USER FRIENDLY

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“Everyone is chasing a little wooden dog. Old and young, they all think it contains an elixir of life. But at the bowling club showdown nothing goes according to plan.“If a carve[d] wooden dog with teeth like a shark followed you home, what would you do? Augusta thinks the statue might be just what she needs, but ex-boyfriend Billy doesn't want to know.

“Augusta and her trusty bull terrier Cyclops take him on a surreal odyssey through the suburbs. The trouble is, Augusta has neglected to mention the other people with a desperate interest in the statue.

“USER FRIENDLY is director Gregor Nicholas' first feature. His subsequent project, short film Avondale Dogs went on to win ten international awards, and his second feature Broken English met with success in both England and the United States.” - New Zealand Film Commission; www.nzfilm.co.nz/film/user-friendly; 27/01/2014.

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Year 1990

Reference number F1994

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:29:00

Production company Film Konstruktion

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Cast: William Brandt
Cast: Alison Bruce
Cast: Judith Gibson
Cast: David Letch
Cast: Joan Reid
Cast: Lewis Martin
Cast: June Bishop
Cast: Noel Appleby
Cast: Nell Weatherly
Cast: Dorothy Hurt
Cast: Belinda Weymouth
Director: Gregor Nicholas
Producer: Trevor Haysom
Producer: Frank Stark
Writer: Gregor Nicholas
Writer: Norelle Scott
Writer: Frank Stark
Director of Photography: Donald Duncan
Editor: David Coulson
Production Designer: Kirsten Shouler
Costume Designer: Ngila Dickson
Music: Mark Nicholas
Production Manager: Chloe Smith
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

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