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Keep Them Waiting Short Film (Full Length) – 1963 Educational

Keep Them Waiting

Short Film (Full Length) – 1963 Educational

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Shot in black and white (by Terry King and future Harry Potter cinematographer Michael Seresin), this early Tony Williams directorial effort answers its road safety instructional mandate with style. A jazzy soundtrack scores the setting up of a literal ‘lives collide’ plot. Two lovers go rambling; a gallerist in a goatee takes photos on a car trip, a beau takes his girl for a Wellington coastal drive, a musical duo drive from a 2ZB recording session ... all the while emergency room flash-forwards are intercut and the clock ticks as basic road safety lessons are ignored.

In a film you can turn back the clock ... the characters can have a second chance, but in life you can’t turn back the clock.
– Narrator

Produced by

Pacific Films

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Pacific Films Productions Ltd.

Music

Composed by Robin Maconie, performed by Nicky Smith Trio, Maurice Paige Quartet.