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Love Mussel

Written by Stephen Sinclair; directed by Michael Hurst
Produced by Frame Up Films

Televised in New Zealand on 19 July 2001 on TV3

In this mocumentary, Kevin Smith plays himself covering the story of a New Zealand town after the discovery that a local shellfish, the geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck") has the properties of Viagra.  As the locals begin to realize that there is serious money to be made, everybody tries to get a piece of the action. Meanwhile, having tried the geoduck, Kevin finds himself strangely attracted to New Zealand Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, and things go strangely wrong as he follows the story to its unfortunate conclusion.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
  George Henare Des Tahuhu
Geoff Snell Bob   Patrick Wilson Peter
Vicky Haughton Noelene   Stephen Papps Aaron
Peter Rowley Mayor   David Geary Police Sergeant
Kat Brown Suze   Kate Ward-Smythe Cop 1
Peter Feeney Rob Umber   Toi Iti Cop 2
Ross Duncan MAF Official   Jennifer Ward-Lealand Doctor
Rawiri Paratene Matt Kutu   Pinky Agnew Jenny Shipley
Jacqueline van Beek Fiona Mathieson   Vanessa Rare Matt Kutu's P.A.
Robert Pollock Roger Davies   Jason Brott Big Maori Worker
Fiona Samuel Dr. Blenkin   Michael Hurst Stephen Jessop
Greg Johnson Donald Strack   John Campbell John Campbell
Writer Stephen Sinclair   Costume Designer Lesile Burkes-Harding
Director Michael Hurst   Music Jason Smith
Director of Photography Dale McCready   Sound Anthony Nevision
Editor Nicola Smith   Executive Producer Fiona Copeland
Production Designer Robert Key      

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