ABOUT THE CAST 
 

TONY BARRY plays Ed the elder 

Tony Barry is well-known to New Zealand audiences from his lead role as John in Goodbye Pork Pie (directed by Geoff Murphy) and his appearances with the legendary BLERTA with Bruno Lawrence. He has appeared in many New Zealand feature films, including Beyond Reasonable ... READ MORE

 

MARTIN HENDERSON plays young Ed

Martin Henderson returned to New Zealand from Hollywood for this role in HOME BY CHRISTMAS, his first New Zealand feature film. His recent work includes the critically acclaimed Battle in Seattle, in which he stars opposite Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta and Michelle ... READ MORE

 

CHELSIE PRESTON-CRAYFORD plays Young Tui 

Chelsie Preston-Crayford was awarded ‘best performance in a short film’ at the 2007 New Zealand Screen Awards for her role in Peter Salmon’s Fog, winner of the audience vote at Cannes Film Festival Critics Week. She graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School ... READ MORE

 
 
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS 
 

GAYLENE PRESTON is the director, producer, writer

Gaylene Preston is a storyteller whose films have a distinctive flavour that entertain while presenting serious subjects with humour and warmth. Preston’s films have been in official selection for most major international film festivals – Venice, Sundance, Toronto, London, Sydney ... READ MORE

 

SUE ROGERS is the co-producer

Sue Rogers worked closely with her life partner Jim Booth, producer of Peter Jackson’s Meet The Feebles, Braindead and Heavenly Creatures and she maintained the progress of his Midnight Films production slate following his death in 1994. She produced Forgotten Silver, the ... READ MORE

 

ALUN BOLLINGER is the cinematographer

Alun Bollinger’s major credits include Goodbye Pork Pie (director Geoff Murphy), Vigil (Vincent Ward) Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson), War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us (Gaylene Preston), Forgotten Silver (Peter Jackson and Costa Botes), The Frighteners (director Peter Jackson) ... READ MORE

 

NIGEL HUTCHINSON is the executive producer

With a background in publicity, marketing and distribution in the UK film industry, Nigel Hutchinson came to New Zealand in 1974, where he established Motion Pictures, a successful production company focussed on television commercials. Throughout the 1980s and ... READ MORE

 

PAUL SUTORIUS is the editor

Paul Sutorius has a long career spanning feature films, television drama, documentaries, comedy and current affairs. His feature films include three directed by Gaylene Preston – Ruby and Rata, Bread & Roses and War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us – as well ... READ MORE

 

JAN PRESTON is the composer

Jan Preston began writing music for theatre and dance in the late 1970s, and was led into film via a documentary for actor Sam Neill, who directed the New Zealand Film Unit documentary Red Mole on the Road. She has since scored numerous documentaries and seven ... READ MORE

 

JOHN HARDING is the production designer

John Harding has a versatile and varied career as film production designer, art director, character and costume designer, as well as theatre and event designer, and design tutor. Recently he was a costume designer on James Cameron’s epic Avatar. He worked for ... READ MORE

 

LESLEY BURKES-HARDING is the costume designer

Lesley Burkes-Harding is an award-winning period costume specialist who, alongside designing and constructing costumes for films and television drama of many different periods, including contemporary, is also a costume history tutor at Toi Whakaari New Zealand  ... READ MORE