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Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story

Short Film (Full Length) – 2006

Adults only

Tim Porch (Josh Thomson) aspires to be the world’s first Polynesian badminton champion — but a Samoan has already taken the title, so Tongan will have to do. This mockumentary following the ups and downs of his quest won the 2006 48 Hours film making competition. Entrants that year were required to include a mirror, a character called Robin Slade, an eternal optimist, and the line “that’s what I’m talking about”. The team behind it, thedownlowconcept, would go on to win the contest again in 2010 — and pick up a couple of NZ Film Awards in the process — with their short Only Son

I always think the glass is half-full but I can actually tell, because my eye sight's that good.
– Robin Slade, the optimistic optometrist

Key Cast & Crew

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Josh Thomson

As: Tim Porch, Writer, Editor, Sound

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The Downlow Concept


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Nigel McCulloch

Director, Producer, Writer, Sound, Camera

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Ryan Hutchings

Producer, Writer, Camera

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Jarrod Holt

Producer, Writer, Sound, Camera

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Shinya Asakura

As: Geoffrey Tan

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