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Only Humane (2016)

Written and Directed by Adam Harvey

After causing a series of accidents, a vet is forced to accept what he’s really good at.

Fed up with continually putting animals to sleep, a rural vet accidentally runs over a dog, starting a chain of events that challenge his skills and giving him a chance to prove he’s not just an angel of death.

"Only Humane combines gallows humour, hubris and pathos in a very kiwi setting. As a former surgeon I’m interested in ethics and empathy, and fascinated by the way that altruistic actions can be misconstrued and seem sinister when seen from another perspective. But mainly it’s the story of a guy who wants to do good but can't get a break, as the universe seems to heap crap upon him. We all know where good intentions lead."


Winner Best Drama and Audience Award at High Desert International Film Festival

Storyboard Gallery

Only Humane Credits


Vet – Sasha Rinaldi

Boy– Thomas Srhoj

Driver– Anthony Banks

Father– Phill Palmer

Daughter– Mikaela Millwood

Lady Gaga- Molly

Diesel- Catch


Written and Directed by Adam Harvey

Produced by Chris Hanlon

1st Assistant Director- Paige Larianova

Cinematographer- Joe Hitchcock

1st Camera Assistant- Ben Corcoran

2nd Camera Assistant- Toni Garson

Production Design- Roy Davis

Production Assistant- Lydia Andrews

Aerial Photography- Dean McCleod, Jason Tregurtha

Sound Recordist- Chanelle Keoghan

Boom Operator- Anaru Williams

Make Up- Alex Fitzgerald-Webb

Dog Trainers-  Kylie Munro-Cross, Melissa Stevens

Stunt Co-ordinator- Fiona Jackson

Stunt Performer- Anthony Banks

Armourer- Paige Larianova

Props Master- Sam Elton-Walters

Stills Photography- Dan Inglis

Health and Safety- Gar McGregor

Runner- Calum Stewart

Catering- Leigh Harvey

Visual Effects- Ben Corcoran

Colourist- Adam Harvey

Graphic Design- David Hamilton

Composer- Samantha Webb

Sound Design- Chanelle Keoghan

Editor- Dan Inglis

Special thanks to

Kaipaki School

Hamilton Zoo

Cambridge Dog Club

Vet Ent Te Awamutu

Tristam St Vets

Wintec Media Arts

Dori Media

Waipa Towing

TSC Group

Enterprise Motors Te Rapa

Shuchi Kothari, Krispin Kannan, Michael Brighouse, Dennis Ralph, Prue Williams, Sharyn and Murray Stewart, The McDonald Family, Colin Speake

Images courtesy of Dan Inglis