Mike Heynes

In the Shadow of Wellywood (2019)

40 min 29 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

The viewer is invited to watch an odyssey-like animated movie studio tour and audition led by celebrity action figures found in opportunity shops and bargain stores in Newtown, Wellington.

The project continues Heynes’ ongoing exploration of discarded Hollywood marketing, merchandising and special effects, as well as 'legacy' technology from the age of Standard Definition.

Heynes practice is given further context by it's proximity to Wellywood, the name given to the film industry in Wellington, New Zealand.

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