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Red Mole on the Road

Film (Full Length) – 1979

In 1979, Red Mole was arguably New Zealand's best-known alternative theatre troupe. During two seasons in New York they wowed audiences with their Dada-influenced shows. The Villager wrote: "All possible elements of theatre and spectacle are employed by the skilful members of the group." In this 49 minute film, Red Mole take a surreal journey through actual and imaginary New Zealand. Sam Neill had done time as a travelling actor in schools before directing this for the National Film Unit. He collaborated again with editor Judy Rymer on NZ screen history Cinema of Unease

I'm just looking forward to having some early nights, and some days when I can dither.
– One of the Red Mole actors, at the end of the tour

Key Cast & Crew

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Sam Neill

Director, Writer

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John Reid

Writer

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Judy Rymer

Editor

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Derek Wright

Producer

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Mike Fuller

Assistant Camera

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John Davies (actor)

Subject

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