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The Red House

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2012

Parental Guidance

Director Alyx Duncan set out to make an experimental documentary about her childhood home. What eventually resulted was this acclaimed and award-winning "fictional essay", her first full length feature. Blurring the line between documentary and drama, she cast her conservationist father and Chinese born step-mother as characters partially based on themselves. As they journey from a small NZ island to a big Chinese city, Duncan examines their cross cultural relationship and explores nostalgia, childhood, dreams, environmentalism, globalisation and the meaning of home.

Is home the place you are from, or what you carry inside you wherever you go?
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Key Cast & Crew

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Alyx Duncan

Director, Producer, Writer, Camera

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Meng Jia Stuart

As: Jia

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Lee Stuart

As: Lee, Script Collaborator

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John Downie

Script Collaborator, Story Advisor

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Han Niu

Script Collaborator

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Catherine Bisley

Script Collaborator

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Produced by

Alyx Duncan


The Red House