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Inventions from the Shed Television (Full Length) – 2000 Documentary

Inventions from the Shed

Television (Full Length) – 2000 Documentary

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Jim Hopkins presents this documentary — based on his bestselling book — about backyard inventors and their inventions. Some of these “sheddies” are seeking their fortunes, but others seem to simply derive a quiet satisfaction from their ingenuity. They might come from a tradition of number eight wire, string and chewing gum, but amphibious planes and hovercraft feature prominently (with one basement boasting a wind tunnel). A rural bent extends to fence brackets, gate openers, shearing tables, possum pluckers and a serious rat trap (designed by a poet).

Key Cast & Crew

Jim Hopkins

Presenter

Peter Barrett

Director, Camera

Rachel Jean

Producer

Success ... some people dream about it and others get up early in the morning and work hard at it.
– Inventor Ken Arnold

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Frame Up Films

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Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air