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No-one ever spoke about how he lost his voice…

Miranda Harcourt’s lucid tribute to her broadcaster father, Voiceover explores the trauma suffered by a young radio announcer with a golden voice as he broadcasts World War II messages home from the troops.

After the war, the trauma Peter Harcourt experienced in vetting the messages home to ensure none of the soldiers had died, led to him being struck dumb for a year.  This was a time when people, especially men, didn’t talk about their feelings, and admitting to trauma was like admitting weakness.

Voiceover is Miranda Harcourt’s first film after having spent many years as an award-winning actress.  She has devised and performed a string of highly-acclaimed theatre productions, both in New  Zealand and internationally.

Technical Info: 
Colour
Duration: 
11min
Production Year: 
1997
Production Company: 
MAP Film Productions
Festival/Awards: 
1997 Best Short Film NZ Film Awards
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

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Key Crew

Cinematographer
Phil Burchell
Production Desginer
Nicole Cosgrove
Editor
Eric de Beus