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Beyond Gravity

Short Film (Excerpts) – 1988

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Astronomy-obsessed worrier Richard meets part-Italian Johnny, a man whose idea of a holiday involves breaking into the nearest bach. Pitched at gay and straight alike, the pair's lighthearted but occasionally troubled romance featured extensive footage of central Auckland circa 1988 (courtesy of director Garth Maxwell’s own central Queen Street digs), plus images of space — for Richard a place of both beauty and potential disaster. Beyond Gravity won local theatrical screenings, and a scriptwriting award in France. This excerpt features the opening 10 minutes of the 48 minute film. 

Faye, let’s face it, there’s got to be more out there for two shit-hot glass-blowing technicians.
– Richard (Robert Pollock)

Key Cast & Crew

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James Wallace

Producer

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Graham Adams

Writer

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Garth Maxwell

Writer, Director

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Annabel Lomas

As: Faye

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Robert Pollock

As: Richard

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David Weatherley

As: Planetarium Voice

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Produced by

James Wallace Productions

Acknowledgements

Made by James Wallace Productions in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission, and Television New Zealand Commissioned Independent Productions

Music

Music composed by Wayne Laird and Keith Ballantyne.

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