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Velvet Dreams Television (Full Length) – 1997 Drama

Velvet Dreams

Television (Full Length) – 1997 Drama

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what a talented original and brilliant film Sima.. I just heard you talk at the Film Archive in Wellington and loved that forum too..

Anna Williams

Anna Williams 22 Jan 2014 - 09.50pm

What a enjoyable documentary. I have been looking for the painting "Elizabeth"featured in this movie since seeing it one time in Raglan at a second hand shop and remember admiring it but not having the finances at the time, i have since searched high and low online and second hand shops but to no avail. Please if anyone has any information on where i could purchase this prit please contact me at

Michelle Vaughan

Michelle Vaughan 23 May 2013 - 09.05pm

The Tahitian lady in question is Rarotongan born and is of Tahitian descent. She is my mother and was a dancer who formed one of the first youth dance group on the island. Charlie Mcfee somehow copied one of her many photographic images onto velvet.There is no doubt in my mind that the fair dusky maiden of the South seas exists and is well into her seventy first year.

Anthony N Ryan

Anthony N Ryan 25 Feb 2012 - 12.24am

Thanks very much Brenda just ordered it (thumbs up)


Louise 12 Aug 2011 - 07.09pm

@Louise just under and to the right of the video player you'll see a tab that says BUY IT - there's info there about where you can buy a DVD of this film.

12 Aug 2011 - 05.23pm

Does anyone know how i can get a copy of Velvet Dreams?

Louise Karataua

Louise Karataua 12 Aug 2011 - 04.00pm

I have a cameo in this film and didn't know when they were shooting it that Charlie Mcfee was Edgar Leeteg's spiritual heir. I was so moved iwhen I finally saw the final cut that I cried at the end when Charlie played the harmonica because it closed the door an era that's gone forever now. The lost "paradise" and good times that produced the style of painting featured in Sima Urale's excellent documentary movie. It's nice to see it available for viewing on the internet now.

Charles Krafft

Charles Krafft 19 Feb 2011 - 07.52am

Awesome!! Have been looking for this since discovering we bought Charlie's house when he passed on.


Ted 28 Oct 2010 - 10.40pm

I have two of Mcphee's velvet paintings. One is of a Maori called "The Atoll Man". The other is of a nude Tahitian young lady whom could be his wife Elizabeth.
I would like to sell these painting. If interested contact carolemurrell @

carole murrell

carole murrell 14 Sep 2010 - 05.53am

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