A group of young pickpockets run a tight operation in a train station, until one decides she wants to escape.

Hand: Short Film

2113 Creatives collaborated with Cannes award-winning filmmaker Stephen Kang to produce a short film about a group of young pickpockets who run a tight operation in a train station. Funded by Toi Whakaari, Wellington City Council and Gen Energy. The film was a Semi Finalist at the New York Indie Shorts Awards, a Semi Finalist at Indie Shorts Awards Cannes, a Semi Finalist at Venezia Shorts, and Official Selection at Down Under Berlin Film Festival and Short to the Point ISFF Awards.


1x narrative short film (15 mins running time)

15x BTS images

1x festival trailer


Born in South Korea, grew up in New Zealand. Kang’s short film Blue – the tale of a fallen TV mascot – won the Grand Prix at 2011 Cannes Critics’ Week and travelled numerous film festivals around the globe. Kang’s micro budget feature Desert debuted at 2010 Busan International Film Festival and later released in local cinemas. Stephen represented New Zealand at the Berlinale Talent Campus and also received the honour of an Asian Producer’s Network Award. Most recently he finished shooting a New Zealand Film Commission funded short film, Breathe.


Watch this behind-the-scenes video from our sponsors, Gen Energy.


Written & Directed by:

Stephen Kang

Produced by:

Jack Barry & Miryam Jacobi

Executive Producer:

Vaughan Slinn

Director of Photography:

Tim Flower

Consulting Producer:

Brita McVeigh


Richard Shaw


Karishma Grebneff, Awa Puna, Tāne Rolfe, Ben Ashby, Ola Ratka, Jehangir Homavazir, Elisabeth Marschall,


Amber Liberté

Costume Designer:

Monique Bartosh

Art Director:

Rio Tuson

First Assistant Director:

Paul Grinder

Second Assistant Director:

Harriett Guy

Extras Casting Coordinator:

Mark Whittet

Locations Manager:

Monique Gilmour

Production Coordinator:

Myles Knowles

First Assistant Camera:

Ethan James

Second Assistant Camera:

Taniora Tamati-Rakete

Steadicam Operator:

Tim Butters


Jack Barry

Best Boy:

Mattias Inwood

Sound Recordist:

James Dunlop

Assistant Costume:

Ruby Longworth & Rhys Tunley

Post Supervisors:

James Brookes & Mark Taylor


Julian Dyson


Brandon Hermitte & Samuel Collings

Online Editor:

Joss Hardman

Re-recording Mixer:

Alex Chalcoff

Post Production Coordinator:

Amelia Watts

Sound Design:

Alex Chalcoff & Luana Barnes

Sound Design:

Alex Chalcoff & Luana Barnes

ADR Record and Edit:

Luana Barnes


Misha Yakovlev


Luke Ross

Made with support from:

Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School, Wellington City Council, Gen Energy, Rocket Rentals and Department of Post