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Lemi's Comic-Strip Capers

Short Film (Full Length) – 1997

This debut short film from writer and director Patrick Gillies (Admit One and feature Offensive Behaviour) includes acts of industrial sabotage, insect activism and a classic cape-wearing superhero. A shadowy 'insect activist' (Richard White) wages war against a local factory but schoolboy Lemi (Mareko Mareko) is oblivious, absorbed in the world of his comics  especially the adventures of the the crime-busting Crimson Crusader. After Lemi is banned from a school trip, he discovers the activist's next target and grabs a chance to turn his fantasy into reality. The Crimson Crusader comic strip artwork is by Paul Potiki.

As representatives of this school I want you to be on your best behaviour at tomorrow's museum visit, do you understand?
– Ms. Pratchett (Hillary Norris) lays down the law before a school trip

Key Cast & Crew

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Petelo Leota-Seiuli Seufatu

As: Crimson Crusader

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Mareko Mareko

As: Lemi

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Aukusitino Leota-Seiuli Seufatu

Original Story, Executive Producer

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Patrick Gillies

Director, Writer, Co-Producer

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Richard White

As: Dr Manthis

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Stephen Downes

Cinematographer, Editor, Script Consultant

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Produced by

E.H. Productions

Source

E.H. Productions

Acknowledgements

Produced with the assistance of the Creative Film and Video Fund, a partnership between Creative New Zealand, the NZ Film Commission, and New Zealand On Air

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