A talkback radio operator is forced to stand in for the regular host when he walks out because of a personal crisis. In between trying to answer calls, organize a replacement and discuss odd topics with a succession of callers, the flustered operator makes a surprising connection with another lost soul. Auckland's urban soul is captured with distinctive assurance in this neglected television short film from writer (with Geoff Chapple) and director Alison Maclean.
Sometime around 1984, writer and actor Fiona Samuel made a speech which became a rallying cry for many young or emerging film directors. It was about time, she declared, that Kiwi films stopped celebrating the ...
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A fictional 70s radio station
Short Film, 1986 (Full Length)
Another Maclean TV drama
Film, 1992 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Directed by Alison Maclean
Short Film, 1983 (Full Length)
A short film produced by Ikin and directed by Maclean
Television, 1993 (Full Length Episode)
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Television, 1985 (Full Length)
Featuring Lucy Sheehan
Television, 1992 (Full Length)
Featuring Alistair Douglas
Short Film, 1988 (Full Length)
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Television, 1987 (Full Length)
A doco about talkback radio
Web, 2013 (Full Length Episode)
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