In director Grant Lahood's 2013 Tropfest NZ entry a young boy takes Kiwi ingenuity to the next level by creatively adapting his gumboots to net sporting victory. But it’s a risky move. Sprung marks a return for Lahood to his dialogue free short film beginnings (eg. Cannes award-winner The Singing Trophy, and his debut Snail’s Pace). Like those shorts, Sprung has a devilish sense of humour, and a crisply edited contest of wills. The ode to the courage of the young and the unpredictability of science was scored by veteran film and TV composers Plan 9.
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Television, 1968 (Excerpts)
More radical usage of gumboots
Short Film, 2007 (Full Length)
Kiwi DIY gone wrong
Short Film, 1989 (Full Length)
Grant Lahood’s short film debut from 1989
Film, 2003 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Grant Lahood feature on a group of Kiwis on a Europe OE
Short Film, 2005 (Full Length)
A Grant Lahood short starring Toi Whakaari students
Television, 2006 (Full Length Episode)
More Kiwi kids and inventive science
Television, 2007 (Full Length Episode)
More radical Kiwi footwear
Television, 1978 (Excerpts)
More successful NZ basketballers
2013 Tropfest, 2013 New Zealand Short Film Festival, Brisbane