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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Sam Pillsbury

Born in New York, Sam Pillsbury is a filmmaker who began his career with The Scarecrow filmed in 1982 in the Coromandel. After making The quiet earth, heart of the country and Starlight Hotel in New Zealand his career moved to the States. In 2001 he made the Kiwi film Crooked earth starring Temuera Morrison. His most recent film is a surfing comedy, starring Matthew Lillard, called Endless Bummer.