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A B O U T  T H E  F I L M

Premier: AUCKLAND: 15 minutes of Fame Competition, August WELLINGTON: Paramount Young Film Maker's Showcase, Nov 5
Year:
2000
Length:
10 minutes 58 seconds
Format:
Colour VHS (as well as Sony digital 8)

Tagline: This isn't your everyday, uninvited guest...
Basic Story:
A party is invaded by a criminal. The party goers are taken hostage. How do they solve their terrible predicament?
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A FEW WORDS FROM
T H E  D I R E C T O R

First of all many, many thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Jackson for the use of their house as the primary location (after losing my first location to unforeseen circumstances, the use of their house came like a blessing). And of course thanks to all the cast who put up with my directing and yelling etc (I wasn't that bad though, right?).

The road to finishing "The Gate Crasher" has been a bumpy one (but isn't that always the case?). We lost our location, scenes had to be re-filmed, we didn't always have the right equipment, main characters couldn't make it on certain days, computers crashing and of course, the media studies classes always stealing our cameras (so what if they belong to the school and we're not actually using the for anything school related...where was I going with this point?).

And so it was, that I spent many hours in the editing suite, furiously editing away at my film. But by around the end of August, it was finished! And I thought "Wow, this is cool, I just made a movie. And it's not a big piece of crap!" And thus was born, THE GATE CRASHER!

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T H E  C A S T

Larry
    
NICK COTON

Lauren
    
KAT ANGUS
Kat Angus received a nomination for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Lauren at the AUSA 15 mins of Fame Competition.

Joseph
    
CHRIS TSE

Deborah
    
TASHA BARNEVELD

Martin
    
PHILLIP TAYLOR

Derek
    
ANDREW JAMES

Dwayne
    
RAJEEV MISHRA

Party Goers
     LINDA JACKSON
    GLEN GOODALL

    STEVE SMALL

    DANIEL CHRISTIE

Detectives
    
SID McBEAN
    BRIAN NELSON
    NIGEL MITCHELL

 

T H E  C R E W

Camera
  NICK COTON
   CHRIS TSE
   PHILLIP TAYLOR
  RAJEEV MISHRA

Editing
    ANDREW JAMES
 
   CHRIS TSE
    RAJEEV MISHRA

Props
     LUKE ROWELL
    RAJEEV MISHRA

Location Manager
     LINDA JACKSON

 

T H A N K S

MR. & MRS. JACKSON
MR. HAWS
THE ARTS DEPT. @ HVHS
THE LOWER HUTT POLICE DEPT.
THE CAST/CREW
MY FAMILY

T H E  R E V I E W S
(WHAT HAS BEEN SAID)

I like this movie, but I would say that, wouldn't I? I made it after all, with the help of a talented cast and crew of course. Compared to Mr. Dickens, this movie looks like Ben Hur. Definitely my best movie to date (considering I've only made two!) 
- Rajeev Mishra

Play it again! Play it again!
- Leight Tse

This film is cracker! Bonza mate!
- Andrew James

Mishra shows great promise and potential as a filmmaker..."The Gate Crasher" transcends all expectations, leaving other summer blockbusters wondering what hit them.
- Chris Tse

Mishra is a very precocious young filmmaker and a pleasure to work with. The set is never boring once Mishra steps onto it.
- Kat Angus (on working with Rajeev Mishra)

It wasn't crap. - Alan Longhurst

A fine piece of filmmaking the director shows a great confidence in his work. Especially liked Russel Crowe in the lead part
- Timothy Carthington, TIME (writing about Gladiator - a very confused man)