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“A young and affluent couple become fatally entangled in their own wish-fulfilment world. “Set in Pakuranga, Auckland, the film explores the role of marriage: its realities, its fantasies, its humour and its tragedies.
“ANGEL MINE is Writer/Director David Blyth's first feature film.
“ANGEL MINE explores the ways in which consumerism and materialism govern lives in middle class suburbia and how this affects the dreams and fantasies of the film's young protagonists.
“Festival/Awards: Drifting Clouds Film Festival - NZ 2001.” - New Zealand Film Commission; www.nzfilm.co.nz/film/angel-mine; viewed 29/01/2014.
Patricia Bartlett and her Society for Promotion of Community Standards campaigned against the Film Commission-funded film. The censor gave ANGEL MINE an R18 certificate with the unusual caveat, “Contains punk cult material”.
Reference number F10291
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company ILA Productions
Cast: Derek Ward
Cast: Jennifer Redford
Cast: Myra De Groot
Cast: Mike Wilson
Writer: David Blyth
Director: David Blyth
Producer: David Blyth
Producer: Warren Sellers
Associate Producer: Jennifer Jakich
Associate Producer: Larry Parr
Production Manager: Warren Sellers
Director of Photography: John Earnshaw
Camera: John Earnshaw
Editor: Phillip Howe
Music: Mark Nicholas
Music Performed: Auckland Youth Orchestra
Music Performed: Peter Kerin
Music Performed: Suburban Reptiles
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission