The Silk - A short film by Nathalie Boltt and Clare Burgess

The silk, Mrs Blackie's cherished wedding present, has lain, untouched, in the cupboard for 50 years. Now that her lifetime with Mr Blackie is drawing to a close, she decides to finally take her scissors to it. As it is transformed into his laying-out pyjamas, their memories of their life together become interwoven with the fabric. When their bond is broken, the silk reveals its final surprise.

The Trailer


  • Produced & Directed by
  • Edited by
  • Screenplay by
  • Cinematography by
  • Nathalie Boltt and Clare Burgess
  • Philip Boltt
  • Nathalie Boltt
  • Simon Riera


  • Mrs Blackie
  • Mr Blackie
  • Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Young Mrs Blackie
  • Kate Harcourt
  • Don Langridge
  • Nathalie Boltt
  • Nick Blake
  • Sarah Howden


  • First Assistant Director
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant
  • Runner
  • Camera Assistant
  • Gaffers
  • Lighting Assts
  • Grips
  • Sound Recordist
  • Boom Operator
  • Art Department
  • Production Design
  • Costume Design
  • Embroidery and Printing
  • Seamstress
  • Hair/Make-up
  • Script Supervisor/Data management
  • Graphic Artist
  • Catering
  • Onset Photographer
  • Print Artwork
  • Bruno de Bois
  • Sophie Gregory
  • Felicity Hamill
  • Lauren Granshaw
  • Aline Tran and Graham Smout
  • Chris Chandler and Chris Murphy
  • Lee Scott, Nic Marrison, Dan Lemmon
  • Huw Griffiths, Conrad Hawkins, Will Matthews and Jan Kleinheins
  • Benoit Hardonniere
  • Dylan Jauslin
  • Mel James
  • Mel James, Gabby O'Conner, Su Proebster, Katrin Sonnleitner
  • Sarah Howden
  • Logoworx Limited and Brand-em
  • Luella Plimmer
  • Lucy Gargiulo
  • Pete Wellington
  • Virginie Shoolin
  • Rachel and Stu Barr, Marion Picken, Phil Boltt
  • Sigtor Kildal
  • Anne Ritter


  • Audio Post-Production
  • Pre Vis
  • Compositor & Animation
  • Picture Grade Supervisor
  • Colourist
  • Colour Technician
  • Picture Post Production
  • Original Music by
  • Underground Sound
  • Dennis Yoo
  • Erik Winquist
  • Tracey Brown
  • Clare Burlinson
  • Tim Willis
  • Park Road Post
  • Paulo Buonvino published by Radiofandango
  • Leonhard Praeg


  • Camera Equipment
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Grip Equipment
  • CameraWorks
  • Portsmouth Rd
  • Love your Grip

Special Thanks To

Rita Angus Home, Martin Baynton, Lisa Chatfield at NZFC, Gail Cowan, Joy Cowley,Aeon Dressmaking, Warren Fahey, Kristina Flach, Giovanni Guardi at Radiofandango, Catherine Gollan, Jonathan Houldsworth at T2, Leonne Kessler, Martin Kwok, Randy Link, Nikki Lock at Film Wellington, Loren Martin, Dan Marwick, Sasha Ortega, Park Road Post, David Paul, Miramar Pharmacy, Lucas Putnam, Lewis Rowland, Spotty, Supreme Coffee, Ange Waller and Michael Wrenn, Dennis Yoo.

Filmed at Truby King House, Wellington