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  (in credits order)
Rangi Ngamoki ... Romeo
Hutini Waikato ... Polly
Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards ... Ed
Riwai Waka ... Koro
Dion Waikato ... Tangata

Directed by
Taika Waititi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Taika Waititi 

Produced by
Vanessa Alexander .... executive producer
Catherine Fitzgerald .... producer
Ainsley Gardiner .... producer
Original Music by
Craig Sengelow 
Cinematography by
Adam Clark (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Owen Ferrier-Kerr  (as Owen Ferrier Kerr)
Art Direction by
Simon Harper 
Makeup Department
Loren Taylor .... makeup artist (as Loren Horsley)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Parr .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Taipua Adams .... boom operator
Julian Arahanga .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Glen Bullen .... assistant sound editor
Chris Burt .... sound mixer: Dolby Digital
Tammy Davis .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Ainsley Gardiner .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Wi Kuki Kaa .... adr artist
Nic McGowan .... sound editor (as Nick McGowan)
Nic McGowan .... sound recordist (as Nick McGowan)
Kinder Te Moana .... atmosphere & nature sounds
Visual Effects by
Nick Booth .... digital imaging: Weta Digital
Tim Capper .... visual effects supervisor
Roman Gadner .... digital imaging: Weta Digital
Brian Scadden .... opticals: The Film Unit
Pete Williams .... digital imaging: Weta Digital
Phil Greig .... digital intermediate finisher (uncredited)
Phil Greig .... lab technician (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Taipua Adams .... lighting assistant
Charles Edwards .... camera operator
Obi Kenobi .... lighting assistant
Murray Love .... key grip
Grant McKinnon .... gaffer
Duncan Patterson .... clapper loader (as Duncan Paterson)
Mike Toki-Pangani .... assistant grip (as Mioke Toki-Pangari)
Angus Ward .... focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loren Taylor .... wardrobe (as Loren Horsley)
Editorial Department
Jay Berryman .... negative matcher: Upper Deck Film Services
Russell Lewis .... negative matcher
Kirsty McDowell .... assistant editor
Rex Pointier .... editing facility manager: Gibson Group
Lynne Reed .... film grader
Music Department
Julian Arahanga .... musician: singer
Tammy Davis .... musician: singer
Ainsley Gardiner .... musician: singer
Lissa Meridian .... musician: singer
Kinder Te Moana .... musician: singer
Transportation Department
Jimmy Greaves .... supplier: prop vehicle
Brooke Tere .... supplier: prop vehicle
Burra Waititi .... supplier: prop vehicle
Other crew
Julian Arahanga .... caterer
Wynter Blathwayt .... title designer
Nancy Brunning .... acting coach
Nancy Brunning .... chaperone
Rutaia Campbell .... location liaison
Catherine Fitzgerald .... caterer
Dave Gaskill .... location liaison
Rebecca Hampton .... unit production staff
Anna Horsley .... unit production staff
Abi King-Jones .... continuity
Sharon Leamy .... liaison: film post-production, The Film Unit
Bruce McArthur .... liaison: Atlab
Ally McMahon .... location liaison
Trisha Rogers .... location liaison
Tim Rose .... supplier: coffee, Havana Coffee
Corrine Verstraten .... location liaison

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12 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Romeo:Cause then I wouldn't have a diamond ring.See more »
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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV)See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Very New Zealand, very real and easily lovable., 3 December 2005
Author: amandajean23 from New Zealand

Although it may not seem so, this short film is set in the present day (hence the reference to Johnny Depp). Two brothers (Romeo & Ed) wait in a car outside the pub their parents are in, when another car pulls up, two people get out and enter the pub, leaving 12 year old Polly in the car. What starts out as taunting and awkward looks, turns into an unlikely friendship between Romeo and Polly (Ed is too busy reading to be interested). What makes this film all the more unique are the thick East Coast (of New Zealand) accents, which most New Zealanders can relate to and make the film extremely realistic. Human connection was the main premise in Two Cars, One Night's creation, as explained by its director Taika Waititi; "I want to show how human contact creates something special in a not so special environment." This really is a one of a kind film which shows the most simple things in life can make the biggest difference.

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