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New Zealand Film

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

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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,…
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…