Before They Were Stars: Sam Neill in a Water Conversation Documentary

Here’s quite ┬ápiece of obscurity featuring the screen debut of a young Sam Neill. Produced in his native New Zealand in 1972, The Water Cycle was a 25-minute documentary funded by the National Water and Soil Conservation Authority, which explored how the country’s water cycle was impacted by people’s actions. At the 16:30 mark, Neill pops up as a guy who apparently has a flagrant disregard for where New Zealand’s water comes from and goes. Hmmmm, I wonder if the close-up of the glass of water in this scene foreshadows a certain scene with┬áSam Neill in a certain movie about dinosaurs…

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