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Michael Heath

Writer, Director, Producer

Though Michael Heath helped create a run of pioneering examples of the Kiwi cinema of unease, his contributions to our culture defy easy categorisation. His scripts include many films which have made a comfortable home between genres: children’s vampire tale Moonrise/Grampire, nostalgic Ronald Hugh Morrieson chiller The Scarecrow, Heath’s work with director Tony Williams, and his acclaimed song-cycle A Small Life.

He has rebelled against constraints on self-expression ...The products of his personal resistance movement are plays and scripts which are surreal, or strange, or deeply moving, or funny, or all of those. Writer Merrill Coke, in a 1987 Listener profile