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  1. Part one of three from this full length drama.

  2. Part two of three from this full length drama.

  3. Part three of three from this full length drama.

  4. The credits from this drama.

Synopsis

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.

Background

A perspective by Costa Botes 14.10.2008

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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