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Linda's Body Short Film (Full Length) – 1990 Fantasy Romance Comedy

Linda's Body

Short Film (Full Length) – 1990 Fantasy Romance Comedy

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Performance group The Front Lawn (Don McGlashan, Harry Sinclair, and later arrival Jennifer Ward-Lealand) stretched all of their prolific talents for their final, 24 minute short film. After he whistles a certain tune, Ben (McGlashan) finds that his partner Linda (Ward-Lealand) no longer seems to be conscious. Then things get stranger: Linda catches up with an old lover (Sinclair) and faces a life-changing dilemma, while her body — awol with a tennis player on Tamaki Drive — has other plans. The surreal romance was made for TVNZ. It won Best Short at the 1990 NZ Screen Awards.

I’ve come to talk to you because I need some advice. You see the thing is that Linda...well she's left her body!
– Ben (Don McGlashan) to Linda's Grandmother (Yvonne Lawley)

Produced by

  • TVNZ

  • The Front Lawn

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Closing track ‘Haere Mai’, written by Sam Freedman, performed by Bill Wolfgramme & His Hawaiians, vocals by Daphne Walker