This tale of a girl, her dog and a strange old man sees the tomboyish Daphne gleefully ruining a wedding, before her imagination unleashes monstrous forces. Made under the umbrella of Peter Jackson's company Wingnut Films in the early days of FX maestros Weta, Dirty Creature features contributions from many longtime Jackson cohorts, including Weta's Richard Taylor. Directed and co-written by Grant Campbell (who worked on Bad Taste), the film shares the anarchic, child-like spirit — plus a little of the crimson food colouring — of Jackson's early features.
The crocodiles waited all day for their victims. They were so quiet, you couldn't hear them breathing.– Daphne
Top Shelf Productions
Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.
Music composed by Clive Cockburn.