The incredible true story of the world’s greatest unknown film maker. Working mostly alone, and in complete obscurity, NZ cinema pioneer Colin McKenzie made his own film stock out of flax and egg whites; he invented his own sound and colour processes; and used both tracking shots, and close ups before anyone else. He later singlehandedly built a Biblical city for his epic adaptation of Salome which was funded by Soviet Russia and the Mafia. Such an extraordinary story could only be based on fact, or could it?
How to Buy?
This film has not been widely available for a while. Used DVD copies can be found on Amazon, but at generally silly prices. I have been trying to rectify this situation for a long time. A digitally remastered version was made, courtesy of Peter and Park Road Post. It’s a beautiful thing in its full HD glory. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to author and distribute a Blu Ray edition on my own. Another significant obstacle has been that I wanted to get a commentary from Peter to accompany the film. The first DVD edition had only a commentary from me, and I did not want to repeat that as the film was made by both of us.
Unfortunately, Peter has never been able to make time, and I’ve been pretty busy myself. So, I thought rather than dragging this out forever, I would just bring out an interim DVD with the remastered film, and some bonus content, but no commentaries at all. Life’s too short, right?
Anyone interested can purchase a copy here:
It’s October 29th, 2015, the 20th anniversary of Forgotten Silver’s very first public screening!
Holy hell … Where have twenty years gone so quick? This must be a hoax!
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