30.09. - 09.10.2021

Off the Edge New Zealand 1977 | 77 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Michael Firth

Michael Firth, writer, producer, director. His films include“Crazy Ski” (1987), “Sylvia” (1985) and “Heart of the Stag” (1984).

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Breathtaking mountain panoramas, rapid downhill ski runs, endless skies and the rush of velocity: Nominated for an Oscar in 1977, this film satisfies action sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. It centres on two adrenaline junkies who choose the mountains of the Mount Cook National Park as a venue to experience maximum risk in unexplored wilderness (not to be forgotten: at a time when neither mobile phones nor GPS existed). A nerve racking sports film that will turn even couch potatoes into New Zealand fans.
Original title: Off the egde
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Michael Firth
Screenplay: Molly Gregory
Cast: Jeff Campbell, Blair Trenholme
Producer: Michael Firth
Director of Photography: Michael Firth
Music: Richard Clements, Richard Degray
Production Design:
Editor: Michael Economou
Sound: 0
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Format: 16 mm
Printsource: The New Zealand Film, Archive, New Zealand, Tel: +64 4 384 7647 ext 829, email:,
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Production: Pentacle Film Productions


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