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“Comedy comes first. The idea of making an outrageous, over-the-top movie has appealed to me since I used to watch Monty Python’s Flying Circus as a kid. I used to play around a lot making special effects and shooting them in little super 8 movies with my parents’ camera. I made little monsters and animated them frame by frame and I made little model spaceships and tried to get them to fly and film them [...] As an only child you’re on your won a lot, so you invent your own playmates and little games with toys. It definitely trains your mind to be imaginative and not rely so much on other people” - (Peter Jackson in Harvey Clark, “Kiwi movie maker on the offensive”, New Zealand Herald, July 15, 1988)

“Bad Taste is a film to be watched and savoured - if that’s the right word. It’s an alien, cannibalistic, epicurean delight for anyone who even suspects that they have a warped mind!” - (John Gilbert, Fear, No.10, October, 1989, pg.11)

Bad Taste was made with the help of director Peter Jackson’s family and friends. Production took place every Sunday for four years. The film a special jury prize for the best ‘Gore’ film at the 17th Paris International Festival of Fantasy and Science Fiction Film in 1988.

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Year 1988

Reference number F13649

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:33:00

Production company Wingnut Films

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Credits Cast: Terry Potter
Cast: Pete O’herne
Cast: Craig Smith
Cast: Mike Minett
Cast: Peter Jackson
Cast: Doug Wren
Alien Leader Spfx Double: Dean Lawrie
Voice: Peter Vere-Jones
Producer: Peter Jackson
Director: Peter Jackson
Consultant Producer: Tony Hiles
Writer: Peter Jackson
Additional Material: Tony Hiles
Additional Material: Ken Hammon
Editor: Peter Jackson
Editor: Jamie Selkirk
Sound Editor: Jamie Selkirik
Sound Editor: Kit Rollings
Post Production Supervisor: Jamie Selkirk
Assistant: Matt Noonan
Music: Michelle Scullion
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

Related Link New Zealand Film Commission

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