Pictures Trailer

Pictures Trailer (1981)

"A breathtaking act of artistic dis-honesty" 01 October 1981 Drama, History 87 mins

Walter Burton's realistic photographs depicting poor treatment of Maori prisoners are rejected by late 19th century government officials. Walter is condemned to making a living from everyday studio work, the frustration of which is apparently quite sufficient to make him a drunk. His brother Alfred is happy to take the photos that the officials want and therefore gets the commissions. Alfred's photos are well received, but when Walter shows his own photos, toughs are sent around to smash up his plates.

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Kevin J. Wilson

as Alfred Burton

Peter Vere-Jones

as Walter Burton

Helen Moulder

as Lydia Burton

Elizabeth Coulter

as Helen Burton

Terence Bayler

as John Rochfort

Ken Blackburn

as James Gilchrist

John Callen

as Casey

John Callen

as Payton


John O'Shea

John O'Shea Producer

Rory O'Shea

Rory O'Shea Director of Photography

Russell Collins

Russell Collins Art Direction

Gwen Kaiser

Gwen Kaiser Costume Design

Jan Preston

Original Music Composer

International Releases Dates

New Zealand 01 October 1981

Production Companies

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