Nadia Elers

Blood Tropicana

Ngāi Tahu & Te Arawa

Film poster for Blood Tropicana
Nadia Elers, Producer of Blood Tropicana on location (Ivy Bar)

Bachelor of Creative Media Production

As the Producer of Blood Tropicana, it has been a fulfilling and challenging experience. Producing a short film that has a large scope, meant I was constantly learning while working under pressure. Through this opportunity, I have been able to explore my potential as an emerging creative practitioner whilst following my passion for storytelling and working with people. Next year I will be studying a graduate diploma in secondary teaching.
Blood Tropicana is a 12-minute sci-fi short film set in a dystopian Wellington. Frank, still grieving his late wife, decides to impersonate an officer at the I.C.A, the specialists in tracking and deporting overstayers. Frank begins to question his fascist worldviews when he confronts an illegal immigrant inside the seedy speakeasy, Blood Tropicana. The film explores the themes of migration, corruption, prejudice, and loss.



Block 1 Level D