Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell, The - 2010
Eyeworks Film - 77 min.
UPC - # 9312590153204; 9312590156533
Cast: William McInnes, Robyn Malcolm, Joel Tobeck, Josh McKenzie, William McKenzie, Melissa Xiao, Gary Young, Sarah Peirse.
Screenplay: Brendan Donovan, David Brechin-Smith; Director of Photography: Tristan Milani; Original Music: Mario Grigorov; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: Chris Plummer; Production Designer: Phil Ivey; Costume Design: Kirsty Cameron; Stunt Co-ordinator: Mark Harris; Producer: Robin Scholes;
Director: Brendan Donovan
A coming of age story with a difference - it's the father who is doing the growing up. His obsession with his teen boys' karting careers has alienated his wife and pushed his family to the financial brink. And yet he smiles through it all, equal parts charmer, great dad and frustating bastard. Gazza's world is turned upside down when his boys collide on the track, forcing him to fight to keep his dreams afloat and his family together. It's about letting go and finding something much stronger to hold on to. Filmed mostly in the Auckland suburb of Howick, which is a major "character" of the story.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-
Official MP4 Trailer