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Permanent Wave

Short Film (Full Length) – 1996

Parental Guidance

"A social satire about an entire Antipodean generation, comfortable with what it knows best." London, 1983. It's time for a party. A group of young New Zealanders have arrived at the other end of the world to drink, play Kiwi music, search for shelter, and talk about other New Zealanders. Scripted by playwright Fiona Bartlett, this ambitious OE story plays out in one single ten minute shot (Three takes were printed). Director Jonathan Brough later directed episodes of Outrageous Fortune, The Pretender and short film No Ordinary Sun.

Key Cast & Crew

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Tandi Wright

As: Karen

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Cal Wilson

As: Claire

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Jonathan Brough

Director, Producer

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Fiona Bartlett

Writer, Producer

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Janine Burchett

As: Angela

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Aimee Belton

As: Vanessa

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Produced independently


Made with the assistance of the Creative Film and Video Fund of Creative New Zealand. A funding partnership between Creative New Zealand, the NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air


Features these songs 'Sunday Boys' by The Screaming Meemees

'Bliss' by Th'Dudes

'Auckland Tonight' by The Androidss

'Victoria' and 'Airway Spies' by Dance Exponents

'Victoria Waltz', composed by Jordan Luck, arranged by James Hall