Footrot Flats: The Dog's (Tail) Tale
Director Murray Ball
Producer John Barnett, Pat Cox
Editor Michael Horton
Screenplay Murray Ball, Tom Scott
With John Clarke, Peter Rowley, Rāwiri Paratene, Fiona Samuel, Billy T James.
Contributors Animation Director: Robbert Smit, Backgrounds: Richard Zaloudek
Footrot Flats is the archetypal farming community that everyone knows exists somewhere. In Murray Ball's iconic cartoon strips and then in this animated feature film, the day-to-day events of Footrot Flats are chronicled by an extremely intelligent dog with a great sense of his own worth. He is simply known as "Dog".
This Matariki screening acknowledges the recent passing of creator Murray Ball as well as John Clarke and Billy T. James - both of these well known and uniquely talented actors/comedians voiced characters in this film.