Spookers 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
South Australian Premiere
The family that slays together…
Who wants to earn a living as an insane clown or a zombie bride? Actors at the phenomenally successful Spookers horror theme park in Auckland, that’s who! In this documentary by Florian Habicht (Pulp, 2014) we meet the people behind the make-up and discover what’s drawn them to such an unusual line of work. Made with a big heart and dotted with lovely fantasy sequences, Spookers is a hugely entertaining, strikingly candid and frequently moving slice of showbiz life.
Director Florian Habicht | Screenwriter Florian Habicht, Peter O'Donoghue, Veronica Gleeson | Producer Nick Batzias, Lani-Rain Feltham, Suzanne Walker, Virginia Whitwell | Composer Marc Chesterman | Editor Peter O'Donoghue
Florian Habicht was born in Berlin, and immigrated with his family to New Zealand in the early eighties. He studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts Auckland and Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam. He is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and innovative filmmakers. Florian has two dramatic features currently in development after making a string of documentaries since his debut feature Woodenhead. He just completed the documentary feature Spookers with the Madman Production Company and Junkyard Universe Films. Spookers is about a NZ scare park set in an ex-psychiatric hospital and will premiere at Hot Docs in April 2017.