Private Project

My Superhero

Sarah, a 10 year old girl and optimistic about life. 6 months ago she lost both her parents in a car accident, this left her very emotional and lost. Her Mother’s brother Peter takes her into his care. Her love/obsession of superheroes is her outlet. After being teased at school. Peter is worried about her. He uses her love of Superheroes to build a connection and try to get her to open up. Sarah comes home with an assignment, the speech she has to give and finds it hard to start. Peter is stressed about life, but only thinks about her well being. Presentation day, he is shocked when Sarah walks onto the stage, she isn’t dressed as her favourite hero Superman. As she begins, Peter is left speechless, tears roll down. Her speech was about him.

  • William Sangster
  • Roman Wright
  • Amelia Noyes
  • William Sangster
  • Kaylene
  • Joe Fuiava
    Key Cast
  • Andreana Katalina ‘Aholelei
    Key Cast
    "Sarah "
  • Asi Tatuila
    Key Cast
    "Mrs Toa "
  • IIaivaha Malu
    Key Cast
  • Joegen Daniels
  • Rose Hunt
  • Georgia van Koningsveld
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm,85mm,50mm, Sony F5
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - William Sangster, Roman Wright, Amelia Noyes
Director Statement

My name is William Sangster and I am a 3rd year AUT student, majoring in Television and Screen production. For many years, I’ve always known what I wanted to do and that was to create films. I love communicating my ideas to screen and creating films that resonate with people. I love creating films that come from the heart and represents me, my family, my people and my culture. My goal is to represent and be a voice for pacific islanders on screen. The ability to unify everyone on a film set, cast and crew is what I love the most. This is because it creates a family, full of talent where everyone's creative ideas, no matter how big or small, are taken into consideration. I’ve got my own youtube channel where I post my vlogs usually behind the scenes of films and ‘parties’. This short film is my pride and joy, as it’s my last assignment before graduation. I’m very appreciative and grateful to everyone that has brought my short film to life. The amount of input, cooperation and love everyone on set has put into this film, makes me love it even more. It’s given me the motivation and confidence to keep pursuing my dream as a filmmaker.