About

One night, all the women in the world vanish, without warning and without explanation.

In the backstreets of a crumbling city, a lonely man is haunted by desire and fantasy and stumbles across a miracle: a woman who was left behind.

Tim Balme narrates this film-noir styled film about being left behind in a world without women.  Rain creates a grim atmosphere remiscent of Blade Runner,  and the tough-talking dialogue sprakles especially after Balme meets the woman and finds his head being turned by desire.

 Planet Man was judged best short film in the Critics' Week section of the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. 

 

Technical Info: 
Colour, 35 mm
Duration: 
13min
Production Year: 
1995
Production Company: 
James Wallace Productions
Festival/Awards: 
1996 - 'Best Short Film' Critics Week Cannes, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Valladoid International Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival.
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Roles

Director
Writer
Producer

Key Cast

The Man
Timothy Balme
The Woman
Katie Wolfe
The Groom
Murray Keane

Key Crew

Cinematographer
Rewa Harre
Editor
Wayne Cook
Wardrobe Designer
Kirsty Cameron
Production Desginer
Ashley Turner