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Ash: Ashley Thorndyke - Work in Progress Short Film (Full Length) – 1995 Mockumentary Comedy

Ash: Ashley Thorndyke - Work in Progress

Short Film (Full Length) – 1995 Mockumentary Comedy

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This film records the devising of a “work in progress” by theatre director Ashley Thorndyke (Jason Hoyte). The concept — by Duncan Sarkies (Two Little Boys, Scarfies) — mocks the gamut of thesp and drama school cliches: from ‘wanky’ director to wacky warm-up exercises (animal impersonations, primal screams, Love Boat theme song). Peter Burger, fresh out of Broadcasting School, co-directs, and the willing cast is drawn from the 90s Wellington theatre scene orbiting around Bats and Victoria University. Future Conchord Jemaine Clement memorably learns to get loose. 

Ash sometimes has the tendency to get into a bit of a 'wank' ... if that's the right word.
– Rhys (Jason Whyte)