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Mystery and menace abound in this debut film from Alison Maclean. Made when Maclean was an Elam art student, the experimental short plays with gender and racial stereotypes by constantly thwarting narrative expectations. What there is of a plot consists of a woman emerging from the sea and a 'centrepiece' pursuit leading to a confrontation between two characters: a man and a woman (both played by the same actor). Scripted, shot and edited by Maclean it marked the beginning of a fertile collaboration between Maclean and producer Bridget Ikin.


by Catherine Bisley 16.07.2009

In a still image taken during Taunt's production photographer Anne Noble captures Alison Maclean: barefoot, perched on a crate in a wheelbarrow, the young filmmaker levels her camera at the action ...

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 Alison Maclean
 Bridget Ikin
 Rangikawhina Chadwick

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I want the audience to be both emotionally involved and to think, to see some of the ways that meaning is manipulated in film.