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Rushes

Short Film (Full Length) – 1988

Gregor Nicholas explores the outer edges of obsession in this deliciously fruity comedy. The syncopated medley of music, strange noises and varied eccentrics doing their special thing shares similarities with a fondly-recalled scene in cult film Delicatessen; though Delicatessen was yet to emerge when this short film first debuted. Rushes played in multiple festivals, including the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand. The soundtrack is by ex Techtones guitarist Steve Roach. Director Nicholas followed this with another oddball romp: his feature debut User Friendly.

A wacky look at the extremes people go to in search of their highs.
– Director Gregor Nicholas

Key Cast & Crew

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Frank Stark

Producer, Original Idea

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Trevor Haysom

Producer

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Gregor Nicholas

Writer, Director, Original Idea

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Michael J Cox

As: Man with tape on his face

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Lisa Marja Alach

As: Chocolate temptation woman

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Christine Bartlett

As: Shopping cart woman

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Produced by

Film Konstruktion

Acknowledgements

Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission

Music

Music composed by Steve Roache
Additional music composed by Wayne Laird and Keith Ballantyne.

'Siboney' performed by Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra

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