A Woman’s Right to Shoes

A Film by Robyn Grace


Alice is happily married, the only thing out of sorts is that she has one foot bigger than the other. After placing an ad, she finds an opposite foot partner, Hayley, and they start a rather uneasy shoe shopping friendship.
One day Alice comes home to find that her husband is in fact leaving her for her opposite foot double. To add insult to injury, Hayley has taken back all the other shoes she bought, leaving Alice with only one shoe of each pair.
So begins her demise into madness, and our film begins.
We find her walking and counting her steps all the way to her local pub, wearing one shoe, hoping to find the new couple there and embarrassing them. It only serves to embarrass herself.
As a different shoe comes out each night, and is left as an offering outside the pub door, we slowly watch her recovery.


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    Robyn Grace

    Robyn studied Drama & Film, and English Literature at Victoria University in Wellington, she went straight on to start a career in the theatre, working in lighting, stage management, publicity and eventually Directing, with the critically acclaimed “Dry White and Friendly”. She also directed Alan Brough in his Comedy sensation “You’ve been a bad bad boy Elvis” which toured from NZ to the Montreal Comedy Festival.
    With itchy feet she headed off overseas which started a new phase in her life, and after four babies returned to the work force in New Zealand, as a First Assistant Director in the film industry.
    She has worked extensively in New Zealand on many productions including big US funded features “30 Days of Night” and “Deathgasm” (for which her worked earned her an Associate Producer credit as well), and dramas, “Legend of the Seeker”, “Spartacus” and “Shannara”. And great New Zealand features such as “The Most Fun You Can Have Dying”, “The Weight of Elephants”, “One Thousand Ropes”, “McLaren”, and “In Dark Places”. She also worked in South Africa on the hit “District 9” for Peter Jackson’s company Wingnut Films.
    Robyn first short film “A Women’s Right To Shoes” as Writer, Director is currently in the festival circuit, having screened at Palm Springs Shortfest 17, Salento International Festival 2017, Coronado Island Film Festival 2017, been shortlisted for Malta International Festival 2017 and the 4th New Zealand Film Awards 2017, early in 2018 it is scheduled to screen at the Beloit International Film Festival 2018, and the World of Women Film Fair Middle East as part of 2018 International Woman’s Day celebrations. Robyn has also Directed three series of “Korero Mai” ( series 7, 8, 9) which is a Maori language based drama and three episodes of “The Cul de Sac” (S2 Ep3 – S3 Ep 3&4) a popular children’s series for TVNZ. Robyn is in prep for her second short film “Yellow”, which she is shooting in April.

Awards + Festivals

  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST (Official Selection, World Premiere, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 21, 2017
  • 14th SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tricase, Italy)September 2, 2017
  • 2nd CORONADO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coronado, CA, USA)November 10, 2017
  • 13th BELOIT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, WI, USA)March 3, 2018
    WOW MIDDLE EAST - WORLD OF WOMEN FILM FAIR (Official Selection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates) March 6, 2018
  • RAPID LION INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 7, 2018
  • 20 MINMAX INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ingolstadt, Germany)April 25, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 6th DURHAM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)June 11, 2018
  • 7th MADRID INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)July 20, 2018
  • CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Cincinnati, USA)August 23, 2018
  • 1st THE BOULDER FILM AND BREW FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)September 15, 2018
  • 6th AUSTIN COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austin, USA)September 16, 2018
  • 3rd TRUJILLO INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trujillo, Peru)September 27, 2018
  • 10th CAPE TOWN INT'L FILM MARKET & FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Capetown, South Africa)October 9, 2018
  • 14th LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beverly Hills, CA, USA)October 11, 2018
    3rd ROYAL STARR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Royal Oak, MI, USA)October 11, 2018
  • 17th FLICKS BY CHICKS FEST (Official Selection, Dallas, TX, USA)November 3, 2018
  • 8th GREEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Green Bay, USA)January 16, 2019
  • 14th ANNUAL DURANGO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CO, USA)February 27, 2019
  • 20th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madison, Mississippi, USA)April 11, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • WOMEN OVER 50 FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, UK)September 20, 2019


Robyn Grace
Robyn Grace
Rory MacGillycuddy, Robyn Grace
Director of Photography
John Cavill
Art Direction
Penny Kerr
Costume Design
Sarah Voon
Richard Flynn
Peter Roberts
Sound Design
Nick Buckton, Jordan Smith, Greg Junovich (Native Audio)
supervision of Jan Hellriegel (Aeroplane Music)


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New Zealand

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