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New Zealand Film

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

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Rehearsal, TheRehearsal, The (2016)
Dir. Alison Maclean
Feat. James Rolleston, Kerry Fox, Alice Englert
Finely judged adaptation of Eleanor Catton's debut novel follows a young Auckland drama student desperate to impress his tutor, who mines a scandal engulfing his girlfriend's family for acting material.
TickledTickled (2016)
Dir. David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Utterly engrossing documentary from Kiwi journo David Farrier, who stumbles into the bizarre world of "competitive tickling" that leads him on an investigative trail towards something much more pervasive and sinister. Unique in subject, but following a path established by cautionary internet docos like…
heART of the matter, TheheART of the matter, The (2016)
Dir. Luit Bieringa
A valuable historical documentary tracing the remarkable shifts in educational philosophy in New Zealand during the post WWII years, in which rote-learning was replaced with an arts-oriented, thoroughly bi-cultural education system.
Richie McCaw: Chasing GreatRichie McCaw: Chasing Great (2016)
Dir. Justin Pemberton, Michelle Walshe
Intimate documentary follows Richie’s final 365 days leading the All Blacks as the most capped rugby player of all time attempting to pull-off his most ambitious goal yet – to end his career by becoming the first person to captain back-to-back World Cup wins.
Brokenwood Mysteries, The (TV Series)Brokenwood Mysteries, The (TV Series) (2014)
Feat. Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland
Local producers take a 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. Series One:…
Why Am I?: The Science of UsWhy Am I?: The Science of Us (2016)
An internationally lauded four part series that details the findings of a 40-year study by the Otago School of Medicine that follows every baby born in Dunedin in 1972 for their entire lives. Episode 1: The Early Years Episode 2: Troubled Teens Episode 3: Our Genes and Us Episode 4: Dirt is Good, Dirt…
Crossing Rachmaninoff Crossing Rachmaninoff (2015)
Dir. Rebecca Tansley
Absorbing documentary follows aspiring piano soloist Flavio Villani as he prepares Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 for his first orchestral performance.