Futile Attraction -
Twilight Productions Ltd. - 82 min.
DVD UPC # 9421016370566; 9318500021427
Cast: Peter Rutherford, Danielle Mason, Alistair Browning, Glenda Tuaine, Michelle Ang.
Screenplay and Editing: Mark Prebble, Benedict Reid; Director of Photography: Mathew Knight;
Music: Jonathan Kennerley; Makeup: Penny Harford; Costume Design: Emma Callesen; Production Design: Nev Garven;
Producers: Lisa Cook, Natalie Crane, Mark Prebble; Director: Mark Prebble.
Basically, this is a comedy about a film crew making a New Zealand reality tv show about a couple
brought together by a dating service. However due to their being incompatible, the film crew tries to
manipulate them to get the film they want for the show. This is a mockumentary film within a film that
was done with an absurdly small budget over a number of years (shades of Jackson's Bad Taste).
When post-production, publicity, distribution and other non-principal filming activities required
additional funds, the director went to the internet and asked for donations, with only the promise of
getting their names in the credits. Amazingly it worked and I can report that the finished product is
far better than I expected and contains some aspects that are actually unique - watch for the occational
unrelated background activity, especially during the restaurant scene. Recommended.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B -
Official MP4 Trailer