Independently and together the 3 directors of MAP Films have written, directed and produced 7 short films acclaimed for their high production values and driving narratives. The Mouth and the Truth (1991), Ends Meat (1992), The Dig (1993), Snap (1994), Chinese Whispers (1996), Voiceover (1997) and Losing Sleep (1999) have screened at festivals as diverse as Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Mill Valley, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Madrid, Bilbao, Dresden and London. They have sold to TV nationally and internationally. Both The Mouth & the Truth and Voiceover won Best Short Film at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards. And our films have been finalists for this award five times.

From 1997 to 1998, MAP was contracted by the NZ Film Commission to run their Talent Development Initiative, soliciting, funding and executive producing seven short films, including Thinking About Sleep (1999 – directed by Brita McVeigh) which screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival; and Accidents (1999 – directed by Paul Swadel) which was in official selection for the Venice Film Festival and screened in competition at Clermont-Ferrand, winning a Special Jury Mention.