DAVID BLYTH : DIRECTOR
As a director of film going into the new Millennium I wish to continue visually transforming exciting stories from the page into a dynamic visual language. My influences from one hundred years of cinema include the greats, Luis Bunuel and Fredrico Fellini through to the contemporary genius of David Lynch and Ridley Scott. I love to work closely with actors ever seeking to create truly memorable characters with emotional arcs that will take the audience on an unforgettable filmic journey.
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS 1976
Short Film Psychological Drama
An experimental film inspired by JG Ballards novel "The Crash"
Selected for Sydney, Auckland and Wellington Film Festivals
Feature Film Psychological Drama
One of New Zealand's most controversial films tells of the descent of a suburban couple
into a nightmare reality based on their own lives.
A Southern Hemisphere version of Derek Jarmen's JUBILEE.
This film had successful international release through the New Zealand Film Commission.
A WOMAN OF GOOD CHARACTER/ LIZZIE 1982
Feature Film / Period Drama
A dramatic depiction of the tense struggle of a group of young women sent to work as servants in the British Colonies last century.
Winner Best Actress - Sarah Pierse. New Zealand Film and Television Awards
International distribution through New Zealand Film Sales
DEATH WARMED UP 1984
A young man is mentally programmed to kill his father. He returns years later to avenge the death in his quest for revenge.
Premiered at the London Film Festival
Winner Grand Prix Festival of Fantasy and Science Fiction Paris
International distribution, now a cult film in the UK
RED BLOODED AMERICAN GIRL 1990
Suspense Thriller An eminent doctor (played by Christopher Plummer) seeks the help of an alternative molecular scientist to find a cure for AIDS. Neither party gets what they bargained for and the stakes become very high. Selected for the following festivals: Amsterdam, Brussels and Wellington. International Distribution with sales in over 80 territories.
Feature Film Children's Comedy/Drama
Veteran American actor Al Lewis plays a Grandpa in this delightful children's film. He is not your usual kind old man- he's really a friendly Vampire who doesn't like blood!
Selected for the London Film Festival, also major festivals in Moscow, India, Belgium and the Netherlands.
KAHU AND MIA 1995
Maori Drama (50mins) Cliff Curtis
A haunting relationship between two lovers from the past threatens the lives and future of a contemporary family. Selected for Dreamspeakers Festival- Canada also festivals Australia and New Zealand. He Taonga Films, Producer Don Selwyn. Winner of two prestigious Alanis Obomsawin awards
RED BLOODED 2/HOT BLOOODED 1997
Action Drama for HBO
Returning home for Thanksgiving, a college student’s good natured act of stopping to help a young woman becomes the wildest and most terrifying ride of his life.
Selected for the Brussels Film Festival of Science fiction and Horror
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNGRY GHOST 1999/2001
Co-Producer with Harry Wong: Harry Wong Director.
A middle aged Chinese Musician looks back on his childhood growing up on a market garden. (38 minutes)
Thriller: Feature Film starring Ron Silver and Alexandra Paul.
( Blockbuster USA) A photographer with a haunted past finds himself accused of a series of murders. Sold to 20 territories worldwide / 4th Highest NZ grossing feature film in overseas sales.
BOUND FOR PLEASURE 2001
Feature Documentary 73/ TV3 version 44 minutes.
An intimate look inside the lives of a group of New Zealand
Dominatrices and their Dungeon practices.
OUR OLDEST SOLDIER 2002
A half hour documentary on TV 1 on my Grandfather , who at 105 was the last living New Zealand link to the historic First World War battle at Le Quesnoy, France. Highest rated NZ On Air programe of 2002
FISH TANK TELLY DVD 2003
A tranquility fish DVD. Magna Pacific.
AGE OF AQUARIUMS 2005
Inside new Zealand TV3 Series
Fish Hobbyists and a Tank Crawl
TRANSFIGURED NIGHTS 2007
Transfigured Nights is an experimental documentary that explores the wildly perverse fetishistic pleasures of webcam mask performance.
Wound is a feature film that marks a return to the horror genre. It was released theatrically and was festival hit around the world, and is now released internationally as DVD.
FRENCH CONNECTION 2011
Documentary about the New Zealand soliders in Le Quesnoy in November 1918.