Woodenhead - 2004

Pictures For Anna - 90 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 887090012003; 689721427763

Cast: Nicholas Butler, Teresa Peters, Tony Bishop, Warwick Broadhead, Matthew Sunderland, Henry Lee, David Hornblow, Jaqueline Wilson. Voices by: Mardi Potter, Steve Abel, Margaret-Mary Hollins, Lutz Halbdubner. Screenplay: Florian Habicht; Director of Photography: Christopher Pryor; Composer: Marc Chesterman; Editing: Florian Habicht, Christopher Pryor; Costume Design: Georgie Hill; Production Design: Prue Cunningham; Producer: Florian Habicht; Director: Florian Habicht.

Where to start. This film would rate an A for originality. For example, the soundtrack was recorded first, and the visuals were shot to match (although it doesn't quite accomplish its goal at all times). It is clearly a fantasy - a fairy-tale of characters, with four of them having their spoken lines given by someone other than the actors on the screen. A small carnival, traveling the New Zealand landscape that presents images that force the words: crazed, surreal, Fellinist, unsettling, inventive, thrilling, ethereal, lustful. Although put together with an absurdly small budget, if you want an original film experience - see this film. Recommended.

Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-

Official MP4 Trailer


The DVD is a PAL R0 with a black & white 1.75:1 letterbox presentation with English dolby digital stereo, which can be purchased from various NZ sources for about $30nz. Extras include: Making of Woodenhead documentary; Horoscopes with Lutz; "Liebestraume" Short Film; Trip to Thailand with Killer Ray; Original Demo Songs and Sound Recordings; Circus acts; Trailer; Music video for "Hospice for Destitute Lovers" (by Steve Abel); Stills and artwork by Teresa Peters; and a Director's commentary track. There are no subtitles.
An R1 NTSC dvd was released 20 March, 2007, selling for $25-30us. It has the same extras as the NZ version, but the package also contains a CD of the soundtrack (Go to the cd link below for soundtrack details).

Aro Video of Wellington has rental copies for any New Zealand address

DealOZ North American price comparison site

As of July 2019, the Olive Films store has NTSC R1 copies for $21.99us + shipping



NZFC OnDemand New Zealand Rental & Purchase

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog - Click to find the nearest Library that has this title.


Click for Woodenhead CD Details

SOUNDTRACKS VAULT - Link to MP3 samples of all titles


New Zealand Film Archive Info and Reviews

Commonwealth Film Festival & Onfilm Magazine Reviews

Wellington Film Society Review

IMDB User Comments

Richard Scheib Review

Reviews at Letterboxd.com


VIDEO VAULT - Links to trailers and clips for all titles.

NZ On Screen Videos & Comments

Information at the New Zealand Film Commission Website

Information at IMDB

NZVideos Logo

Comments, suggestions or questions are welcomed at info@nospamnzvideos.org, but delete the nospam portion before sending