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Dave Letch


Perhaps best known in New Zealand as the psycho who stares from the poster of 1984's Death Warmed Up, Dave Letch has played ghosts (Mr Wrong) and suitors to writer Janet Frame (An Angel at My Table). In the 90s he left acting to co-found Australian theatre company Renegade, and has since done turns as theatre director, acting teacher, and film assessor. In 2006 Letch directed community-driven feature Wishbone.

As I’m sitting in the cottage, watching the screens, watching every shot as we lay them down and decide which part of the jigsaw best goes where, I am astounded at what we did. Nearly a year’s worth of dedication, commitment, belief. Dave Letch, on making 2006 adventure movie Wishbone