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Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler Film (Trailer) – 2015 Documentary Arts/Culture

Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler

Film (Trailer) – 2015 Documentary Arts/Culture

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Born in Buenos Aires, artist Tom Kreisler arrived in New Zealand at age 13, studied painting at Canterbury University, taught art in New Plymouth, and spent time in Mexico. Shocked that he wasn't "in the mainstream canon of New Zealand art", documentarian Shirley Horrocks (Marti: The Passionate Eye) felt that the whimsical, subversive but publicity-shy Kreisler deserved to be better known. So Horrocks interviewed fans and friends of the late artist, and headed to Mexico to find out how the country influenced him. Tom Who? debuted at the 2015 Auckland Film Festival.

Key Cast & Crew

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Shirley Horrocks

Director, Producer

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Tony Green

Producer

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Ron Egozi

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(Tom) wanted to reach people in a different way. It was quite different to the heaviness and darkness of the New Zealand art at the time. But there was seriousness beneath the humour.
– Director Shirley Horrocks, in a 20 August 2015 Stuff interview

Availability

Available on DVD from Point of View Productions

World premiere on 30 July 2015 at Auckland's Academy Cinema, before further screenings as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival