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Sam Hunt: Purple Balloon and other stories Film (Excerpts) – 2010 Documentary Arts/Culture

Sam Hunt: Purple Balloon and other stories

Film (Excerpts) – 2010 Documentary Arts/Culture

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Sam Hunt is NZ’s best known and most visible contemporary poet; and, in an archive excerpt from this feature length documentary, Ginette McDonald calls him “the most impersonated man in New Zealand”. Director Tim Rose, who has known Hunt since he was a boy, decided too little was known about him beyond his flamboyant, public persona. So Rose spent four years maknig this film, mixing a wealth of archive material with interviews with Hunt, and those who know him best, and new footage of him reading his work and performing with David Kilgour.

Key Cast & Crew

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Gary McCormick

Subject

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Tim Rose

Camera, Producer, Director

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David Kilgour

Composer

If there hadn’t been a Sam Hunt where I grew up, I don’t think I would have found my way to the things I ended up doing. He was the living example of someone I wanted to be.
– Gary McCormick

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Availability

Released in New Zealand cinemas on 26 May 2011

Released on DVD in July 2012

 

Acknowledgements

Completed with assistance from The New Zealand Film Commission Post Production Fund