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Subgenre Sampler

BrokenBroken (2018)
Dir. Tarry Mortlock
Feat. Josh Calles, Ruby Grubb, Wayne Hapi
Logan, an ex–gang leader, is torn between revenge and reconciliation when his daughter Tori is murdered by an opposing gang. Set in an isolated…
One Thousand RopesOne Thousand Ropes (O Le Tulafale) (2017)
Dir. Tusi Tamasese
Feat. Frankie Adams, Uelese Pataia, Beulah Koale
A Samoan father and traditional healer reconnects with his estranged daughter in this quietly powerful drama shot in Wellington, by the director of…
WaruWaru (2017) Aro Favourite
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…
Catch, TheCatch, The (2016)
Dir. Simon Mark-Brown
Feat. Tainui Tukiwaho, David Capstick , Nicol Munro
Based on a true story, this good–hearted eco–comedy celebrates fishing culture as fraud unfolds during an angling contest amidst the…
ChronesthesiaChronesthesia (2016) Recommended
Dir. Hayden J. Weal
Feat. Hayden J. Weal, Michelle Ny, Cohen Holloway
Indie rom–com with a curious time–shifting twist in which a socially isolated young man's burgeoning romance with a science student is…
Great Maiden's Blush, TheGreat Maiden's Blush, The (2016)
Dir. Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader
Feat. Miriama McDowell, Renee Lyons
A precarious friendship develops between two first–time single mothers – one a taxi–driver and girl racer, the other a pianist and…
Hunt for the WilderpeopleHunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Aro Favourite
Dir. Taika Waititi
Feat. Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
A feel–good comic misadventure in which a rebellious city kid and his reluctant foster uncle become subjects of a manhunt after they "go bush"…
MahanaMahana (2016) Recommended
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Nancy Brunning, Akuhata Keefe
Lee Tamahori and Temuera Morrison re–team for this evocative adaptation of Witi Ihimaera's saga of warring families in 1960's New…
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…
800 Words (TV Series)800 Words (TV Series) (2015) Recommended
Feat. Erik Thomson, Michelle Langstone, Jonathan Brugh
From the writers of OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE come this gentle dramedy that follows the travails of a widowed Sydney columnist as he up sticks for life in…

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