Invited to compete in short film contest Tropfest NZ in 2015, Foreign Fields trains its eye on a Kiwi soldier in World War I, after he is wounded in no man's land. Shot in moody mud and khaki tones, David Gunson's film is a tribute to all who have fought in foreign lands. The self-funded short — which comes with a twist in the tail — was filmed for $3000, in just one and a half days.
We had the battle sequence to shoot before sunset, but the sky was heavy grey and with light fading quickly we had to draw lines through our visual shopping list. The storyboards immediately told us what was in and what was out.– Director/writer David Gunson