Short Poppies is, at its core a comedy that pays homage to the traditions of New Zealand television as much as to the New Zealand people. Filmed in the style of a current affairs spoof Short Poppies is a series of day-in-the-life exclusive interview sessions with seven unique kiwi characters. Each week respected journalist David Farrier spends a day with an ordinary person of New Zealand. The sort of person that wouldnt normally get their time in the lime light. Its about giving the everyman and woman their chance to be in the spotlight. Think Country Calendar, and the heart-warmingly earnest colour pieces of journalism that featured in the early days of television. But with the Darby twist. Rhys Darby has created seven extraordinarily ordinary New Zealand characters that sit perilously close to real life. They expose all the foibles and the endearing flaws of people just like us in towns just like ours all over the country. Remember what John Clarke did with the Fred Dagg interviews in the mid 1970s? Now we get the chance to see Rhys lovingly play homage to one of his comic heroes and this comedic genre.
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David Farrier, Georgia Hatzis, Jonno Roberts, Josh Thomson, Rhys Darby
Mild Coarse Language, Sexual References
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Dolby Digital 2.0
Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) gets under the skin of 7 unique New Zealanders in this new comedy series.