The Six Dollar Fifty Man will premiere on Rialto Channel (SKY Channel 25) at 5.55pm on Saturday 1 January, with additional screenings throughout January and February.
The film is based on the real life experiences of Wellington film makers Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston, growing up together at primary school on the Kapiti Coast.
The Six Dollar Fifty Man has had a successful run at film festivals all over the world, winning awards at A-list festivals like Cannes and Sundance, and has also achieved a place on the 2011 Academy Awards short-film long list.
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
It’s hard to look after yourself in the playground when you’re different. Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Six Dollar Fifty Man follows Andy, a gutsy eight year-old boy who lives in a make believe superhero world where his imagination allows him to perform extraordinary physical feats, to deal with playground bullies. But when Andy gets in trouble with the headmaster, he realises that to save himself & his only friend Mary, he must face up to the real world.
For a full schedule on screening times please visit www.rialtochannel.co.nz