Cameron Duncan wrote, directed and starred in this short film, the same year a lump in his knee turned out to be cancerous. Aged only 16, Duncan had already showcased his filmmaking talents on a series of award-winning short pieces made for Fair Go's annual programme devoted to commercials. With DFK6498, he channels his recent experiences into a short, stylishly-shot memoir of incarceration, frustration and freedom lost. The film went on to win a trio of awards at Wanganui's River City Film Festival and win praise from director Peter Jackson.
I didn’t kill anybody. I didn’t perform a crime. Hell I’ve never even drunk a drop a liquor nor smoked a cigarette, never looked twice at drugs. I’m what you call a one hundred per cent straight-shooter but I’m in here, this hellhole, my personal four-walled prison.– Narrator
Broadcast Arts Film & Video Unit