A Forest's Dream

In the deep interiors of New Zealand, is a forest. A sacred land where the native flora and fauna of the land has found their last refuge.

A Forest's Dream tells a beautifully cinematic tale of Fiordland from the perspective of its residents - a wise old tree, the bedrock that forms its foundation and the water that shapes it.

  • Upamanyu Das
    The Birds of Play
  • Upamanyu Das
    The Birds of Play
  • Dougal Stevenson
    Key Cast
  • Peter Hayden
    Key Cast
  • Jenny Stein
    Key Cast
  • Dimitri Latton
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Otago
  • Centre for Science Communication Film Premiere
    New Zealand
    July 10, 2021
    NZ Premiere
Director Biography - Upamanyu Das

Upamanyu Das is a filmmaker from India, with a passion for nature and wildlife stories and the human lives impacted. Upamanyu’s interview style is to allow people to share their views honestly, openly and candidly while allowing audiences to come to their own conclusions. With training in fine art, he always tries to make his film visually appealing. His films have won and been nominated in International film festivals.

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