7 Nov 2021

Jane Campion's location manager Sally Sherratt

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 7 November 2021

It's no surprise that the opening movie to launch the New Zealand International Film Festival this year should be the highly-anticipated The Power of the Dog.  Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst, it won director Dame Jane Campion the coveted Best Director award at this year's Venice Festival.

But films like The Power of the Dog don't happen by accident.  It was shot mostly around Otago, employing hundreds of locals as crew, extras, caterers and the rest.   And everyone agreed that the person who did most of the heavy lifting in making the film happen was location manager Sally Sherratt. 

Yadana Saw speaks to Sally from lockdown in Auckland.