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Love Birds -- Sometimes the best things in life happen on the fly. From the moment an injured duck crash-lands on Doug's roof, everything changes. Recently dumped and wallowing in self pity, Doug decides to nurse Pierre back to health with the assistance of an eccentric vet and bird specialist, Holly.
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Release Date:
24 February 2011 (New Zealand) See more »
Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Paul Murphy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Ward  written by

Produced by
Alan Harris .... producer
Ian Hutchinson .... executive producer
Matthew Metcalfe .... producer
Judith Trye .... line producer
Karl Zohrab .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Donaldson 
Plan 9 
Cinematography by
Alun Bollinger 
Film Editing by
Chris Plummer 
Casting by
Tina Cleary 
Daniel Hubbard 
Production Design by
Andrew McAlpine 
Costume Design by
Kirsty Cameron 
Makeup Department
Denise Kum .... makeup designer
Production Management
Karl Zohrab .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kendall Finlayson .... third assistant director
Liz Tan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Birt .... art director: second unit
Simon Clentworth .... puppeteer/art runner
Natalie Forsythe .... art department assistant
Rosie Guthrie .... property master (as Rose Guthrie)
David Kolff .... leadman
Greg Long .... carpenter
Jenny Morgan .... art department coordinator
Thomas Salpietro .... assistant set dresser
Sound Department
Amy Barber .... foley artist
Will Best .... adr recordist
Jonathan Bruce .... foley editor
Tim Chaproniere .... assistant re-recording mixer
Matt Cuirc .... boom operator
Richard Flynn .... sound mixer
Michael Hedges .... sound re-recording mixer
Gilbert Lake .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Lambourn .... sound effects editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Tim Prebble .... sound designer
Morgan Samuel .... assistant dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Sven Harens .... special effects floor supervisor
Visual Effects by
James Corden .... flame / inferno artist
Paul Dickson .... visual effects
Oliver Faldo .... compositor
Adam Kelway .... compositor
Kathryn Raphael .... visual effects coordinator (as Kath Raphael)
Matt Westbrooke .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Gareth Daley .... digital camera technician
Ants Farrell .... electrician
Ants Farrell .... second unit: lighting best boy
Julia Green .... b camera: first assistant camera
George Hennah .... first assistant camera
Rob Marsh .... director of photography: second unit
Blair Monk .... aerial cinematographer
Todd Nevill .... best boy grip
Kerry Peck .... lighting technician
James Rua .... second assistant camera
Christopher Rudkin .... video assist operator: second unit
David Sargison .... lighting technician
Bradford Wood .... hd video assist operator
Casting Department
Tina Cleary .... casting
Gemma Sykes .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sian Evans .... costume supervisor
Emma Ransley .... intern
Editorial Department
Tracey Brown .... facilities coordinator: Park Road Post
Heidi Freeman .... first assistant editor
Julian Karehana .... assistant editor
Peter Williams .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Other crew
Nicole Dade .... production executive
Natalie Doherty .... assistant accountant (as Natalie Price)
Gary Dunn .... production runner
Teuila Field .... on-set production assistant
Quentin Fullerton-Smith .... production secretary
Robert Gibson .... safety supervisor/medic
Diana Goulding .... unit publicist
Harry Harrison .... additional location scout
Veronique Lawrence .... script supervisor
Andrew Marshall .... assistant production coordinator
Tony Monk .... specialist film pilot
Niall O'Shea .... assistant location manager
Donna Pearman .... production coordinator
Bex Watts .... key animal trainer
Kathryn Raphael .... second unit script supervisor (uncredited)
Claudia Bluemhuber .... special thanks
Vicki O'Hagan .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some language
New Zealand:103 min
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
brilliant. warm & touching., 6 June 2012
Author: Ryan CrawCour from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent movie! to those that find it not funny, it's probably because you have no concept of life in New Zealand. It is quirky. It is funny. It is a great story. Excellent movie. apparently i need 10 lines to be a real review, so i'll need to waffle on a bit more, but the just of this review remains. Good movie. If you want to watch something, be entertained, have a smile on your face and a happy tear in your eye, then watch this! Still got 3 more lines to go and the site warns me about padding the review, so i better stop and just be about the movie. Good to see Rhys being genuine and funny without trying too hard. Nice to see the mix of culture in the movie that New Zealand is fast becoming known for.

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