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Kerosene Creek Short Film (Full Length) – 2004 Drama Māori

Kerosene Creek

Short Film (Full Length) – 2004 Drama Māori

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One summer’s day, teenaged Jayde (Atarangi Manley) and Wiremu (Darcey-Ray Flavell-Hudson) tag along with their older siblings on a trip to a local swimming hole. Young passions ignite by the Rotorua hot pool. Later tragedy occurs and one of them faces lost innocence and the ritual of tangi, while bearing a secret. Michael Bennett’s short — cutting between the day and its aftermath — was shot in his Te Arawa home turf. It was selected for the 2005 Berlin Film Festival. 'Mu' was an early role for Flavell-Hudson (Mt Zion, Ghost Chips ad fame).

Don’t get your head in the water: the amoebas will eat your brain!
– Sonny Boy (Taungaroa Emile)