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Send a Gorilla

It’s Valentine’s Day and for the three employees of the Send a Gorilla Telegram Company it’s the busiest day of the year.

Send a Gorilla, New Zealand, 1988

Pinflicks Productions
Written & directed by: Melanie Read
Producer: Dorothee Pinfold
Executive producers: Peter Sainsbury, Dorothee Pinfold
Assistant director: Joe Nolan
Director of photography: Wayne Vinten
Camera: Renaud Maire
Editor: Paul Sutorius
Music: Peter Blake
Production design: Kirsten Shouler
Sound: Brian Shennan
Production manager: Jane Gilbert

With: Carmen McGlone (Clare), Katherine McCrae (Joy), Perry Piercy (Vicki), John Callen (Chris Dean), Larney Tupu (Ian Hunter), William Kircher (Ned), Jim Moriarty (Joe)

35mm, PG-contains coarse language, 93 minutes

It’s Valentine’s Day and for the three employees of the Send a Gorilla Telegram Company it’s the busiest day of the year. Singing telegram girls Vicki and Joy and their gorilla partner Claire must perform telegrams at the astounding rate of one every twenty- six minutes, but there are complications... With their boss out of town their plan to sell strawberries to earn extra money adds to an already chaotic day. Chris Dean, the cynical DJ of the local radio station has lost his much loved dog Hermione, who attaches herself to the frantic trio. With a $1500 bounty on the dog’s head this could solve their financial problems... if they had time.

Screenings: Send a Gorilla screened on 14 February 2009 to celebrate Valentine's Day.