Fantail

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Fantail - 2013




Curious Films - 78 min.
DVD UPC # 9338176011683; 829461000608

Cast: Sophie Henderson, Jarod Rawiri, Stephen Lovatt, Jahalis Ngamotu, Vinnie Bennett, Tammy Davis, Cian White.
Crew: Screenplay: Sophie Henderson; Director of Photography: Ian McCarroll; Editor: Richard Shaw; Original Music: Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper; Production Designer: Brant Fraser; Costume Designer: Kylie Cooke; Makeup Artist: Katie Melody Rogers; Sound Design: Dick Reade; Producers: Sarah Cook, Matt Noonan; Director: Curtis Vowell.

Tania thinks she is Maori. She works the graveyard shift at a petrol station to save money to take her brother Pi to 'Surfers Paradise'. When Pi goes away to pick kiwifruit, Tania is left by herself to plan for their trip. When Dean, the regional manager, arrives and questions Tania's culture and who her family is, she starts to piece together the truth. She then realises she must bring her brother home. But one night a cheeky little bird ruins everything and Tania pays the ultimate price for being a hero. First class photography, score and above average acting, but my main complaint is the lack of English subtitles, as I had some difficulty with the dialogue.

Censor Rating: R15 - Review Rating: B-

Fantail
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Starting 01 October 2014, PAL R4 dvds can be purchased from Australian or New Zealand sources, selling for about $30. It is presented in its original 2.35:1 format with a DD 2.1 English language track. There are no subtitles or extras. Filmed almost entirely at a South Auckland petrol station.

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Reviews at Letterboxd.com

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August 2014 - Melbourne International Film Festival - Won a People's Choice Award





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