The Coffin Club

The Coffin Club

Musical and documentary unite to introduce The Coffin Club, a truly unique community organisation bringing free-spirited seniors together to construct and personalise their own low-cost coffins. Based in small town New Zealand, with over 60 active members, this group of inspirational elderly meet once a week to rejoice in life while facing the realities of death.

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Director:  Briar March
Executive Producer:  Julia Parnell
Producer:  Kim Harrop
Screenwriter: Kim Harrop, Nick Ward, Briar March
Cinematographer: Mark Lapwood ACS
Editor: Daniel Strang
Production Designer: Brent Hargreaves
Sound Designer: Ande Schurr
Music: The Sound Room
Principal Cast: Jean McGaffin, Kevin Quick, David Mackie, Members of the Kiwi Coffin Club
Additional Credits: Line Producer/ 1st AD: Tim Hansen, Gaffer: Jared Jones, 1st AC: Leah Stewart, Choreographer: Alyx Duncan, Art Director: Ablow Rasheed, Graphics: Gie Manalo, P.A: Tim Waring


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Kim Harrop (producer)
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Kim Harrop (producer)
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre:  Musical
Screening in: Documentary Shorts 1
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Runtime: 03:47 mins