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Falling Sparrows

Short Film (Full Length) – 2000

Described as a “tour of duty at knee height” this short film sees a bunch of boys playing war games confronting reality on a rural New Zealand ‘battlefield’. Actor turned director Murray Keane described the film as an atonement for putting a rubbish bin atop a local war memorial when he was a boy. It was nominated for Best Film and Best Script at the Nokia NZ Film Awards. The young cast includes Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones) Tyler Read (Shortland Street’s Evan Cooper) and Elliot Lawless (The Bridge of Terabithia).

...could best be described as Saving Private Ryan for eight-year-olds.
– Producer William Grieve on Falling Sparrows

Key Cast & Crew

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William Grieve


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Rewa Harre


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Daniel Logan

As: Mark

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Elliot Lawless

As: Chris

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Murray Keane

Director, Writer

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Tyler Read

As: James

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