Synopsis

A group of strangers, snatched from their homes, wake to find that they spontaneously break into song and dance whenever they feel a heightened emotion. Seemingly trapped in a musical that is becoming more dangerous by the minute, the group must work together to find a way out.

Men Shouldn’t Sing is New Zealand’s first independent feature length sci-fi/musical film. Made possible by more than ten thousand hours of volunteered time, it promises to not only redefine what can be achieved on a low budget, but also to invent a unique genre, making it another first for New Zealand’s innovative film community.

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Credits

Gina
Jennine Bailey
Carol
Lynn Booth
Dr. Lloyd-Menkin
Scott Koorey
Felicity
Lucy MacVicar
Brian
Gary Miller
Doug
James Nation-Ingle
Hans
West Relugas
Pete
Sam Taylor
Steph
Michal Williams
Zombies
Hannah Barnes
Fiona Bennetts
Katie Bijl
Chloe Chun
Sophie Dowson
Angela Hegarty
Jos Hoetjes
Hannah King
Riki Lindsey
Pete’s Dad
Andie Spargo
Pete’s Sister
Katie Bijl
TV announcer
Rob Holding
District Commander Scott Kelso
Scott Kelso
Written by
Jeff Clark
Music by
Michael Bell
Directed by
Sarah A. Higginson and Michael Bell
Director of Photography
Rex Gibson
Assistant Director of Photography
Peter Cannon
Edited by
Reuben Bijl
Produced by
Michael Bell
Post-production manager
Katie Bijl
Set production manager
Bronwyn Bijl
Production assistants
Tim Bell
Fiona Bennetts
Katie Bijl
Technical assistants
Michal Connole
Jake Hurrell
Second technical assistant
Corran Lindsay
SteadiCam
Martin Stacey
Technical engineer
Tim Bell
Make-up and hair stylist
Denise Flynn
Make-up and hair stylist assistant
Kim Rasmussen
Additional make-up
Saara Koster
German translation
Oakley Buchmann
Choreographers
Katie Bijl
Chloe Chun
Sophie Dowson
Angela Hegarty
Emily Nicholas
Stunt/dance double
Chloe Chun

Production Orchestra

Music producer
Tom Rainey
Conducted by
Michael Bell
Violin I
Ben Morrison
Matthew Oswin
Kate Oswin
Lyndon Rogers
Violin II
Annemiek Van Wely
Anita Smith
Jaime Duggan
Laura Green
Cherry McCallum
Viola
Lindsay McLay
Kylie Nesbit
Maria Casey
Cello
Karen French
Alice Yang
David Stevenson
Alison Gordan
Double Bass
Tagan Grace
Lachlan Radford
Delwyn MacKenzie
Flute
Tjasa Dykes
Tamara Smith
Cheryllyn Callender
Oboe
Peter Dykes
Jena Grace
Clarinet
Anna McGregor
Rowan Meade
Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax
Cassie Kenworthy
Alto Sax 1, Soprano Sax
Gwyn Reynolds
Alto Sax 2
Judith Bell
Tenor Sax 1
Reuben Derrick
Tenor Sax 2
Jeremy Harris
Bassoon
Helen Renaud
Pieta Hextall
French Horn
Megan Potter
Prang Rojanachotikul
Trumpet 1
Cameron Pearce
Trumpet 2
Iain McLachlan
Trumpet 3
Haley O’Neill
Trumpet 4
Greg Knowles
Trombone
Scott Taitoko
Jackson Hardaker
Aaron Chandler
Percussion
Brett Painter
Roanna Cooper
Timpani
Tom Williams
Drum kit
Joseph McCallum
Electric bass
Mike Fudakowski
Piano
Tom Rainey
Piano/Organ
Hamish Oliver
Acoustic engineer
Steve Compton
Engineered by
Reuben Bijl
Engineering assistant
Tim Bell
Sequencing
Hamish Oliver
Thanks to
Richard Marrett
Lisa Abbott
Spectrum Lighting and Sound
University of Canterbury
Linwood College - Duncan Ferguson
Markus Hoetjes
Peter Rattray

Post-Production String Orchestra

Conducted by
Judith Bell
Piano
Reuben Bijl
Violin 1
Sarah Kiernan
Tomoko Suganuma
Salina Fisher
Natalie Jones
Violin 2
Lyndon Rogers
Jung Wook Lee
Viola
Lindsay McLay
Martin Qi
Cello
Karen French
Francis Edgerton-Till
Double Bass
Michael Bell
Engineered by
Tim Bell
Engineering assistant
Yogan Raja
Orchestras recorded at
Chisnallwood Intermediate School
Music mix
Michael Bell
Mixed at
Orange Studio
Additional vocals sung by
Naomi Ferguson
Music copyist
Judith Bell
Boom operator
Fiona Bennetts
Assistant boom operator
Peter Cannon
Jake Hurrell
Set design
John Painter
Reuben Bijl
Set concept
Tim Powell
Deb Erueti
Graphic design
Tim Powell
Additional graphic design
Reuben Bijl
Dino Chai
Toby Vincent
Font design
Chris Miller
Artist
Saara Koster
Wardrobe
Emily Nicholas
Wardrobe assistant
Katie Bijl
Foley supervisor
Tim Bell
Assistant Foley supervisor
Tim Powell
Foley team
Andrew Bell
Katie Bijl
James Crowther
Cedar Erueti
Angela Hegarty
Jos Hoetjes
Victoria Shanks
Electronic sound effects
created using Csound
ADR
Michal Williams
Sound mix
Michael Bell
Colour grading
Reuben Bijl
Colour assistants
Hugo Vincent
Natalie Glubb
Continuity
Andrew Bell
Michal Connole
Head carpenter
Mike Ward
Carpenters
Robert Gemmell
Andrew Hoggan
Roger Koster
Phill Richmond
Paint advisor
Michael Bouwmeester
Painters
Edward Bijl
Reuben Bijl
Robert Bijl
Catering
Nuella Bell
Bronwyn Bijl
Katie Bijl
Michal Connole
Assistant caterers
Moira Koster
Roger Koster
Accountant
Robert Bijl
Publicity
Toby Vincent
Additional Publicity
Caroline MacVicar
Photographer
Hugo Vincent
Web Designer
Matt Powell
Documentary directed by
Michal Williams
Documentary footage
Peter Cannon
Don McKay
Location supplied by
Murray Wood
Additional locations supplied by
Bishop Julius Hall
Christ’s College Canterbury
Tap foley location
Impact School of Dance and Stage
Audition space
Court Theatre
Driver to Miss Lucy
Matt Powell
Additional funding provided by
Creative Communities
Palm Tree Productions
Thanks to the following for providing
equipment, facilities and supplies
Chisnallwood Intermediate School
University of Canterbury
Ferrymead Kitchens
Spectrum Lighting and Sound
Latimer Acoustics / Mike Latimer
MagnumMac
Bluewater Systems
All Suburbs Glass
0800 Hungry / Kerry Bensemann
Stewart Steel / Eddie Cuts
Coolrite
VidPro
Resene Paint / Emma Dempsey and Geoff Edwards
Hubbers Furnishings
Al Kincaid/Geronimo Recording Studios
South City Christian Centre
Ilam Pharmacy
Robert Bijl Chartered Accountants Ltd
Mike Crowther
Mandy MacGibbon
Don McKay
Helen Powell
Toby Vincent
Thanks also to
Mike Ball
Nicci, Eden and Claudia Cannon
Patrick Gillies
Graeme Harris
The Hogsters
Ralph Howell
The Kosters
Owen Mitchington
Doug Powell
Emma Powell
Christchurch Music Centre
Belladonna Film Trust / Aden Shillito
Production babies
Chloe Carter
Baby Fud
We would like to acknowledge
Haley O’Neill
Special thanks to
Murray Wood

The events, characters and musical numbers portrayed in this film are fictitious,
and any similarity to persons, living, dead or zombified is purely coinicidental.
Please don't sue us.

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