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A Dream... - NZ digital short film

A Dream... - NZ digital short film

A Dream... is a 25min, digital short film that was originally exhibited as an installation art exhibit in Auckland, New Zealand in 2012. The work has been re-edited forming a new visual narrative and is now available for viewing on Indie Reign. Indie Reign is a pioneering NZ online platform that gives filmmakers, with films of all types and budgets, the facility to distribute their films to audiences worldwide.

A Dream... is an abstract, horror piece that explores the subconscious mind of modern, western man, touching on cultural guilt, self deception, and maintaining individuality in an impersonal world. The work is inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka and much of the imagery is taken directly from the directors’ previous, and ongoing, attempt to make a Kakfa novel (The Trial) into a feature film in NZ.

The work was written and directed by Shaun Garea whose previous video work has played in theatres and exhibited in art galleries throughout NZ. A Dream... stars actor Dwayne Cameron whose work includes: The Tribe, The Locals, The Cult, and the upcoming Australian film Nice Package among others.

The film features a score from Talking Book (featuring Billy Gould from Faith No More and Jared Blum from Gigante sound) taken from their debut self titled album.

The work was funded by Creative Communities NZ for art exhibition in 2012.

A shorter companion piece called ‘A Dream - Emotions Study’ is also available for viewing from the dream website featuring music from US band Tomahawk thanks to Ipecac Recordings.

A Dream... was lucky enough to receive additional support from a wide range of industry professionals including Jane Campion (Oscar &Palm d’Or winning director of The Piano & Bright Star), Richard Bell (Producer of videos from Nirvana, U2 & more) & Bill Gould (Bassist in Faith No More & CEO of Koolarrow Records) lending their names and backing the work.

A Dream... has been rated M for Mature by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

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