Director: Nic Gorman (feature debut)
Cast: Sophie Henderson (Fantail), Mark Mitchinson (The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug), Vinnie Bennett (Ghost In The Shell), Sara Wiseman (Matariki)
Filmed on location in the Catlins, HUMAN TRACES tells the story of a husband and wife scientist team (Mark Mitchinson and Sophie Henderson) trying to return a remote island, 1000 kilometres from human life, to its natural state. Soon after the arrival of a mysterious young man (Vinnie Bennett), contact with the outside world is cut off.
Told from three perspectives, HUMAN TRACES is a riveting and atmospheric psychological thriller.
"A chamber piece played out in wide-open and brutally inhospitable spaces, HUMAN TRACES evolves into a gripping study in isolation, desperation and paranoia" (Variety)
"Gorman wrings some riveting drama from his unreliable protagonists and their escalating desperation, with a number of shocking revelations driving the story to a thrilling end." (NZ Herald)
Runtime: 86 mins