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Working Day

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010

The creation of Aotearoa gets spectacular treatment in this quirky short film, which won a 2010 Tourism New Zealand contest aimed at capturing the spirit of "the youngest country on earth". Argentinian writer/director/actor Andrés Borghi dominates the screen as a man having breakfast, before having an unexpected encounter with the tangata whenua. Your Big Break judge Peter Jackson found the film "fresh and original". The competition gave finalists a chance to have their script realised with help from producer Barrie M Osborne (The Lord of the Rings). 

Any of them deserved to win, but it came down to personal choice. (Working Day) stood out as a fresh and original piece of storytelling.
– Peter Jackson, judging Working Day best film in the Your Big Break Short Film Competition

Key Cast & Crew

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Andrés Borghi

Writer, As: Working man, Director

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Renaud Maire


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Catherine Madigan


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Inia Maxwell

As: Māori chief

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Jill Soper

Line Producer

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Barrie M Osborne

Executive Producer

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