Heaven help us!

Australia, 1967

Film
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There’s only one thing wrong with telephones: people use them. This film sets out to explain the simple rules of telephone etiquette with special effects and fantasy sequences. Max Meldrum plays an angel, who for some reason is in charge of heaven’s communications systems! Using a shonky business as an example, he explains the do’s and dont’s of good communication over the phone. Produced for the Australian Post Office.

Credits

producer

Frank Bagnal

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Duration

00:20:15:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34660

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Telephone etiquette

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Telephone

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Telephone etiquette

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Experimental

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Etiquette

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Angels

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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