Vincent Ward's 50-minute psychological thriller, A state of siege, was made while he was an art student, and released in 1978. It was based on Janet Frame's 1966 novel of the same name, and is regarded as a classic of the 'horror or unease' genre of New Zealand feature films.
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Reference: A state of siege. Producer, Tim White; director, Vincent Ward. Christchurch: University of Canterbury, 1978.
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