Memory Foam is a short film written and directed by Paloma Schneideman and funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. It explores a moment with a middle aged married couple who are shopping for a bed. As they move around the store they realise their bed may not be the only thing they've outgrow.
Premiered in NZIFF 201 and Show Me Shorts Film Festival - nominated for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor (Alison Bruce)
So Low - JESS B
So Low is a music video/song that tells the story of unrequited love between two women. Visually and philosophically, it explores whether love can grow and flourish when it is planted in unnatural foundations. Directed by duo Connie Ca$h (Shaquille Wasasala and Paloma Schneideman).
SET IT OFF - JESS B
Set It Off is a music video directed by Paloma Schneideman and Shaq Wasasala (Connie Ca$h) for emerging rap star JessB. Both the song and the visuals serve as an anthem for female empowerment. It's a bit tongue in cheek, but doesn't stray away from vulnerability and honesty. Peep the celebrity cameos.
Directed by Paloma Schneideman, Mine tells the story of a young mother who goes to drastic efforts to connect with her daughter. As the story progresses, we realise all is not as it seems.
In 2015 Mine was selected for NZIFF, FIFO, Wairoa Maori Film Festival, and won 'Best Short' at the Asian Micro Film Festival.
THE JASMINE AND JEROME COMEDY HOUR
A short film written and directed by Paloma Schneideman that explores the types of work we make in New Zealand and raises questions about the characters we keep representing, often forgetting to supply the context. Premiered Wairoa Maori Film Festival