Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

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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-

The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell
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The PAL R4 disc version is presented 2.35:1, with English language 5.1 dolby digital surround or 5.1 dts options as well as a director's commentary track option. There are no subtitles.
There are DVD extras of: a short, short 'The World of Karting' (1:43); Trailer(2:26); video interviews: William McInnes on Gary Snell (3:20), Robyn Malcolm on Gail Snell (2:46), Josh McKenzie on Marc Snell (2:14), William McKenzie on Ed Snell (1:26), Joel Tobeck on Ron (2:24), Brendan Donovan on the Snell Family (5:35), Robin Scholes on the story in general (3:47); 6 deleted scenes (12 min.); bloopers (4:08); a music video by Miriam Clancy of 'Life Extraordinary' (3:16); an audio only version of 'Life Extraordinary' by Jared Wrennall; a stills gallery and a group of pdf storyboards.
Starting 17 August, 2011, a PAL R4 DVD re-issue is available from NZ resellers for about $25nz.

Aro Video of Wellington - Recommended NZ Reseller

Mighty Ape of Australia

SPECIAL NOTE: As of 10 June 2014, a Special R4 PAL double-pack of 'The Hope and Dreams of Gazza Snell' and 'Kiwi Flyer' is available for purchase in New Zealand and Australia, selling for about $13. As of July 2016, Wheelers.co.nz has copies.



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