About

Accidents is a tale of masculine relations going wrong in a work gang on a remote and spectacular New Zealand construction site.

Jack, a young city boy, finds himself out of place amongst his hardened work-mates. Chug is charismatic but a bully. Tamati helps Jack but keeps his distance and Ron the boss, although fair, is often absent from the site. While Ron is away things tend to go wrong.

Boredom fuels growing tensions within the gang. A series of accidents escalates these tensions until Jack's desire to take some action to prove his manhood brings about the most fateful accident of all.

Technical Info: 
Colour, 35 mm, 1.1.85, Dolby Digital
Duration: 
15min
Production Year: 
1999
Production Company: 
James Wallace Productions
Festival/Awards: 
1999 - Venice Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival. 2000 - 'Winner' Algarve Film Festival, 'Special Jury Mention' Clermont Ferrand Film Festival.
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Crew

Director of Photography
Phil Burchell
Editor
Peter Evans
Art Director
Justine King