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05 AUGUST 2012

A Game with No Rules: rear projected Kiwi short film melodrama

"A trio of future Kiwi screen stars smoke, smoulder, steal – and worse – in Scott Reynolds' serpentine short noir. Kane (Marton Csokas) and his Zambesi–clad woman on the side (Danielle Cormack) set about ripping off Kane's rich wife (Jennifer Ward–Lealand) with bloody results. Writer/director Scott Reynolds and longtime partner in crime, cinematographer Simon Raby, serve notice of their talents – and inspirations – with heady lighting, deliberately shonky back projection, and opening titles right out of Hitchcock [Saul Bass inspired]. Muso Greg Johnson supplies the horns."

(NZ On Screen)

Fig.1 Scott Reynolds/Zee Films (1994), "A Game with No Rules" Aotearoa New Zealand, 35mm 16 minutes.



Simon Perkins
01 JULY 2004

Desperate Remedies: New Zealand Period Melodrama

"A wonderfully camp and lusty production filmed in staged sets. In the 19th century New Zealand town of Hope elegant and attractive Dorothea has a sister, Rose, addicted to opium and her boyfiend/supplier. Dorothea hires a handsome immigrant, Lawrence, to lure Rose away from this relationship. But Dorothea and Lawrence grow attracted to each other. Dorothea already has a 'suitor' in Anne, who sensing a rival, pushes her into a marriage of convenience. A vivid and gay melodrama."

(Time Capsules)

Fig.1 Main, S. and P. Wells (1993). Desperate Remedies. Aotearoa New Zealand, NZ Film.

[I was one of the crew members on this film shortly after graduating from Art School (Canterbury, New Zealand). The experience provided valuable insight into the workings of the Aotearoa film industry.]



199319th centuryAotearoa New ZealandAuckland • Bridget Armstrong • Chris Peacock • Cliff Curtis • colonycostumecostume drama • Desperate Remedies • dramafeature filmfilmgay • Geeling Ching • Helen Steemson • James WallaceJennifer Ward-Lealand • Kevin Smith (actor) • Kiri Mills • lesbian • Lisa Chappell • melodrama • Michael Hurst • New Zealand cinemaNZ Film Archiveperiod dramaPeter Wellsqueer cinemaShayne RadfordSimon PerkinsStephanie DonaldStewart Main • Timothy Raby • Wallace Productions


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