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New Zealand Film

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

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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…
Girl on the Bridge, TheGirl on the Bridge, The (2020)
Dir. Leanne Pooley
A brave and heart-wrenching documentary breaking the silence around New Zealand's mental health crisis, from the perspective of suicide survivor and mental health campaigner Jazz Thornton as she works to complete her award winning 2019 web series Jessica‚Äôs Tree. Leanne Pooley, director of…
Births, Deaths & MarriagesBirths, Deaths & Marriages (2019)
Dir. Beatrice Joblin
Feat. Geraldine Brophy, Tess Jamieson-Karaha, Sophie Hambleton
A cancelled wedding in Upper Hutt in 1994 sets the scene for this chaotic yet surprisingly deft domestic farce made on a credit-card budget. The "home video" aesthetic is at first off-putting, but it ultimately settles down and its gets most of the details right, with characters that have something to say…
Six60: Till The Lights Go OutSix60: Till The Lights Go Out (2020)
Dir. Julia Parnell
Documentary tracking the extraordinary local success of Kiwi band Six60, who started off as students living in 660 Castle Street in Dunedin, and went on to be the first NZ band to headline (and sell out) Western Springs Stadium. Their rags-to-riches story is told chronologically across 14 years of fierce…
Baby DoneBaby Done (2020)
Dir. Curtis Vowell
Feat. Rose Matafeo, Matthew Lewis, Emily Barclay
Appealing Kiwi comedy with award-winning stand-up comedian Rose Matafeo playing a reluctant soon-to-be parent in a state of increasing denial about her impending loss of freedom, as her long-term Brit boyfriend embraces the prospect of fatherhood. A larger scale project than director Curtis Vowell's…
SavageSavage (2020)
Dir. Sam Kelly
Feat. Jake Ryan, John Tui, Chelsie Preston-Crayford
Powerful drama inspired by the history of NZ's gangs, following a young boy in three different stages of life from the 1960's to the 1980's, as he grows to question his sense of belonging to both his real and gang families.
Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyCapital in the Twenty-First Century (2019)
Dir. Justin Pemberton
NZ filmmaker Justin Pemberton astutely adapts the bestselling book of the same name by French economist Thomas Piketty, which tells the story of 400 years of economic history and presents a devastatingly coherent picture of how we reached today's mess of extreme wealth and poverty. "Breaks the popular…

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