Woodenhead 2003

Directed by Florian Habicht

Innocent Gert, who works in a rubbish dump, can't believe his luck when he's ordered by his boss to take his beautiful mute daughter, Princess Plum, to meet her prospective husband.

90 minutes DCP
M
sex scenes

Director, Producer & Screenplay

Cast

Nicholas Butler
,
Teresa Peters
,
Tony Bishop
,
Matthew Sunderland
,
Warwick Broadhead
,
David Hornblow
,
Henry Lee
,
Georgie Hill

Photography

Christopher Pryor

Editor

Christopher Pryor
,
Florian Habicht

Music

Marc Chesterman

Production Designer

Teresa Peters

Costume Designer

Georgie Hill

Voices

Steve Abel
,
Mardi Potter
,
Margaret Mary Hollins
,
Lutz Halbhubner
,
Warwick Broadhead

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NZIFF premieres a colourised version of Florian Habicht’s debut feature, Woodenhead (NZIFF 2003). Filmed in Northland’s lush forests and spartan hill country, Woodenhead conjures a unique, fairy-tale-like realm.

Gert, an innocent rubbish-dump worker, is charged with the task of delivering Princess Plum, the ethereal daughter of his master Hugo, to her wedding in Maidenwood. Their journey through the grandeur of New Zealand’s landscape is beset with strange events.

Florian Habicht is a 2021 New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate and the recipient of the Dame Gaylene Preston Award for Documentary Filmmakers.