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Forgotten Silver

Television (Excerpts) – 1995

Parental Guidance

An epic documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of  Kiwi filmmaker Colin McKenzie. Or is it? McKenzie's achievements included cinematic innovations involving steam power and eggs, and an unfinished biblical tale filmed on the West Coast. The first television screening of this Costa Botes/Peter Jackson production memorably stirred up New Zealand audiences. Forgotten Silver went on to screen at international film festivals in Cannes and Venice — where it won a special critics' prize. 

The art of storytelling is the art of spinning a convincing lie. I'm not going to apologise for doing my job well. If Forgotten Silver causes people never to take anything from the media at face value, so much the better.
– Costa Botes, in reply to angry newspaper correspondent, The Evening Post, 16 November 1995

Produced by

WingNut Films

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