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22 AUGUST 2013

David Reid's 1993 short film 'Traffic Island'

"A disturbing drama . A group of rough, young men walk down a deserted dark street at night, drinking and boasting about a fight they've just been in. Kev, the younger brother, isn't drinking and obviously feels uncomfortable with the situation. He sees someone lying on a traffic island and they cross over to investigate. It's an old man, conscious but not talking. Scaz, Jax and Marty start hassling him, looking for money and generally intimidating him. Kev suggests they try to get help and makes an attempt to wave down passing cars. Scaz pulls a knife on the old man and threatens to give him a hiding.

The old man wets himself in fear and Marty decides to give him a 'shower.' Kev, disgusted with his brother Marty, punches him. Marty retaliates and Kev falls heavily.Scaz and Jax taunt Marty as they walk away. Marty checks Kev is all right and leaves him, saying he had to do it, otherwise what would his friends think? As Kev lies there crying, the old man sits up and pats him on the shoulder."

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1993 • Allen OLeary • Aotearoa New Zealandboasting • Chris Plummer • cruelty • Damon Andrews • David Reiddisturbing taledrinking • Endymion Productions • fight • John Chrisstoffels • John Wraight • Jonathan Brough • kiwi short film • Michael Hodgson • Mike Depree • Murray Lynch • New Zealand Film Commission • night • nz short filmold man • Patrick Smyth • Peter DaubeQueen Elizabeth II Arts Council • Ray Beentjes • sadisticShayne Radfordshort filmStephanie Donald • Steve Latty • street • Television New Zealand • traffic islandviolenceyoung men

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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.]

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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

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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