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Lost in the Garden of the World

Television (Full Length) – 1975

Cannes is the town in France where Bergman meets bikinis, and the art of filmmaking meets the art of the deal. In 1975, a group of expat Kiwis managed to score interviews with some of the festival's emerging talents, indulging their own cinematic dreams in the process. Werner Herzog waxes lyrical on the trials and scars of directing; a boyish Steven Spielberg recalls the challenges of framing shots during Jaws; Martin Scorsese and Dustin Hoffman talk a gallon. Six years later interviewer Michael Heath's debut script The Scarecrow would be invited to Cannes.

Making films is assembling dreams, nightmares, fears and laughs. You can play it all back and make your heart stop.
– Michael Heath

Key Cast & Crew

Tony Williams

Director, Editor

Susy Pointon

Producer, Sound

John O'Shea

Producer

Edward Seckerson

Interviewer

Jennifer Pointon

Interviewer

Michael Heath

Interviewer

Produced by

  • Pacific Films

  • Tony Williams Productions

  • Television One (TV One)