An Asian woman books a holiday in a New Zealand hotel but arrives to find that it has not yet been built. She is politely ushered to the site, and before her very eyes, construction begins.
From the hotel being a hole in the ground to the arrival of its first guests, the process takes a lightning nine minutes to complete. it is followed by a colourful animated credit sequence which is almost a film in its own right.
The film was shot using time-lapse photography - about 50 frames a day - while a hotel was being built across the road from the filmmakers' flat in Hawkestone Street, Wellington.
1992 - 'Excellence' Innovation NZ Film Accolades. 1993 British Short Film Festival
Colour, 16 mm