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Short fiction / Peter Weir / 16mm film, b&w / 00:36:00
Producer, Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Grahame Bond / Johnny Lockwood / Peter Weir
This "surrealistic documentary" is the second of two shorts that Weir made during his stint as a stagehand at Channel 7, Sydney, working on The Mavis Bramston Show. It was filmed "during moments of pure insanity" during the making of Bramston.
"At least half of the cast are stark, staring mad most of the time, but the film deals with the life of an ornithophiliac who became a Christian evangelist." (Filmmakers Co-operatives Catalogue of Independent Film.) According to Nicholson, this is a spoof of cult religions with Weir playing the title role.
Weir: "The next film I did for the staff was Buckshotte. I left someone else to do the revue in '68 and I made the film, which was much more elaborate in every way than Count Vim."
[Sue Mathews: 35 mm Dreams: Conversations with Five Directors about the Australian film revival]
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