The Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar (1989)


The zenith of Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair's legendary Front Lawn collaborations, this iconic Kiwi short follows two men and one woman on a rainy night at a deserted bar. Pivoting on amnesia and woven together by music, two timeframes are seamlessly combined and a darkly humorous plot unfolds. The film had a wide international release (Ireland to Norway, Germany to the USA) and was a finalist in the inaugural American Film Festival.

The Lounge Bar Trailer

  • Harry Sinclair

    as Mr. Sinclair
  • Harry Sinclair

    as Mr. Hadleigh
  • Don McGlashan

    as Mike
  • Lucy Sheehan

    as Ngaire
Crew Peter Jackson Special Effects
Editing John Gilbert Editor
Crew Leon Narbey Cinematography
Directing Don McGlashan Director
Writing Don McGlashan Writer
Sound Don McGlashan Music
Directing Harry Sinclair Director
Writing Harry Sinclair Writer
Sound Harry Sinclair Music
Production Grant Campbell Producer