Junk

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Junk comments on and shows hope for the poor and forgotten living in our cities’ suburbs. It introduces the viewer to four characters. On one side are three young boys who are typical of many kids today, hanging out, full of energy, often bored. They have the potential to go either way: to find their way to contribute to the world; or to slide into the darker side of life. The fourth character is an old woman who lives in a council flat, alone. When the four come together what happens is not what we expect.

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  • Status: 
    Completed
  • Format: 
    Short
  • Genre: 
    Drama
  • Duration: 
    11 min
  • Sales Agent: 
    NZ Film

About

Junk may be tough for some and too pessimistic for others, but there is truth here whether we like it or not, as well as a story that is engaging, provocative and not without a certain black humour. In accepting the parts of ourselves I believe we do not like to see we have an opportunity to grow and live in healthier more harmonious ways. The other way is only fear, hatred and suffering. So in a way this film has the possibility to work as a catalyst for positive change moving beyond it is apparently ‘black’ revelation of our world.
Technical Info: 
Colour, 35 mm, Dolby Digital
Duration: 
11min
Production Year: 
2001
Production Company: 
Loose Unit
Festival/Awards: 
2001 - Best Short Film, Best Technical Contribution to a Short Film, Nokia NZ Film and TV Awards; Runner Up - Nescafe Australasian Short Film Awards. 2002 - Brisbane International Film Festival; Locarno International Film Festival.
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

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