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Land of the Long White Cloud Film (Full Length) – 2009 Documentary

Land of the Long White Cloud

Film (Full Length) – 2009 Documentary

PG Parental Guidance
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Director Florian Habicht returns to his Northland home turf to chronicle the annual Snapper Classic Fishing Contest, in this full-length documentary. First prize is $50,000, but the participants chase the joy of the cast as much as the purse. The solitary figures on the epic sweep of Ninety Mile Beach provide poetic images, as Habicht teases out homespun philosophy while fishing for answers on love, the afterlife and whether fish have feelings. The soundtrack features 50s style instrumentals from Habicht regular Marc Chesterman, plus singalongs on the sand and at the local pub.

Fishing hard, bro.
– One of the competitors

Produced by

Pictures for anna

Pictures for Anna

Availability

Available on DVD from AroVideo

Acknowledgements

Funded by the Screen Innovation Production Fund, a partnership between Creative New Zealand and the NZ Film Commission

Music

Closing credits cycling song: 'Hoki Mai', performed by Daphne Walker

Dancing on the beach song: 'Come On and Get Me' performed by the Keil Isles

'Wade in the Water' performed by the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet