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Synopsis

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. 

Credits (7)

 Grant Lahood
 Fraser Brown
 Jackson Treadray

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 Granite Pictures

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Quotes

Sprung by Grant Lahood ended up being one of my personal favorites  It’s well-paced, shot and cut beautifully and is simply funny – in a good way. What is it about? Let’s say that Sprung is about how physics ruins our hopes and dreams. I can’t really say much more than that – you just need to watch it for yourselves. It’s a bite-size mini doughnut filled with deliciousness … 
Known for his idiosyncratic storytelling, quirky humour, and ability to extract beautifully nuanced performances from his actors, Grant’s work truly encapsulates what makes New Zealand short films so great. 

Awards

Festivals include:
2013 Tropfest, 2013 New Zealand Short Film Festival, Brisbane