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Right Next Door

Short Film (Full Length) – 1985

“I’d no idea what I’d been missing!” This 1985 film pitches Aotearoa as a destination to our Aussie cobbers. Long haul air travel had led to a tourism boom, and promo campaigns were becoming increasingly sophisticated. This effort tries to overcome expectations of NZ as a place for oldies where “nothing is ever open”. A dinky-di Sydney family go on a tour of “Kiwiland” for a smorgasbord of sun, sea and snow. There’s crayfish and wine on the sand, and Barry Crump tells a less than 100% Pure tale at the pub. Australian John Sheerin (McLeod's Daughters) plays Dad.

I thought I knew the world, but I hadn't seen New Zealand.
– From the narration

Key Cast & Crew

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Hugh Macdonald


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Greg Dear

As: Kid

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Tracey Dear

As: Kid

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Barry Crump

As: Pub Raconteur

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Maybritt Prahl

As: Melody

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Sarah Harrison

As: Margaret

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