Veteran actor Tony Barry plays a jocular undertaker in an eerie and suspenseful short film. It is called Philosophy, and is the story of a man who finds himself at a crossroads. He embarks upon an increasingly uneasy journey in a hearse along a deserted highway. An empty road. A student of philosophy. A hearse. A driver. A coffin in the back. Where will the journey end?
Philosophy is an award winning short film about life, death and electricity. Set in a surreal landscape a young student of philosophy hitches a ride in a hearse only to find himself trapped and desperate to escape.
Winner: Best Short Film New Zealand Film Awards 1999. Official Selection: Montreal International Film Festival, St Sebastian Fim Festival, Flickefest Sydney Australia
Colour, 35 mm