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Men and Super Men

Short Film (Full Length) – 1975

NFU drama Men and Super Men is a barbed chronicle of a workplace where harmony is a distant dream. Intended as a how-not-to guide for ‘management bodies’, the film sees patronising factory supervisor Ferguson (actor Eddie Wright in fine form) trying to increase productivity by constantly changing systems. Meanwhile a trio on the factory floor (Paul Holmes, Peter McCauley and Close to Home’s Stephen Tozer) react with bullying and barely suppressed defiance. It was an open secret when the film was made that some of the characters were inspired by NFU staff.

The secret’s in motivation. I’m sure of it. Scare ‘em a bit, excite ‘em a bit.
– Ferguson (Eddie Wright)

Key Cast & Crew

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Eddie Wright

As: Bill Ferguson

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Sam Pillsbury

Director, Writer, Editor

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Peter McCauley

As: Ted

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Jean Crabtree

As: Freda

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Robyn Smart

As: Gale

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Stephen Matthews

As: Dennis (the new guy)

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