Luella Miller - 2005
Blackbox Films - 90 min.
DVD UPC # 880215102498
Cast: Sara Wiseman, Sia Trokenheim, Philip Brown, Jacqueline Nairn, Alistair Browning, Kevin J. Wilson; Screenplay: Dane Giraud, Owen Black; Director of Photography: Paul Tomlins; Music: Samuel Holloway; Editing: Campbell Farquhar; Art Design: You Jae Lee ; Production Manager: Aria Harrison; Producer: Robert Rowe; Director: Dane Giraud.
A psychological drama, shot in the Takapau area of Hawke's Bay. A story of love, friendship, loss and manipulation. Most of the lead cast and crew have television backgrounds and this feature was done on digital video with a very low budget, which partially explains the less than first class result. Dark scenes are a bit too dark, but otherwise a good visual result. Originally based on a short story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, this screenplay has shifted a long way from its initial inspiration. The setting is modern day, with a cast of different charactors and from the perspective of a local resident, who is involved in the story. If you like the genre - worth a visit.
Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: C
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