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DVD Dreams

A love letter to the last remaining video stores in Wellington, New Zealand.
DVD Dreams is a short documentary that features a bunch of loyal customers and film fanatics, re-living their favourite movie scenes. A quirky and poetic look at the end of an era.

Filmed in Aro Video, Amalgamated Video and Civic on Ghuznee. Civic on Ghuznee has since closed down, but Aro and Amalgamated Video remain treasured local landmarks.

  • Kathleen Winter
  • Cameron Langdon
    Camera and Sound
  • Thomas Lambert
    Sound Design
  • Michael Potton
    Colour Grade
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 24, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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Director Biography - Kathleen Winter

Kathleen is an independent director and producer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington). A feminist, activist and fan of independent media, she is inspired by films that uplift communities. Her first documentary short, FeminEast Makes Zines, focused on a feminist high school group and won multiple awards at the Inspiring Stories Film Competition in 2014. Since then she has been working primarily in documentary - she is currently working on an NZ On Air funded short documentary as part of the Loading Docs initiative, looking at LGBT Māori identity. She is also conducting research for Minimum, her first feature-length film project which explores the lives of women working minimum-wage jobs in Aotearoa.

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