across all trades - theatre, television and film. As lead creative, her programmes have won awards from the 48 Hours Film Festival, New York Festivals international Television and Film Awards, Asian Television Awards, Jackson Hole Science Media Awards and the International Wildlife Film festival. She proudly accepted a Silver World Medal for “Best Direction” in 2019 NYF awards in Las Vegas. And her short film created for V48 Hours Film festival Lockdown 2020, became a top 10 finalist from over 2000 entries and scooped Best Family Film. She is currently a judge for the New Zealand Film and Television Awards and the New York Festivals Awards. Member of WIFT and the DEGNZ.

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Director Statement

Milk has been the most uplifting, inspirational project I've done in my entire career. The care, kindness and generosity shown by my cast, crew and community has been astounding. Made on a zero budget but the highest of production standards, we certainly made more than we paid for! This film is about kindness and the entire project has attracted just that from its inception. Im humbled and proud to present Milk to the world, showing a slice of New Zealand country life and the kind of people we are.