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New Zealand Film

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

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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,…
My Year With HelenMy Year With Helen (2017)
Dir. Gaylene Preston
With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General. Her cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for…
Brokenwood Mysteries, The (TV Series)Brokenwood Mysteries, The (TV Series) (2014-2017)
Feat. Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland
A local stab at the ever popular murder mystery genre with this Kiwiana policier featuring two mismatched detectives investigating a series of homicides in small town New Zealand. More MIDSOMER than BROACHCHURCH, though not without its own dark humour and unsettling rural charm. Each series contains four…
SpookersSpookers (2017)
Dir. Florian Habicht
A delightfully surprising documentary feature about an Auckland "scream park" called Spookers that provides brave hordes of paying customers with the fearsome thrills of freaks, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns, played by a close-knit community of ordinary Kiwis. The material is a perfect match for…

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