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  1. A full length short film.


Before the Blerta bus and the famous yellow mini hit the road, some friends with more energy than cash dressed up as mad doctors and scarfie crims, and began making movies. This freeform short about running late is an early product of a group of schemers who were key in the Kiwi film renaissance (Geoff Murphy is a man in a hurry and Bruno is 'Dr Brunowski'). Originally screened with live music, here it’s jazzed up with a 2012 soundtrack led by Murphy on vocals; the result is an unbottling of sheer youthful filmmaking pep. Warning: final credits not to be trusted.

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 Helen Whiteford
 Geoff Murphy

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 Patricia Robins

Patricia Robins

This was probably made in 1969

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I woke up in the morning, I’m gettin’ out of bed / Gotta hurry hurry faster faster because I’m going outta my head. 
He's at the top of his game / Dr Brunowski is his name.