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New Zealand Film

Feature Films, docs and shorts grown right here in Godzone...

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KobiKobi (2017)
Dir. Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader
A loving portrait of Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, widely regarded as the grandfather of contemporary NZ jewellery, made by his daughter, filmmaker Andrea Bosshard. Kobi is approaching 80 and maintains committed to his work, designing jewellery pieces of classic simplicity and elegance in his modest…
Grand Designs New Zealand (TV Series)Grand Designs New Zealand (TV Series) (2015-2017)
New Zealand iteration of the immensely popular British design show has Wellington architect Chris Moller taking us behind the scenes of some ambitious Kiwi builds.
No Ordinary SheilaNo Ordinary Sheila (2017)
Dir. Hugh MacDonald
The immensely inspiring life-story of one Sheila Natusch, nonagenarian natural historian, mountain climber, intrepid cyclist and publisher of dozens of groundbreaking books, including her magnum opus ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND. A loving portrait by her cousin, NZ film maker Hugh MacDonald (THIS IS NEW ZEALAND),…
Free Man, TheFree Man, The (2016)
Dir. Toa Fraser
Kiwi filmmaker Toa Fraser examines the life of world-champion freestyle skier Jossi Wells, who travels and trains with a troupe of extreme-sport eccentrics called The Flying Frenchies. Spectacular stunts are featured including base-jumping (from moving vehicles), human catapulting and perilous tight-rope…
WaruWaru (2017)
Dir. Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner
Feat. Miriama McDowell, Tanea Heke, Kararaina Rangihau
An outstanding and confronting film exploring the subject of domestic child abuse in New Zealand. Eight female Maori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of…
6 Days6 Days (2017)
Dir. Toa Fraser
Feat. Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish
Kiwi filmmaker Toa Fraser helms this hostage thriller that faithfully recreates the siege of the Iranian Embassy in London, 1980.
Changeover, TheChangeover, The (2017)
Dir. Stuart McKenzie, Miranda Harcourt
Feat. Erana James, Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey
Maragret Mahy's beloved fantasy romance novel is translated into a post-earthquake Christchurch setting, and marks an impressive debut from actress Erana James as the misunderstood teen with supernatural powers. With the influence of teen fantasy heavyweights such as the TWILIGHT franchise ever apparent,…