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The Chase

Was listening to RNZ National “Nine to Noon” today and the interview with the producer of this amazing short silent film created by some teenagers down in Otago.

A Kiwi homage to the slapstick comedies of the early 20th century has found favour with international film judges.

Otago brothers Benaiah and Thomas Dunn clinched second place at the International Youth Silent Film Festival finals in Portland, Oregon this month for The Chase.


Inspired by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, you can see the film below. The music was provided by the competition as stock clips to use in anyway you wanted.

SECOND PLACE – 2017 IYSFF NZ – The Chase from Baycourt Community & Arts Centre on Vimeo.

If you want to see all the films from the NZ competition head to: