"It was the beginning of the end of the world..." Award-winning actor Tim Balme (Braindead) narrates this rain-lashed tale of being trapped in a world where all the women have disappeared. The film noir stylings, Blade Runner climate and tough-talking dialogue come to the fore when Balme encounters a beautiful woman with an attitude (Balme's real-life partner Katie Wolfe), and finds desire playing tricks with his mind. Planet Man was judged best short film in the Critics' Week section of the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
..a blackly funny film that takes no prisoners in its broad and ambitious sweep...sustains a knife-edge tension throughout, combining melodrama and sardonic humour with ease.– Pavement magazine
James Wallace Productions
Funded by the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission
Composer Michael Lawry