2016/ 15 min / aotearoa new zealand

Possum is a tale of two young brothers who accompany their lumberjack father to a forest campsite. At odds with each other, their relationship meets the ultimate test when they venture into the woods, hunting a notorious possum named Scar.

Screening Saturday, April 7 10 am 

Director: Dave Whitehead

Director: Dave Whitehead

Based in Wellington, New Zealand. Director Dave Whitehead has over 20 years experience as a sound designer and composer for film and television.

He has been nominated for a BAFTA and CAS award and has won Golden Reel (Motion Picture Sound Editor Awards) for the films ‘District 9’ and Tin Tin, and has been nominated for several other Golden Reels. He has won and been nominated for several New Zealand film awards. He was also invited to be an honorary AMPAS member in 2013.

Possum is Dave’s Directorial debut and is based on one of his first childhood experiences in the New Zealand forest.