David Blyth - Film Director
 
David in the studio making Our Oldest Soldier
David Blyth editing the acclaimed
2002 TV documentary ~ Our Oldest Soldier

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Death Warmed Up DVD
DVD Death Warmed Up

DVD Release

directed by
David Blyth

written by
Michael Heath

Produced by
ILA Films


David Blyth's original horror flick Death Warmed Up was New Zealand's first horror feature film. It is now available on DVD. You can buy it here, direct from DavidBlyth.com for just $NZ 25.00 including postage.


Angel Mine DVD Angel Mine DVD cover

Angel Mine is David Blyth's second film release and a social commentary that renewed calls for more censorship when it was released in 1978 in New Zealand.

An interesting fact often overlooked was that it fairly predicted the advent of the viagra revolution.



zombie from Death Warmed Up

Image from DEATH WARMED UP

David Blyth's early films include the horror classic Death Warmed Up (1984)
and edgy controversial social commentary in Angel Mine (1978) . Finally, the DVD of Angel Mine has been released and is now available.

Now, with many international festival releases, David Blyth has carved a cult niche with digital film productions. He has released superb documentaries and feature films. We make available copies of David Blyth productions, DigitalWallpaper.net and DavidBlyth.com releases plus provide links to find some rarer films via Amazon.

Contact David Blyth: email Twitter: BlythCult


"One of the great mavericks of New Zealand Film"
- NZ Listener




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Bound for Pleasure
NOW available ONLINE

"...master's degrees in advanced bottom paddling; ...like Monty Python biddies gone bad. - New York Times

Bound for Pleasure is now released online via www.indereign.com (R18, Adults only, Sexual content may offend). On the edge mondo underground / ordinary lives in the guise of "television" documentary remains pure sexually deviant art. David Blyth's exploration of the weird is a remarkly human treatment of the discipline profession he found in the suburbs of Auckland.

This festival film is now available Rent or Buy Bound for Pleasure directly from Indiereign..

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Warning: It may shock some viewers with its honesty.




DAVID BLYTH : DIRECTOR

Contact: email Twitter: BlythCult

DIRECTORS VISION

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.

FILM CREDITS

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

ANGELMINE 1978

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 Feature Film Psychological Thriller

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

Feature Film

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.

MOONRISE/GRAMPIRE 1992

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

Feature Film

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)

EXPOSURE 2000

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 2010

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. Filmography




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