Capital film-makers off to Sundance

Kapiti film-makers Mark Albiston, left, and Louis Sutherland's film Shopping is among 112 others selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
Kapiti film-makers Mark Albiston, left, and Louis Sutherland's film Shopping is among 112 others selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

A Wellington film-making duo has beaten thousands of competitors to be selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.

Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland's feature film debut Shopping is among 113 films from around the world that will feature in the festival in January next year, selected for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

The film, much of it shot on the Kapiti Coast, follows 1980s teenager Willie, a young criminal that must choose between his family and gang of shoplifters.

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival received more than 12,000 entries, including 4000 feature films. Only 113 were selected for screening.

The pair have previously been successful with short films including the Sixty Dollar Fifty Man, which won a host of awards at Cannes, Sundance and the Berlin film festivals.

The Dominion Post