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A Nice Sort of Day Short Film (Full Length) – 1977 Documentary

A Nice Sort of Day

Short Film (Full Length) – 1977 Documentary

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A 1970s film contrasting impressions of two places over the course of a day: Mana Island and Wellington city. Two young climbers (a teacher and a gardener) row out to the island while the sun rises and the city wakes up. Over smokes and beer, the men discuss why they climb; evocative shots of their rockface ascent are paralleled with shots of city bustle: traffic, Radio Windy DJs and new high rises. The genre of dramatised documentary was relatively new when cinematographer Attewell made this film — his directorial debut — mainly shot over two weekends in 1973.

Key Cast & Crew

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Michael Hacking

As: Man driving VW

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Steve Firth

Subject

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Phil Oxenham

Composer

Produced by

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Valhalla

Acknowledgements

Funded with the assistance of the QE11 Arts Council and the Education Department

Music

Original music by Phil Oxenham.