Stewart Main and Peter Wells were both born in Auckland, New Zealand, respectively in 1958 and 1953. For more than ten years director Main and writer-director Wells cooperated on short fiction films and documentaries, gaining a reputation as innovative stylistically-daring and politically committed film-makers. The theme that runs through all their work is the investigation of aspects of identity, be they sexual, geographical or historical.
Peter Wells: Jewel's Dark (1987), Postcard from New Zealand (1990, short);Stewart Main: Race Against Time (1983, short), My First Suit (1984, short);Main & Wells: A Death in the Family (1988), The Mighty Civic (1990), A Taste of Kiwi (1992, short), Desperate Remedies (1993).
Stewart Main op IFFR