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Based on a novel by the late Ronald Hugh Morrieson — whose stories painted hometown Taranaki as a hotbed of colourful characters and dodgy dealings — Predicament is a prohibition-era tale of blackmail, anxiety and criminal partnerships. In this Jason Stutter-directed film, awkward teenager Cedric meets two oddball misfits (played by Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement and Australian comedian Heath 'Chopper' Franklin) and becomes entangled in a plot to blackmail adulterous couples caught in flagrante delicto. Predicament went on to win six Aotearoa Film Awards.

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 Floyd Clotworthy

Floyd Clotworthy

Looks good... must see it...I was an extra in another Hugh Morrieson
novel ...made in to a Feature Film...'Came a Hot Friday' and it was lots of fun...back in the 80s... good to see small town NZ come to life in an era that was a little backward and old fashion....>/<



Saw this film today, heartily reccomend it. Darkly comic.and clever Jermaine Clements character's (Spook) nasally kiwi accent was a real highlight for me, as was the production quality and the script.

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It got me thinking: if I was to get my hands on a camera, I’d be in a position to profit. 


2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Cinematography - Feature Film: Simon Raby
Best Production Design - Feature Film: John Harding
Best Costume Design - Feature Film: Lesley Burkes-Harding
Best Make-up Design - Feature Film: Angela Mooar
Best Original Music - Feature Film: Plan 9 (Steve Roche, Janet Roddick and David Donaldson)
Best Visual Effects - Feature Film: Sauce VFX (Marten Coombe)
Nominated for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Screenplay, Editing and Sound