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Mr Wrong Film – 1985 Thriller Adaptation Comedy

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In director Gaylene Preston genre-bending tale, Meg (Heather Bolton) moves from her parents’ place into a flat and buys a stylish old Jaguar in a drive to be more independent. While driving on a country road, she hears screams in the back – but there's no one there. When she picks up a woman in the rain, she recognises her from a dream. She discovers that this woman was the car's previous owner and she's missing... Now her killer might just be stalking Meg too ... Preston and producer Robin Laing rented out city cinemas, in order to prove their first movie had an audience.

The queues were so long they went right around the corner and around the block so we'd race down there and help sell the ice creams to speed things up.
– Director Gaylene Preston, on screening Mr Wrong at Wellington's Paramount Cinema, Dominion Post, February 2014

Produced by

Preston*Laing Productions

Availability

Available to rent and buy from NZ Film on Demand; and on DVD from Gaylene Preston Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission in association with Barclays New Zealand Ltd

Music

Music composed by Jonathan Crayford, and played by members of the Wellington Regional Ochestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Lyrics written and sung by Kelly Johnson