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Truant

Short Film (Full Length) – 2005

R13
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Set in gritty backstreets somewhere in downtown Auckland, this short film follows the vicissitudes of Evan, a teenager whose life changes when he skips school and meets a beautiful and troubled stranger. Directed by Michael Duignan (A New Way Home) and produced by Rachel Gardner (Apron Strings, A Show of Hands), Truant is a convincing portrayal of that potent mixture of curiosity and desperation peculiar to adolescence. Truant screened at a number of festivals including the prestigious short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and the London Film Festival.

When I remember stories in my life they come to me as snatches of images and words and sounds that I piece together in my mind. I hoped to mimic this feeling of remembering in the way we put the film together.
– Truant director Michael Duignan

Key Cast & Crew

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Michael Duignan

Director

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Rachel Gardner

Producer

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Heather Menzies

Writer

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Shanti Webby

As: Romy

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Emlyn Williams

As: Evan

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Jonno Woodford-Robinson

Editor

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Maxim Films