Russian Snark - 2010
DVD UPC/EAN # 9341005001786
Cast: Stephen Papps, Elena Stejko, Stephanie Tauevihi, Peter Rowley, Garry Volk, Rene Naufahu, Te Waimarie Kessell.
Screenwriters: Stephen Sinclair; Director of Photography: Steve Latty; Original Music: David Long, Stephen Gallagher; Editing: Wayne Cook, Paul Maxwell; Production Designer: Lyn Bergquist; Production Manager: Alex Campbell; Costume Designer: Cathy Pope; Post Production Coordinator: Gwen McDonnell; Producer: Liz DiFiore; Director: Stephen Sinclair
Misha, with his wife Nadia, arrives in what he thinks is film-friendly New Zealand to pursue his experimental filmmaking. But they soon discover that it is not as he hoped. His wife pleads with him to find work, but Misha withdraws into himself and gradually descending into madness. Nadia, in desperation, finds work as a stripper which only drives Misha further downhill and drives Nadia to move out. A chance encounter with a Polynesian woman draws Misha from his self-destructive bent and allows him to reconnect with the real world. This commendable effort was filmed in the Auckland, Takapuna, North Shore and Waitakere areas. Recommended.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B
Official MP4 Trailer