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Squeegee Bandit

A hustler survives washing car windows on the mean streets of Auckland, New Zealand.

Videos

Squeegee Bandit trailer

Overview

Genre
Minorities, Biography, Foreign Worlds, Contemporary Issues, and Human Rights
Synopsis

Starfish is a Mäori man who survives by washing car windows at intersections on the mean streets of South Auckland, New Zealand. He’s a born hustler with an extreme personality—magnetic charisma, infectious humour, and a vicious temper. SQUEEGEE BANDIT follows Starfish’s struggles through nine months, three cars, two women, thirty residences, three weeks of homelessness, a hundred run-ins with the cops, one court date, a kilo of marijuana, a closet full of skeletons, finding God and the Zen of window washing.

Stage
finished
Running time
75 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Sandor Lau Creations, Kiwa Film
Country
New Zealand
Years of Production
2005-2006
Locations
Auckland, New Zealand
Prod. Partners
Rhonda Kite, Kiwa Film

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Festivals
Auckland Intl Film Festival, Australian Intl Film Festival, ImagineNATIVE, FIFO Tahiti, Big Sky, Arizona Intl Film Fest, Visions du Reel Switzerland, Bendfilm, DOK Leipzig, Dreamspeakers, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Fest, Urban TV Fest Spain, Anuu Ru Aboro
Awards
nominee Best Digital Feature NZ Screen Awards, Nominee SPADA NZ New Filmmaker of the Year, Winner Best Techical Contribution to a Digital Feature NZ Screen Awards, nominee Best Editing Quantas NZ TV awards, Best Documentary Nepal Intl. Indigenous Film Fes
Distribution
Arkles Entertainment, theatrical release, New Zealand
Broadcast (Acq.)
Maori TV, the Venture Channel
Language
English (occasional Maori)
Subtitles
English, French

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