A recently retired couple excavate beneath their house. The objects they unearth invite them to dig deeper into the past. But when you're digging up the past how deep should you go?
A whale's tooth, coloured glass, a china doll...
As fast as Noel unearths forgotten junk, Faith gives is pride of place on her shelves.
Suddenly tremours beome jolts, jolts become creaks and groans...
When you're digging up the past, how deep should you go?
Author Elizabeth Knox collaborated with Neil Pardington on the screenplay for this low-dialogue short that screened as part of a showcase of New Zealand films at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.