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Tom's Dairy

Short Film (Full Length) – 2013

PG
Parental Guidance

Oscar Kightley's short film directing debut draws on his childhood memories of West Auckland life in the 1980s. Johnny (Mac Kuisava) is a budding writer and romantic, who faces a moral dilemma when he finds a lost wallet in a phone box outside his local dairy. Keenly aware of his surroundings, Jonny's influenced by streetwise older brother Moses (John Vaifale) but senses he can make a different life for himself using his creativity. The award-winning film touches on many issues — the clash between second and first generation Samoan Kiwis, casual police racism and the pains of growing up. 

All white kids have their own rooms.
– Moses (John Vaifale) tells his little brother Johnny (Mac Kaisuva) how life is

Key Cast & Crew

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John Clarke (actor)

As: Tom

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Grant McKinnon

Cinematographer

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Oscar Kightley

Director, Writer

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Elizabeth Mitchell

Producer

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John Vaifale

As: Moses

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Mac Kaisuva

As: Johnny

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Produced by

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Firehorse Films

Source

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Firehorse Films

Acknowledgements

Made with the support of the Commonwealth Foundation, CBA WorldView and B3 Media

Music

Opening and closing credits song 'French Letter' performed by Herbs

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