Burn Time is the sixth and final short film in the web series Ao-terror-oa, an anthology of NZ-themed horror movies, jointly funded by Youtube and New Zealand On Air’s Skip Ahead programme.
Set in 1985, Burn Time harks back to the early days of Sid the Seagull and the Slip, Slop, Slap PSA campaign. The short stars Brittany Clark (Shortland Street, Aussie show Doctor, Doctor and Viva La dirt League’s web series Epic NPC Man) and depicts a nightmarish vision of the worst sunburn imaginable, courtesy of the SFX makeup team at BodyFX.
While Burn Time is made for entertainment, the creators don’t want to make light of the real dangers.
“In horror films, if you ignore the danger signs and scoff at warnings you will very possibly be
the first to die,” said the team. “It’s a sad but vitally important lesson that the exact same thing is true when it comes to sun protection.”
Burn Time is final part of 6 weeks of horror, which began just ahead of Halloween.