Find out more about this item:
Message us

Rights Information

“Nick Flinders is a lonely and moody youth.  The one friend he has is a Maori boy, Sam Waikai.  While they are hunting together in the bush, Sam is accidentally killed.  Nick is injured, but he feels guilty and responsible for his friend's death.  With the help of his eccentric grandfather, Nick learns about life and love.

“AMONG THE CINDERS is a ‘coming-of-age’ film adapted from the novel by Maurice Shadbolt. Director Rolf Haedrich, who’s made films in Germany since 1958, came to New Zealand to direct and also wrote the screenplay with veteran producer John O’Shea.” - New Zealand Film Commission; /; 3/02/2014.

Favourite item:

Request information

Year 1984

Reference number F10273

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:50:00

Production company Pacific Films

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Cast: Paul O’shea
Cast: Derek Hardwick
Cast: Maurice Shadbolt
Cast: Yvonne Lawley
Cast: Rebecca Gibney
Cast: Amanda Jones
Cast: Bridget Armstrong
Cast: Marcus Broughton
Cast: Ngaire Woods
Cast: Christopher Hansard
Cast: Ricky Duff
Cast: Harata Solomon
Cast: Michael Haigh
Director: Rolf Haedrich
Producer: John O'Shea
Assistant Director: Lee Tamahori
Writer: Rolf Haedrich
Based On The Novel By: Maurice Shadbolt
Associate Producer: Craig Walters
Director of Photography: Rory O'Shea
Art Director: Gerry Luhman
Editor: Inge Behrens
Editor: John Kiley
Assistant Director: John Irwin
Casting: John Irwin
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

Related Link New Zealand Film Commissio