Film making in New Zealand

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Interviews with some of those involved in the early history of New Zealand Film and the National Film Unit.

Stanhope Andrews talks about the setting up of the National Film Unit, mentioning such films as" One Hundred Crowded Years", "Country Lads", "Railway Worker", "Coaster" and war films from the Pacific. 9'50".

Cyril Morton mentions the film "The Love of Amokura", "Lady of the Cave" and the National Film Unit from 1936. The National Film Unit has been winning awards since 1948. 5'35".

Jack Welsh, a Dunedin film projectionist, talks about making films and news reels, aerial photography, and rushing a film via plane from Dunedin to Wellington.

Rudall Hayward talks about "Song Of The Wanganui", which was filmed in expensive Eastman Colour. He mentions his early film "Lady of the Cave" made on Mayor Island and in Tauranga, and the two different versions of "Rewi's Last Stand" - one made in 1925 and then a sound version recorded in 1938.

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Year 1962

Reference number 31601

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Morton, Cyril, 1903-1986, Interviewee
WELSH, Jack, Interviewee
Hayward, Rudall, 1900-1974, Interviewee
Andrews, Stanhope, 1908-1992, Interviewee

Duration 00:30:26

Date 1962

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