dave whitehead | Aotearoa New Zealand  | 2016 | 15 MIN | short drama

Sunday 22 October 2017 | 12:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
North American Premiere

Screening as part of From the Fox to the Possum

Possum is a tale of two young brothers who accompany their lumberjack father to a forest campsite. At odds with each other, their relationship meets the ultimate test when they venture into the woods, hunting a notorious possum named Scar.


Writer and director Dave Whitehead (Māori), has spent over 20 years in the film industry as an award-winning sound designer and composer. Possum is his directorial debut and marks a turn in his career towards writing and directing. Dave is developing several of his original feature film scripts and looks forward to bringing those stories to life. He is also giving this year’s Masterclass in which he will discuss his brilliant career in sound working on some of Hollywood’s biggest productions.