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Annie Frear: Getting to grips with film...

Interview – 2009

Grip Annie Frear trained in television production at the ABC in Australia, and then returned to New Zealand and forged a distinguished film career working on such titles as E Tipu E Rea, Desperate Remedies, The Piano, Hinekaro Goes on a Picnic and Blows up Another Obelisk, and Peach. Frear was the Grip Co-ordinator for the massive production undertaking that was The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

In this ScreenTalk, Frear talks about:

  • What it was like working on The Lord of the Rings
  • The importance of the grip's working relationship with the Director of Photography
  • Her first feature film Desperate Remedies and her job as 'the skirt lifter'
  • The satisfaction of working with Film School students
  • The importance of 'hands on' training
This video was first uploaded on 3 July 2009, 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.
Interview Clare O'Leary. Camera and Editing Leo Guerchmann