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Taunt

Short Film (Full Length) – 1983

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Mystery and menace abound in this debut film from Alison Maclean (Crush, The Rehearsal). Made when Maclean was an Elam art student, the experimental short plays with gender and racial stereotypes by constantly thwarting narrative expectations. What there is of a plot consists of a woman emerging from the sea and a 'centrepiece' pursuit leading to a confrontation between two characters: a man and a woman. Scripted, shot and edited by Maclean, it marked the beginning of a fertile collaboration between Maclean and producer Bridget Ikin.

I want the audience to be both emotionally involved and to think, to see some of the ways that meaning is manipulated in film.
– Director Alison Maclean on Taunt, Cantrill Film Notes

Key Cast & Crew

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Rangikawhiua Chadwick

Actor

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Bridget Ikin

Producer

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Alison Maclean

Director, Editor, Camera

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Mary Regan

Actor