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“Based on the play by Roger Hall, MIDDLE AGE SPREAD centres on Colin, the deputy principal of a city high school  At home his wife Elizabeth has settled into the role of an increasingly disinterested partner. As the film begins, she's giving a dinner party to which four friends have been invited.  Flashbacks throughout the film reveal the secrets of all the dinner guests, most importantly the slow-growing love affair between Colin and Judy, a teacher at Colin's school. 

“MIDDLE AGE SPREAD was the feature debut from director John Reid (Carry Me Back), as well as the debut of cinematographer Alun Bollinger (Goodbye Pork Pie), writer Keith Aberdein (Utu) and editor Mike Horton (Once Were Warriors). Based on the 1977 play by Roger Hall.” - New Zealand Film Commission; www.nzfilm.co.nz/film/middle-age-spread; 29/01/2014.

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Year 1979

Reference number F5204

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:34:00

Production company Endeavour Productions

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Credits Cast: Grant Tilly
Cast: Dorothy McKegg
Cast: Peter Sumner
Cast: Bridget Armstrong
Cast: Donna Akersten
Cast: Bevan Wilson
Cast: Kerry McGregor
Cast: John Linaker
Cast: Sophie Perkins
Cast: David Mahon
Director: John Reid
Producer: John Barnett
Writer: Keith Alberdein
From The Stage Play By: Roger Hall
Lighting Cameraman: Alun Bollinger
Sound Recordist: Craig McLeod
Editor: Michael Horton
Music: Stephen McCurdy
Production Manager: Warren Sellers
Assistant Director: Geoff Murphy
Camera Operator: Paul Leach
Camera Asst: Michael Hardcastle
Gaffer: Warrick Attewell (aka Waka)
Grip: Trou Bayliss
Best Boy: Stuart Dryburgh
Sound Assistant: Lee Tamahori
Continuity: Jackie Sullivan
Set Design: Gaylene Preston
Props: Dorthe Scheffmann
Make-Up: Leslie Van Der Wait
Wardrobe: Pat Murphy
Wardrobe: Liz Jowsey
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

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