Flight of Fancy
Duration: 51 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Director: Tony Hiles
In 1986 New Zealand Artist Michael Smither explored a childhood dream – human flight.
This documentary follows his attempts to build a flying suit based on the growth of feathers on a bird – with some artistic licence. Shot entirely on location around the dramatic landscape of Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island, this film explores a lateral view of aviation and the freedom to express art in any form.
Also features New Zealand Cartoonist and Author Burton Silver, and Caroline Girdlestone, Sewing Machine Artiste and Animal Wrangler.
Festivals and Awards
Special Jury Prize – New Zealand Adventure Film Festival
Best Cinematography – New Zealand Film and Television Awards
New Zealand Representative – Cinema du Reel, Paris
View except from this title at NZ On Screen