Needles and Glass
Needles and Glass, a short film co-directed by Miranda Harcourt and Rawiri Paratene, is set in 1948, when a dying woman calls for a nurse.
Ma Te Wa Film Productions - established in 1999 to develop Needles and Glass into a theatrical short. Adapted for the screen by Susan Thrasher from the remarkable short story by Fiona Kidman, Ma Te Wa has endeavoured to gather film industry professionals to bring this subtle human tale to the screen in a uniquely individual and beautiful way. Ma Te Wa is proud to be associated with Oliver Giles in this production, and also recognises its directors, Miranda Harcourt and Rawiri Paratene. Noteworthy is the heroism of Miranda Harcourt who has worked with tireless commitment and enviable youthful zest in the creation of the film.
The production company title ‘Ma Te Wa’ is a Maori term, incomplete of itself, but deriving specific meaning in a fuller context: Ma Te Wa ka mohio ai tatou - In time we will understand
2003 - Montreal World Cinema Festival
Colour, 35 mm, Dolby Digital