Story: Knowledge-based industries

The scarecrow, 1982

The scarecrow, 1982

The scarecrow, made in 1982 by director Sam Pillsbury, was based on a novel of the same name by Hāwera writer Ronald Hugh Morrieson. The movie was part of the wave of New Zealand cinema that followed the setting up of the New Zealand Film Commission in 1978.

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Mark Derby, 'Knowledge-based industries - Creative industries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 5 Dec 2017