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Point Your Toes, Cushla!

Short Film (Full Length) – 1998

Point Your Toes, Cushla! captures a girl's eye view of the final minutes before she goes on stage in a ballet contest — where one wrong move could be a short cut to humiliation. In this case the danger is heightened thanks to a stage mother whose idea of encouragement is constant meddling (played in scene-stealing brilliance by Alison Wall). Low on dialogue but rich in detail, this film by Simon Marler was invited to a number of overseas festivals, where it won a jury diploma in St Petersburg. It also got general release in Kiwi cinemas. 

Key Cast & Crew

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Simon Marler

Producer, Director

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Bobbie McKay

Writer

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Shane Bessant

As: Dad

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Alison Wall

As: Mother

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Vicky Rodewyk

As: Cushla

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Mairi Gunn

Camera

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Produced by

Fresh Faces Film Company

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements to all the ballet mothers and daughters.

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