This is Her

This is Her

This is Her

“This is me. This is my husband …” So narrates Evie as she watches her younger self labour with childbirth. “And this is the bitch who will one day steal him, and ruin my life.” When the bitch is shown as an angelic six-year-old the tone is set for Katie Wolfe’s award-winning black comedy (her debut short as a director). Writer Kate McDermott’s wry narration moves between then and now, as fate delivers a less-than-wonderful life in Auckland suburbia. Selected for the Sundance Film Festival, This is Her was a breakout festival success, earning Wolfe notice as a filmmaker to watch.

When I first read the script I laughed – a lot. I was attracted to its dry, wry tone, its clever structure, and the potential to create eclectic, surprising and imaginative visuals. I thought the structure was very sophisticated and the tone, the dark humour of it, really appealed to me. It was a very adult story, the story of a woman my age.
Katie Wolfe, Director


2010 Show Me Shorts Film Festival (New Zealand)
Best Film

2009 Aspen Shortfest (United States)
Best Comedy Film

2009 Palm Springs Shortfest (United States)
Future Filmmaker Award: Katie Wolfe

2009 Hamptons International Film Festival (United States)
Audience Award for Best Short Film

2009 Filmets – Badalona Short Film Festival (Spain)
Venus de Badalona for Best Short Film: This is Her

2008 Qantas Film & Television Awards
Outstanding Technical Contribution to a Short Film – Ginny Loane (for her Cinematography)
Nominated for Best Short Film
Nominated for Best Performance in a Short Film: Mia Blake

2008 Prague International Short Film Festival
Best Audience Film Award

2008 Antipodes Film Festival (France)
Best Short Film

Festivals include
2009 Sundance, 2009 Karlov Varlay, 2009 Flickerfest (Australia), 2009 Seattle, 2009 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, 2009 Palm Springs, 2008 Edinburgh, 2008 Telluride, 2008 New York, 2008 New Zealand, 2008 Melbourne