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Wellington - Promises, Promises

Short Film (Full Length) – 1985

Made in an era before “coolest little capital” and Absolutely Positively Wellington, the title of this NFU promotional film — Promises, Promises — nods to the capricious charms of the harbour city. A reflective narration is scored by a saxophone soundtrack as the film tours from the stock market, school fair, and swimsuit shopping, to Trentham and up hillside goat-tracks. The opening of Parliament is cut together with a Lions versus France rugby match at Athletic Park, while Scorching Bay is jam-packed with sun-seekers (it must have been filmed on a good day).

A pot-pourri of magical moments, [that] permits you to explore and consider the capital city of today and imagine what the future may hold for the Wellington of tomorrow.
– Publicity description of the film

Key Cast & Crew

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John King

Director

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Tom Williamson

Producer

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Ian Johnstone

Narrator

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Kim Dyett

Sound

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Mike Rathbone

Camera

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David Dry

Camera