This Work of Art documentary follows veteran actor and director Ian Mune as he works with NZ Drama School graduates, to write and shoot a 15 minute film in just two days. Many of the actors (who include future bro'Town voice David Fane and Saving Grace's Kirsty Hamilton) have little experience acting for the camera. Mune passes on lessons learned in a career that began long before such tuition was available locally. Shot at Wellington Railway Station, Rush Hour, the resulting film, is included in its entirety during this fascinating insight into the creative process.
In the end, hitting marks and modulating your voice to a pitch ... it’s just technical stuff, you can learn it. Anyone can do it. An actor gets very good at it very quickly. What is difficult [to do] is to bring along the sense that at any time they could do anything at all.– Ian Mune