When people tell the amazing story of Kiwi legend Julian Harp, Nicky doesn't get a mention. Now, in one of the NZ screen's classic monologues, Nicky takes the opportunity to let us in on what really happened: her relationship with Julian, his plan to destabilize the Government via letterwriting campaign, and the couple's preparations for the day he achieved engineless flight and rose into the sky from the Auckland Domain, never to be seen again. Based on the classic short story by CK Stead, author of Smith's Dream (aka Sleeping Dogs).
There are two great moments in the history of flight. The first was the propelled flight of the Wright Brothers. The second was the flight of New Zealand's Julian Harp, who strapped on a set of wings and flew away. For the first time since Julian's ascent into history, the woman who lived with him reveals the story behind the myth.– Publicity material for A Fitting Tribute
Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission in association with South Pacific Merchant Finance Limited.
Composer Phil Broadhurst.