Congratulations to DEGANZ Board member, Celia Jaspers, for her new fantastical adventure short selected to screen at the Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles! Directed, written, and produced by Celia, The Polycees was chosen as one of the 250 finalists.
The family-friendly short takes you on a wild ride through parliament, unearthing a secret government below Aotearoa’s iconic Beehive. It’s up to Lee, the prime minister’s daughter, and Spoo, a cheeky puppet creature, to keep the secret of the bustling network of The Polycees under wraps. Full of puppet mischief, sudden villain plot twists, and gentle satire, there is something for the whole family.
As part of the Dances With Films festival, The Polycees will screen at the TCL Chinese Theatres in June this year. The festival highlights independent filmmakers and screens a wide range of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and animations. It is exciting to see a Kiwi children’s film included in the mix!
Don’t keep it a secret, and support The Polycees.