Every Little Thing

Sally Aitken
/ Australia, New Zealand
/ 2024
/ 93 mins
/ English
New Zealand Premiere

A big celebration of tiny things. 

The film follows Terry Masear, who, amidst the glamour of Hollywood, Los Angeles, finds herself on a transformative journey as she nurtures wounded hummingbirds. Unravelling a visually captivating and magical tale of love, fragility, and healing, award-winning Doc Edge alumna director Aitken has found the perfect film subject in Masear, who is not only warm, knowledgeable, and slightly eccentric but also the author of the bestselling memoir Fastest Things on Wings. Coupled with breathtaking slow-motion macro photography to capture the antics of hummingbirds barely bigger than a bumble bee, the film celebrates the delicate beauty found in tiny acts of greatness. 

**Screening with the following short film**

Looking Up 
Stephanie Guest, Charlotte Gillespie | 2024 12 min | New Zealand 
World Premiere 

Three individuals with a shared love for birdwatching. Over time, they each share their battle with mental health: navigating the turbulent waters of burnout, depression, anxiety, and trauma. This film does not sugar-coat life's challenges, but it does remind us that sometimes, the simple act of connecting with nature like watching birds, can be a powerful remedy. 

with director Sally Aitken following the screening on
* 30 June, 5:15 pm, at Lumiere Cinemas

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Film Info

Director: Sally Aitken
Producer: Bettina Dalton, Oli Harbottle, Anna Godas
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Language: English
Year: 2024
Duration: 93 mins
Category: The Edge of Impact
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