THE STRENGTH OF WATER
THE STRENGTH OF WATER


SYNOPSIS
When nine year old Kimi Kaneha’s twin sister dies he refuses to let her go, so he eats for two to stop her spirit fading. In order to face the world alone Kimi must also face a few of its truths - Chicken savers can be Chicken Killers and Murderers can sometimes be Guardians.

DIRECTORArmagan Ballantyne
YEAR2009
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSRotterdam Competition
Berlinale Generation
PRODUCERSFiona Copland (producer) Karl Baumgartner
Raimond Goebel (co-producers)
Judith Trye (line producer)
CO PRODUCTION WITHFilmwork Ltd.
PRODUCTIONJo Tagg (pm)
SUPPORTED BYNew Zealand Film Commission
New Zealand on air
Filmstiftung NRW
WORLD SALESNew Zealand Film
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film Verleih
LENGTHapp. 100 min.
FORMAT35mm
CS
colour
Dolby Digital
SHOOTING LOCATIONNew Zealand
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEEnglish
CASTHato Paparoa
Melanie Mayall-Nahi
Pare Paseka
Isaac Barber
Shayne Biddle
McCarthy Pearse
Nancy Brunning
and others
WRITERSBriar Grace-Smith
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYBogumil Godfrejow
EDITINGElizabeth Kling
MUSICPeter Golub
Warren Maxwell
SOUNDRichard Flynn
ART DIRECTIONRick Kofoed (production designer)
COSTUMESKirsty Cameron
MAKE UP HAIRDeb Watson
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