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Florian Habicht: A filmmaker with a light and quirky touch...

Interview – 2008

Director Florian Habicht is responsible for some of New Zealand's quirkiest films. Habicht made his breakthrough in 2003 with the surreal Woodenhead. Since then, his features have blurred the boundaries between documentary and drama.

In this ScreenTalk, Habicht talks about:

  • His early life and Elam Art School
  • Making short films and learning from making mistakes, experimenting and doing things his own way

  • How a would-be tourism film evolved into demolition derby documentary Kaikohe Demolition

  • Working with theatre director Warwick Broadhead on Woodenhead, and 2008 documentary Rubbings From a Live Man

This video was first uploaded on 22 August 2008, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Direction and Interview - Clare O'Leary, Camera and Editing - Leo Guerchmann