Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


‘A Dream of Dark Colours’ by director Shaun Garea

‘A Dream of Dark Colours’ by director Shaun Garea

Click to enlarge

A new film production is now underway in Christchurch called ‘A Dream of Dark Colours’, several scenes from the feature script are being filmed in order to show, entice and encourage investment into the feature itself.

The film ‘A Dream of Dark Colours’ is based on the novel ‘The Trial’ by Czech author Franz Kafka. For director Shaun Garea (whose previous work has travelled around the world to great reviews and has been supported and promoted by US music label Ipecac Recordings in the past) this is the ‘perfect opportunity to showcase the skills of local talent and crew to an international audience’. Co-producer on the project internationally acclaimed artist Keith Morant (who just received the President of the Republics medal in Southern Italy this year and who has a presence at the Venice Biennale thanks to World Arts Media - New York) is fully behind this project and after this ‘presentation of scenes’ has been put together is holding a joint exhibition with Garea at Bryce Art Gallery in Christchurch on August 16th which will feature this ‘presentation’ and an entire exhibit of Morants work based around Kafka’s work and ‘The Trial’.

Scoring the piece will be 'Honoured Artist of the Ukraine' Anatoly Zelinsky whose work with a sole viola will closely follow the main protagonist ‘Joseph K’ and in effect perform and 'act' with him in a way that is rarely seen in film.

After the show Morant is taking the presentation with him to Vancouver, Manhattan and Ferrara generating buzz to be back in NZ for December. In the presentation thus far are local actors Charles Grubb (as Joseph K), Janina Matthewson (Leni), Jill Roberts (Ushers Wife), Grant Edgar (Magistrate), Adam Jones (Prison Chaplain) and US born but residing now in Christchurch actor and performer Stig Eldred (Advocate Huld) whose film and television credits include Dick Tracey, CSI NY, King Kong, Hercules, Xena and more...

With an experienced and internationally acclaimed group of filmmakers, actors, musicians and based on a literary classic that is regarded by many as ‘one of the most important novels of modern times, the voice of the 20th century!’ A Dream of Dark Colours and its production is prepared to set the bar for innovative, challenging and intriguing independent film shot in NZ. Far from the cries of zombie splatter fests this film will showcase NZ talent in a sophisticated and intellectual way that will present film as an art form not solely as entertainment.

Garea and Morant are also looking for people interested in Kafka, and film to contact them and help 'spread the word' about the project locally. Please visit or for more details. Or contact: info[at]

A preview of ‘A Dream of Dark Colours’


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news