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Grant Lahood: Snails, lemmings and a Kombi van…

Interview – 2014

Director Grant Lahood is a master of the quirky comedic short film - the creative force behind internationally-successful shorts Snail's Pace, The Singing Trophy, and Lemming Aid. Lahood has also directed the feature films Kombi Nation and Chicken, and a number of documentaries including Arc, Anzac Songs, and Intersexion

In this ScreenTalk, Lahood talks about:

  • Being frustrated by the slimy cast of Snail's Pace
  • How The Singing Trophy became a worldwide hit
  • The 'stupid' premise behind Lemming Aid
  • Coping with hurricane force winds on the shoot
  • Not being happy with his first feature film Chicken
  • Why Kombi Nation made him the most popular director in New Zealand
  • Telling powerful human stories in documentary Intersexion
This video was first uploaded on 10 February 2014, 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, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside