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A Very Nice Honeymoon Short Film (Full Length) – 2006 Animation

A Very Nice Honeymoon

Short Film (Full Length) – 2006 Animation

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This Simmonds Brothers short zips through five generations of their family history, from Croatia to the Kapiti Coast, plus a shipwreck near Auckland. Described as a 'documation', the voices of yarning family members are married to their cartoon likenesses, to comic and ultimately moving effect. The film opens with Mariano and Elizabeth Vella's great great granddaughter and moves to a dramatic re-enactment of the Dalmatian settlers' so-called "very nice honeymoon" on the steamer SS Wairarapa, when it was wrecked off Great Barrier Island in 1894 (131 people died).

Availability

This film is available on DVD from the Filmshop

Music

Music arranged by Geoff Duncan and Phill Simmonds

'Wonder of Wonders' and 'Brian's Song' written by Phill Simmonds