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Event 16 (2006)

Matt, a young inventor on the cusp of a breakthrough creation in his garage workshop, is about to lose his girlfriend due to his obsession, when an 1893 cat strolls into the workshop ... See full summary »


Derek Pearson


Derek Pearson




Credited cast:
Captain Bung-eye Captain Bung-eye ... Ally cat
Andrea Chapman Andrea Chapman ... Restaurant Woman
Jocelyn Christian ... Paige
Kate Fitzroy Kate Fitzroy ... Juno
Ezra Keddell Ezra Keddell ... Carrick
Anne Mackenzie Anne Mackenzie ... Alice the cook
Reuben Morrison ... DJ
Brett Ormsby Brett Ormsby ... Frank
John Porter John Porter ... Barnes
Peter Rutherford Peter Rutherford ... Matt
James C. Stewart James C. Stewart ... Snelling (as James Stewart)
Julian White Julian White ... Logan


Matt, a young inventor on the cusp of a breakthrough creation in his garage workshop, is about to lose his girlfriend due to his obsession, when an 1893 cat strolls into the workshop through a wall that his invention created. Soon police, undercover agents and murderers are all hunting for Matt and his girlfriend in a race, not only against, but through time. An independent digital feature from another handful of super-talented Kiwis. Written by B.F.

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The alley cat, Captain Bung-eye, was a rescued cat from the SPCA. There was a year gap between shooting the scene of him in the laboratory to the scene of him in the alley way, during which time he put on a lot of weight. It was suggested that as well as a time machine Matt had invented a new weight loss system See more »


In the past we see the policeman dead in the alley shot through the head. But when his "body" is carried out in a white bloodstained sheet the blood is where his waist would be not his head. See more »

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Didn't want to go but glad I did
4 August 2006 | by bigredgripperSee all my reviews

I didn't want to go to Event 16. My partner dragged me along. I've had my fill of no budget garbage that you need to make allowances for because some sad fan boys made it for nothing. Oh boy was I wrong. Event 16 is incredible. The plot turns and twists and surprises right at the end but latter thinking about it, it didn't ever cheat, all the clues are there as to why things happened. I liked the awkwardness between the lead actors, my partner thought they were a bit wooden but I thought they got it just right. That pre-breakup she's over him but he's not over her felt real. The FX are mostly very good. Every now and then something jars but on the whole I was able to keep suspending my belief. What really sets Event 16 apart from the normal no budget stuff it the flawless camera-work. It rocks. It rolls. It glides. It chases… it looks like it was shot by the entire King Kong first unit with cranes, jibs, dollies and steadicam. How did they do it with no money? I had to go back and watch again and if anything I'm even more blown away by the camera-work. Event 16 sets a new high for no budget films and I can't wait for the DVD with some EPK extras to tell us how they did some of the stuff they did.

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26 July 2006 (Australia) See more »

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Wellington, New Zealand

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