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The Dig Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Drama

The Dig

Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Drama

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Noel and Faith are happily retired, and while away their time digging into the earth beneath their house and sifting for treasure from the knick-knacks and 'thingamajigs' of history; then a tremor shakes up “Dad’s excavations”. Adopting a low-dialogue storytelling approach, this reflective tale of finding life and meaning in the small things was a rare early screenwriting credit for author Elizabeth Knox (collaborating with director Neil Pardington). It screened as part of Kiwi shorts showcase at Cannes in 1994.

Mum, what on earth are these?
– Miranda Harcourt’s character, while looking at a box of metal objects in dismay

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Map film productions

MAP Film Productions

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Acknowledgements

Made in association with the QEII Arts Council.

Music

Music composed by Andrew Thomas
Performed by Thomas and Janet Roddick