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Encyclopedia > Cinema of New Zealand
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New Zealand cinema refers to films made by New Zealand-based production companies in New Zealand. However, it may also refer to films made about New Zealand by filmmakers from other countries. In addition, due to the relatively small size of its film industry, many New Zealand-made films are co-productions with companies based in other nations. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Australasian cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of Australasia. ... Ned Kelly depicted in the first Australian feature-length narrative film The cinema of Australia has a long history and has produced many internationally-recognized films, actors and filmmakers. ... Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of a film or television program. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

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Defining New Zealand Film

In October, 1978 the New Zealand Film Commission was formalised by Parliament under the National Party. The functions of the Commission under Article 17 New Zealand Film Commission Act (1978) were to; The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) or in the Maori language Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga is a New Zealand government commission formed to assist with creating and promoting New Zealand films. ... The New Zealand National Party (National or the Nats) currently forms the second-largest (in terms of seats) political party represented in the New Zealand Parliament, and thus functions as the core of the parliamentary Opposition. ...

  • Encourage and assist in the making, promotion, distribution and exhibition of films
  • Encourage and promote cohesion with NZ film industry
  • Encourage and promote maintenance of films in archives

With this Act the New Zealand Film industry became more stablised. Article 18 “Content of Films” New Zealand Film Commission Act (1978) would serve to define which aspects a film had to have in order for it to be labeled as a New Zealand Film. To qualify as a New Zealand film all the aspects listed below must be of New Zealand in origin;

  • The subject of the film
  • The locations at which the film was made
  • The nationalities or places of residence of: The authors, scriptwriters ,composers producers, directors, actors, technicians, editors, etc.
  • The sources from which the money is derived
  • The ownership and whereabouts of the equipment and technical facilities

These defining aspects have in recent years caused debate on whether films like The Frighteners and the Lord of the Rings qualify as New Zealand Films. The impact of the New Zealand Film Commission on the industry was in getting films made, properly defining NZ Film, professionalising filmmaking and establishing a Screen Industry in New Zealand. For the Matt Helm spy novel by Donald Hamilton, see The Frighteners (novel). ... This article is about the Peter Jackson films based on the book by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) or in the Maori language Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga is a New Zealand government commission formed to assist with creating and promoting New Zealand films. ...


Most New Zealand films are made by small independent filmmakers, often on a low budget and sometimes with sponsorship from public funds. Relatively few New Zealand-made films have been specifically commissioned for the international market by international film distributors. An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... A Film distributor is an independent company, a subsidiary company or occasionally an individual, which acts as the final agent between a film production company or some intermediary agent, and a film exhibitor, to the end of securing placement of the producers film on the exhibitors screen. ...


Recently, international film companies have become aware of the skills of New Zealand filmmakers, and have begun to use the New Zealand film industry as a source for the making of feature films.


History

Early film

The first public screening of a motion picture was on October 13, 1896 at the Opera House, Auckland and was part of a show presented by Charles Godfrey’s Vaudeville Company. October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...


The first screening of a colour film (colour process, not just a colourised black and white film) was on Christmas Eve in 1911. It was a simutaneous showing at the Globe Picture Theatre, Queen Street and the Kings Theatre, Upper Pitt Street (now Mercury Lane).


The first filmmaker in New Zealand was Alfred Whitehouse, who made ten films between 1898 and mid-1900. The oldest surviving New Zealand film is Whitehouse's The Departure of the Second Contingent for the Boer War (1900). 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...


The first feature film made in New Zealand was Hinemoa. It premiered on August 1, 1914 at the Lyric Theatre, Auckland. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Schematic map of Auckland. ...


The Classical era

New Zealand film was a small-scale industry during the 1920s-1960s. During the 1920s and 1930s, director Rudall Hayward made a number of feature films on New Zealand themes. Rewi's Last Stand was probably his best, but little of this 1925 film survives. The film was remade with sound in the 1930s. Independent filmmaker John O'Shea was active from 1940 to 1970 making New Zealand cinema; his company Pacific Films produced numerous short films as well as the three New Zealand feature films made in that period: Broken Barrier (1952) Runaway (1964) and Don't Let It Get You (1966). The 1920s is a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... John OShea (1920 - July 8, 2001) is a New Zealand independent filmaker . ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Broken Barrier is a New Zealand film. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Dont Let It Get You is the title of a 1966 film directed by John OShea and starring Howard Morrison. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


However, during this period, most New Zealand-made films were documentaries. The National Film Unit was a government-funded producer of short films, documentaries, and publicity material. This is New Zealand, a short film made for the World Expo in 1970 was extremely popular there and subsequently screened in New Zealand cinemas, to much public acclaim. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... This is New Zealand is a documentary film showcasing New Zealand scenery that was produced by the New Zealand National Film Unit for screening at the World Expo in Osaka in 1970. ...


The 1970s revival

During the 1970s, the New Zealand Film Commission was established to fund the production of New Zealand cinema films. A number of film projects were funded and this led to a revitalisation of the New Zealand film industry. The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) or in the Maori language Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga is a New Zealand government commission formed to assist with creating and promoting New Zealand films. ...


The first New Zealand film to be released in the United States was Sleeping Dogs, directed by Roger Donaldson in 1977. A dark political action thriller that portrays the reaction of one man to the formation of a totalitarian government, and subsequent guerrilla war in New Zealand, it proved very popular with New Zealand audiences and introduced Sam Neill as a leading actor. While its local images of large scale civil conflict and government repression were unfamiliar to most viewers, they became a reference point after the 1981 Springbok Tour protests and police response, just a few years later. Sleeping Dogs is a 1977 film and the first feature film by director Roger Donaldson. ... Roger Donaldson (born November 15, 1945) is an Australian-born film producer, director and writer who has made numerous successful movies. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The concept of Totalitarianism is a typology or ideal-type used by some political scientists to encapsulate the characteristics of a number of twentieth century regimes that mobilized entire populations in support of the state or an ideology. ... Look up guerrilla in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand-Australian film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... The 1981 Springbok Tour (still known by many in New Zealand as The Tour) was a controversial tour of New Zealand by the South African Springbok rugby team. ...


In 1981, there were three New Zealand feature films released: Goodbye Pork Pie (dir. Geoff Murphy), Pictures (dir. Michael Black) and Smash Palace (dir. Roger Donaldson). Goodbye Pork Pie became a huge hit, taking in NZ$1.5 million in 1981 (a figure comparable with big Hollywood blockbusters of the time like Star Wars or Jaws). Geoff Murphy accepted movie offers from Hollywood. Goodbye Pork Pie is a 1981 (international release) film directed by Geoff Murphy and written by Ian Mune, with assistance from Geoff Murphy. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ... Smash Palace was a New Zealand feature film, released in 1981. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... Jaws is a 1975 horror–thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchleys best-selling novel of the same name, which was inspired in turn by the Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916. ...


The release of Goodbye Pork Pie is considered to be the coming-of-age of New Zealand cinema as it showed that New Zealanders could make successful films about New Zealand. Before Murphy was lured away by Hollywood, he made two other key New Zealand films, Utu, (1983), about the land wars of the 1860s, and The Quiet Earth (1985) a science fiction film. Both films featured Bruno Lawrence, a local movie star. In 1987 Barry Barclay's film 'Ngati' was released to critical acclaim and some box-office success. 'Ngati' is recognised as the first feature film to be written and directed by a member of a minority indigenous population (in this case Maori) anywhere in the world. Utu is a 1983 New Zealand movie directed by Geoff Murphy. ... // The First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... The Quiet Earth is a 1981 science fiction novel (ISBN 0-340-26507-8) by New Zealand writer Craig Harrison, about Zac Hobson, a scientist who wakes up one morning to find out that apparently he is the last person left on the planet Earth. ... Bruno Lawrence (February 12, 1941–June 10, 1995) was a musician and actor, born David Lawrence in Brighton, England. ...


The Coming of Age of The New Zealand Short Film

During the late 1980's a trend developed that saw the reinvention of the New Zealand short film form. Alison McLean's landmark short Kitchen Sink came to typify the trend. Instead of trying be short features focused on dialogue and character the new shorts tried instead to push the envelope in terms of visual design and cinematic language. The result saw an explosion of visually rich and compelling works that seemed to aspire more to the best of European cinema than the mainstay of Hollywood fare.


Key examples of these are: The Lounge Bar (1989) (Directed by Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair as The Front Lawn), 12 Min, 35 mm, colour; Kitchen Sink (1989) (Alison McLean), 14 minutes, 35 mm, b/w; A Little Death: A Modern Day Fairytale (1994) (Simon Perkins and Paul Swadel), 11 minutes, 16 mm, colour & b/w; Stroke (1994) (Christine Jeffs) 8 Min, 35 mm, colour; La Vie En Rose (1994) (Anna Reeves), 7 Min, colour; A Game With No Rules (1994) (Scott Reynolds), 16.30 Min, colour; Eau de la vie (1993) (Simon Baré), 13 Min, colour. Don McGlashan is a New Zealand musician and songwriter who has been a member of bands such as Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, and The Mutton Birds. ... Harry Sinclair portrays Isildur in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Harry Sinclair (born 1959 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a filmmaker, actor, and musician. ... The Front Lawn was a New Zealand musical/theatrical duo formed by Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair. ...


International success

The early 1990s saw New Zealand film gain international recognition, most obviously with Jane Campion's The Piano (1993), which won four Academy Awards. Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994) and Lee Tamahori's Once Were Warriors also gained international critical acclaim. The first two examples show how New Zealand film had an increasing tendency to be partially or completely overseas-funded, and to star non-New Zealand actors (Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel in The Piano and Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures). This did not stop the migration of New Zealand talent to the United States: Campion, Tamahori, Once Were Warriors actors Temuera Morrison and Cliff Curtis, and Canadian-born Piano star Anna Paquin are now all primarily based in America. Jane Campion (born April 30, 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an Academy Award Winning film maker. ... The Piano is a 1993 film about a mute female pianist and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier New Zealand backwater. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 film directed by Peter Jackson, based on the true story of the infamous Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Lee Tamahori, born 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand, is best known as a film director although he got his start as a commercial artist and photographer in the late 1970s. ... Once Were Warriors, published in 1990, was New Zealand author Alan Duffs bestselling first novel. ... Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958 in Conyers, Georgia) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Harvey Johannes Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor based in New York City. ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is an English actress. ... Temuera Morrison Temuera Morrison (born December 26 1960) is an actor (of Māori Descent) from Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand, known for his lead role as Jake the Muss in Once Were Warriors (1994) and as Dr Ropata in the first season of TV soap opera Shortland Street. ... Cliff Curtis (born 27 July 1968, Rotorua, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actor. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


A notable exception to the migration tendency is Peter Jackson, who has continued to make his films in New Zealand. Jackson's career began with low-budget horror movies, such as Bad Taste (1987). He gradually became noticed by Hollywood, and directed the phenomenally successful Lord of the Rings films. Although made with mainly American money (and some from the New Zealand government and Jackson's Wingnut Films) and a mostly international cast, Jackson filmed the movies in New Zealand, using almost an entire Kiwi production crew creating an enormous skill base in the New Zealand film industry. Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... Bad Taste is a low-budget 1987 cult film, one of the first directed by Peter Jackson, in which aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro (population 78) in order to harvest human beings for their intergalactic fast food franchise but are repelled by a four-man paramilitary... This article is about the Peter Jackson films based on the book by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Peter Jackson in Wellington (New Zealand) Peter Jackson CNZM is a film writer, director and producer born in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand to Bill and Joan Jackson on October 31, 1961. ...


This has led to a number of prominent Hollywood films being made in New Zealand, with major international productions not only filming here but also using the various post-production facilities and special effects companies on offer. The resulting films include The Last Samurai, King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. While the funding for these movies is largely American, it has helped New Zealand film studios and filmmakers develop their skills and improve their facilities. The Last Samurai is an action/drama film written by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz based on a story by Logan. ... King Kong is the 2005 remake of the original 1933 King Kong film about a fictional giant ape called Kong. ...


However, some industry figures claim that having large international productions employ New Zealanders has its downside. One New Zealand filmmaker recently highlighted how difficult it was to employ cameramen when working on a low-budget New Zealand film, as cameramen are now used to receiving large wages [1]. Other film makers find that the opposite is true, and that the greater number of local professionals may actually have driven wages down from the relative heights of the 1980's. Another alleged downside is that the big-budget internal productions swallow up any funding New Zealand has available, making it far more difficult for local productions to find money. [citation needed] is focus puller (1st assistant cameraman) clapper loader (2nd assistant cameraman) second unit assistant camera trainee (camera production assistant) gaffer, best boy, and electricians (also called Set Lighting Technicians, Lamp Operators or nicknamed sparks or juicers) key grip, best boy grip, dolly grip, grips production designer and art director costume...


Despite this, local content has also significantly increased with notable films including In My Father's Den and The World's Fastest Indian. Both films have done very well at the New Zealand box-office, most notably The World's Fastest Indian, which beat the record held by Once Were Warriors to become the highest grossing New Zealand film at the domestic box-office, taking in over $6.5 million. In My Fathers Den is a 2004 New Zealand film written and directed by Brad McGann. ... The Worlds Fastest Indian (2005) is a movie based on the true story of Burt Munro from Invercargill, New Zealand, who personally modified his old 1920s Indian motorcycle into a 200+ mph record-breaking machine. ... The Worlds Fastest Indian (2005) is a movie based on the true story of Burt Munro from Invercargill, New Zealand, who personally modified his old 1920s Indian motorcycle into a 200+ mph record-breaking machine. ...


The latter part of this decade saw the expansion of Peter Jacksons filmmaking empire with Jackson optioning the rights to The Lovely Bones, Halo, Dambusters and the fantasy dragon series Temeraire and major productions such as James Cameron's Avatar and Walt Disney's 2007 summer blockbuster The Waterhorse utilising Jackson's Wellington studios and enlisting special effects giant Weta Digital. Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... The Lovely Bones is the film adaptation of the best selling novel of the same name by Alice Sebold. ... Halo is an upcoming film based on the video game series Halo, developed by Bungie Studios. ... Dambusters is a war film to be produced by Peter Jackson and directed by first-time director Christian Rivers. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Avatar or Project 880, as it was first known, is one of four films James Cameron is attached to direct. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... The Waterhorse is a film due in 2007 directed by Jay Russell based on the screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs and the novel by Dick-King Smith. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... Weta Digital is a digital visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand, an offshoot of the Weta Workshop physical effects company. ...


An important and accessible retrospective of New Zealand film, Sam Neill's Cinema of Unease was made in 1995. Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand-Australian film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... Cinema of Unesase is the New Zealand contribution to the British Film Institutes Century of Cinema Series. ...


New Zealand Film Archive

The New Zealand Film Archive was founded and incorporated on March 9, 1981. Film enthusiast, critic and historian Jonathan Dennis (1953 – 2002) was a primary driving force behind the archive and became its first director. The archive was set up to preserve and restore significant New Zealand film and television images. It now holds a collection of much of early New Zealand cinema film and holds public screenings of its collection. The New Zealand Film Archive is a charitable trust dedicated to the collection, preservation and viewing of mainly New Zealand films and videos made between 1895 to the present day. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Much of the early cinema film made in New Zealand has been lost, as it was printed on unstable nitrate film base. In 1992, when film enthusiasts and the New Zealand Film Archive realised how much of New Zealand's film heritage was being lost, they mounted the Last Film Search and found 7,000 significant films, both in New Zealand and around the world. An electrostatic potential map of the nitrate ion. ...


Recently Released New Zealand Movies

For films in prior years, see: List of New Zealand feature films List is presently of major movies only. ...


2003 - 2004

Name Director Starring Other
Fracture Larry Parr Kate Elliot, John Noble
In My Father's Den Brad McGann Emily Barclay, Matthew Macfadyen Released internationally
The Last Samurai Edward Zwick Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe Co-production with the USA
The Locals Greg Page Kate Elliot, Dwayne Cameron
Perfect Strangers Gaylene Preston Sam Neill, Rachel Blake
The Return of the King Peter Jackson Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban Academy Award winner
Spooked Geoff Murphy Ian Mune, Cliff Curtis
Without a Paddle Steven Brill Seth Green, Burt Reynolds Co-production with the USA

Fracture is a 2004 New Zealand film written and directed by Larry Parr and based on the novel by Maurice Gee. ... Actress Kate Elliott was born on May 4 1981, New Zealand. ... John Noble, 2003 in Wellington (New Zealand) John Noble (born August 20, 1948) is an Australian film, television actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays. ... In My Fathers Den is a 2004 New Zealand film written and directed by Brad McGann. ... Brad McGann, a young, internationally acclaimed filmmaker, was born in New Zealand in 1964. ... Emily Barclay (born 24 October 1984 in Plymouth, Devon, UK) is an English-born actress, who grew up in New Zealand and is now based in Sydney, Australia. ... Matthew Macfadyen Matthew Macfadyen (born 1974) is a British theatre and film actor, best known for his role as MI5 agent Tom Quinn in the BBC television drama series Spooks. ... The Last Samurai is an action/drama film written by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz based on a story by Logan. ... Edward Zwick (born October 8, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American film director and film producer. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Ken Watanabe , born October 21, 1959) is an Oscar-nominated Japanese theater, TV, and film actor. ... The Locals is a low budget New Zealand made horror film directed by Greg Page and starring Kate Elliot. ... Actress Kate Elliott was born on May 4 1981, New Zealand. ... Dwayne Cameron (born October 28, 1981) is a New Zealand film and television actor. ... Perfect Strangers (2003) is a motion picture starring Sam Neill and Rachael Blake. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand-Australian film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lost Experience. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ... Karl-Heinz Urban (born June 7, 1972) is a New Zealand actor. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Spooked is a 2004 New Zealand film directed by Geoff Murphy and loosely based on Ian Wisharts novel The film performed poorly at the box office after negative reviews despite its cast of prominent New Zealand actors. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ... Ian Mune (born 1941) is a New Zealand character actor and director. ... Cliff Curtis (born 27 July 1968, Rotorua, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actor. ... Without a Paddle is a 2004 film about three men going on a camping trip. ... At least two well-known people have been named Steven Brill: Steven Brill is the founder of American Lawyer magazine, Court TV, Contentville, and Brills Content. ... For the pioneer of fish farming, see Seth Green. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ...

2005 - 2006

Name Director Starring Other
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous Stewart Main Andrew Patterson, Jay Collins
Boogeyman Stephen Kay Barry Watson, Lucy Lawless Co-production with the USA
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Andrew Adamson Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton Made with American funding
King Kong Peter Jackson Naomi Watts, Jack Black Academy Award winner
Meet Me in Miami Iren Koster Carlos Ponce, Tara Leniston Independent film
No. 2 Toa Fraser Ruby Dee, Nathaniel Lees Audience Award winner at Sundance
Out of the Blue Robert Sarkies Karl Urban, Paul Glover Based on a true story
Sione's Wedding Chris Graham Robbie Magasiva, Nathaniel Lees
River Queen Vincent Ward Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland
The World's Fastest Indian Roger Donaldson Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Cauffiel Highest grossing NZ film

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To Be Released

Name Director Starring Release date
Black Sheep Jonathan King Oliver Driver, Peter Feeney March 2007
Dambusters Christian Rivers 2008
Eagle vs Shark Taika Waititi Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall June 2007
The Ferryman Chris Graham Amber Sainsbury, John Rhys-Davies 2007
Halo Neill Blomkamp 2008
The Lovely Bones Peter Jackson 2007
Perfect Creature Glenn Standring Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows Unconfirmed
The Tattooist Peter Burger Jason Behr, Michael Hurst August 2007
Down by the Riverside Marama Killen, Brad Davison Rebecca Trelease, Maia Wharawhara 2007
Untitled Charles Upham biopic 2008
Temeraire 2009
Untitled Bruce McLaren biopic 2009

Black Sheep is a New Zealand made horror film directed by Jonothan King and made in a similar style to Peter Jacksons early slapstick films such as Braindead and Meet The Feebles. ... Oliver Driver is an actor who voices Jenji in Power Rangers: Mystic Force. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... Dambusters is a war film to be produced by Peter Jackson and directed by first-time director Christian Rivers. ... Christian Rivers is a New Zealand filmmaker. ... Films scheduled to be released in 2008 include: // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters 9 24 The A-Team Artemis Fowl Battle Royale Benighted The Brazilian Job Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires Caitlin Captain Underpants The... Eagle vs Shark is a upcoming New Zealand made romantic comedy directed by Academy award nominee Taika Waititi and financed by the New Zealand Film Commission. ... Taika Waititi is a New Zealand born film director, writer and actor of Maori descent who hails from the East Coast region of New Zealand. ... Jemaine Clement, aside from being half of two of the New Zealand-based comedic duo Humourbeasts with Taika Cohen (film-maker Taika Waititi), and Flight of the Conchords with Bret Mc Kenzie, is also an accomplished actor, writer, and film-maker. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... The Ferryman is a 2006 New Zealand made film directed by Chris Graham and starring Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies and New Zealand actress Amber Sainsbury, the film is due to be released in early 2007. ... Chris Graham is an actor most famous for his role as Leanbow in Power Rangers: Mystic Force. ... Amber Sainsbury (born 1978) is a New Zealand actress. ... John Rhys-Davies (born May 5, 1944) is a Welsh actor. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... Halo is an upcoming film based on the video game series Halo, developed by Bungie Studios. ... Neill Blomkamp is a Vancouver-based director of short films and advertisements. ... Films scheduled to be released in 2008 include: // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters 9 24 The A-Team Artemis Fowl Battle Royale Benighted The Brazilian Job Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires Caitlin Captain Underpants The... The Lovely Bones is the film adaptation of the best selling novel of the same name by Alice Sebold. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... Perfect Creature is a New Zealand made horror/thriller film. ... Dougray Scott (born Stephen Scott on November 25, 1965) is a Scottish television and film actor. ... Saffron Dominique Burrows (born 1 January 1973) is an English actress. ... The Tattoist is a upcoming New Zealand film directed by Peter Burger and starring American actor Jason Behr and New Zealand actors Nathaniel Lees, Michael Hurst and Robbie Magasiva among others. ... Jason Nathaniel Behr (born December 30, 1973) is an American film and television actor. ... Michael Eric Hurst (born September 20, 1957) in Lancashire England. ... August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... Down by the Riverside is a film noir horror, telling two intertwining stories of murder and mystery set across two decades. ... Rebecca Trelease began her acting career in 2002 with a small character role on Shortland Street. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... Untitled Charles Upham biopic is an announced biographical film dramatising the life of New Zealand war hero Charles Upham, the only combatant soldier to win the Victoria Cross twice. ... Films scheduled to be released in 2008 include: // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters 9 24 The A-Team Artemis Fowl Battle Royale Benighted The Brazilian Job Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires Caitlin Captain Underpants The... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... Untitled Bruce McLaren biopic is an announced biographical film dramatising the life of Formula One great and Team McLaren founder Bruce McLaren. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure...

Titles to be filmed in New Zealand

Name Director Starring Filming location
10,000 BC Roland Emmerich Camilla Belle, Steven Strait Queenstown
30 Days of Night David Slade Josh Hartnett, Ben Foster Auckland
Avatar James Cameron Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana Wellington
Bridge to Terabithia Gabor Csupo Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel Auckland
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Andrew Adamson Liam Neeson, William Moseley Auckland
The Waterhorse Jay Russell Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin Wellington

10,000 BC is a 2007 prehistoric film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Camilla Belle and Steven Strait. ... Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day Roland Emmerich (born November 10, 1955) is a German film producer, director and writer. ... Belle in The Ballad of Jack and Rose Camilla Belle Routh (born October 2, 1986) better known as Camilla Belle, is an American actress. ... Steven Strait (born March 23, 1986) is an American actor, fashion model, and singer. ... Queenstown is the name of several places in the world including: Queenstown, Ireland is the former name of Cobh, Ireland. ... 30 Days of Night is the 2007 film adaptation of Steve Niles comic book miniseries of the same name. ... David Slade (born September 26, 1969) is a British film director who began his career making music videos. ... Joshua Daniel Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor. ... For other people with this name, see Ben Foster (disambiguation) Ben Foster (born October 29, 1980) is an American actor. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Avatar or Project 880, as it was first known, is one of four films James Cameron is attached to direct. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Sam Worthington is an Australian actor, born 2 August 1976. ... Zoe Yanira Zaldaña Nazario (born June 19, 1978), better known as Zoe Saldaña, is an American actress. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 film directed by Gabor Csupo for Disney/Walden Media. ... Gabor Csupo [gab-or tchoo-po] is a Hungarian-born animator and co-founder of Klasky Csupo, which made shows like Rugrats and Duckman. He is also a big fan of Frank Zappa, he credits the singer for helping him learn English and his collection of albums by Zappa were... Robert Patrick as the T-1000, in Terminator 2: Judgment Day Robert Patrick (born November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, USA) is an American actor. ... Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on June 7, 1952, is an Oscar-nominated Irish actor. ... William Dunn Moseley (February 1, 1795 — January 4, 1863) was an American politician. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... The Waterhorse is a film due in 2007 directed by Jay Russell based on the screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs and the novel by Dick-King Smith. ... Jay Russell (born January 10, 1960, North Little Rock, Arkansas) is a film director and also executive producerand Director of the film My Dog Skip. ... Emily Anita Watson (born January 14, 1967) is an Oscar nominated English actress best known for her acclaimed debut film performance in Lars von Triers Breaking the Waves. ... Ben Chaplin (born Benedict Greenwood on 31st July 1970, London) is an English actor who first came to public attention for his performance as Matthew Malone in the first series of the sitcom Game On. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ...

Notable feature directors

Name Notable For Other
Andrew Adamson Shrek 1 and 2, The Narnia film series Academy Award winner
Martin Campbell Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro, GoldenEye BAFTA winner
Jane Campion The Piano, Holy Smoke! Academy Award winner
Niki Caro Whale Rider, North Country BAFTA winner
Richard Curtis Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary (writer) BAFTA winner, Academy Award nominee
Roger Donaldson Dante's Peak, Cocktail, The Recruit Golden Palm nominee
Ellory Elkayem Eight Legged Freaks
Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong 3 time Academy Award winner
Geoff Murphy Under Siege II, Young Guns II
Andrew Niccol Lord of War, Gattaca, The Truman Show (writer) BAFTA winner, Academy Award nominee
Lee Tamahori Die Another Day, Along Came a Spider, XXX2
Vincent Ward Map of the Human Heart, What Dreams May Come 2 time Golden Palm nominee

Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand-born film director based mainly in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. ... It has been suggested that Pinocchio (Shrek) be merged into this article or section. ... The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe poster. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Martin Campbell (born October 24, 1940, Hastings) is a New Zealand film and television director. ... Casino Royale can refer to: In fiction: Casino Royale (novel), the first James Bond novel by Ian Fleming. ... The Mask of Zorro (1998) is an American action film directed by Martin Campbell, and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson. ... GoldenEye is the 17th James Bond film and the first to star Pierce Brosnan in the role as the British secret agent. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Jane Campion (born April 30, 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an Academy Award Winning film maker. ... The Piano is a 1993 film about a mute female pianist and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier New Zealand backwater. ... Holy Smoke! is a 1999 Australian film directed by Jane Campion, starring Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Niki Caro (born 1967) is a film director and screenwriter who was born in Wellington, New Zealand. ... The Whale Rider is a 2003 book by New Zealand Maori author Witi Tame Ihimaera. ... North Country is the name of an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Niki Caro and released in 2005. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... Bridget Joness Diary is a 2001 film, based on the successful novel, also called Bridget Joness Diary, by Helen Fielding. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Roger Donaldson (born November 15, 1945) is an Australian-born film producer, director and writer who has made numerous successful movies. ... Dantes Peak is a 1997 action-adventure film starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. ... Cocktail movie poster Cocktail was a hit movie released by Touchstone Pictures in 1988. ... The Recruit is a spy thriller movie starring Colin Farrell and Al Pacino. ... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Ellory Elkayem (born 12 August 1970, Christchurch) is a New Zealand film director. ... Eight Legged Freaks is a 2002 horror/comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem and starring David Arquette and Kari Wührer. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... This article is about the Peter Jackson films based on the book by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... King Kong is the 2005 remake of the original 1933 King Kong film about a fictional giant ape called Kong. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ... In the 1995 action film Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, a sequel to Under Siege, Casey Ryback, a retired NAVY Seal, foils a mad scientists plot to hijack a satellite weapon. ... Young Guns II is a 1990 film, and is the sequel to Young Guns. ... Andrew M. Niccol (born 1964) is a screenwriter, producer, and director. ... Lord of War is a 2005 film written and directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Nicolas Cage. ... Gattaca is a 1997 science fiction drama film written and directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law with supporting roles played by Gore Vidal and Alan Arkin. ... The Truman Show is a 1998 movie directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol, and starring Jim Carrey. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Lee Tamahori, born 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand, is best known as a film director although he got his start as a commercial artist and photographer in the late 1970s. ... Die Another Day is a James Bond film made by EON Productions and the fourth and final film to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Flemings James Bond. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... Promotional poster for XXX: State of the Union XXX: State of the Union, released as XXX2: The Next Level outside of the United States, is a 2005 action/adventure film, directed by Lee Tamahori. ... Vincent Ward (born Greytown, New Zealand, in 1956) is a film director and screenwriter. ... Map of the Human Heart is the title of a 1993 film by New Zealand director Vincent Ward. ... What Dreams May Come is a 1998 dramatic film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. ... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ...

Notable actors

Name Notable For Other
Keisha Castle-Hughes Whale Rider, The Nativity Story Academy Award nominee
Russell Crowe Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind Academy Award winner
Marton Csokas The Bourne Supremacy, Kingdom of Heaven
Cliff Curtis Runaway Jury, Collateral Damage
Alan Dale Ugly Betty, The OC SAG nominee
Daniel Gillies Spider-Man 2 and 3
Martin Henderson The Ring, Flyboys, Torque
Lucy Lawless Xena Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica
Melanie Lynskey Flags of Our Fathers, Two and a Half Men
Temuera Morrison Speed 2, Star Wars Episode II
Sam Neill Jurassic Park 1 and 3, The Piano Emmy, Golden Globe nominee
Anna Paquin X-Men film series, The Piano Academy Award winner
Jessica Rose I Know Who Killed Me, Lonelygirl15 Gained fame on YouTube
Karl Urban Doom, The Lord of the Rings

Keisha Castle-Hughes (born March 24, 1990) is an Academy Award-nominated New Zealand actress. ... The Whale Rider is a 2003 book by New Zealand Maori author Witi Tame Ihimaera. ... The Nativity Story, previously titled Nativity, is a 2006 film starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, the Oscar-nominated actress of The Whale Rider and Shohreh Aghdashloo, the Oscar-nominated supporting actress of House of Sand and Fog. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning New Zealand and Australian[1] film actor. ... This article is about the 2000 film. ... A Beautiful Mind is a book and Academy Award-winning film (starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, and Paul Bettany) about the Nobel Prize (Economics) winning mathematician John Nash and his experiences of schizophrenia. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Marton Csokas as Celeborn in The Fellowship of the Ring. ... For the film see: The Bourne Supremacy (film) The Bourne Supremacy (ISBN 0553263226) is a novel written by Robert Ludlum and a sequel to The Bourne Identity. ... The Kingdom of Heaven (or the Kingdom of God, Hebrew מלכות השמים, malkhut hashamayim, Greek basileia tou theou) is a key concept detailed in all the three major monotheistic religions of the world — Islam, Judaism and Christianity. ... Cliff Curtis (born 27 July 1968, Rotorua, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actor. ... The Runaway Jury is a legal/suspense novel written by American author John Grisham. ... Collateral Damage is a 2002 action film which tells the story of a Los Angeles firefighter Gordy Brewer (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) who looks to avenge his sons and wifes deaths at the hands of a guerrilla commando, by traveling to Colombia and facing his sons killers. ... This article is about the New Zealand-born actor. ... Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe Award winning American television dramedy series starring America Ferrera and Eric Mabius. ... The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ... SAG in your may refer to: Screen Actors Guild([1]) Seoul Auto Gallery([2]) SAG Electronics([3]) Society of Australian Genealogists([4]) Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero([5]) This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Daniel Gillies as John Jameson in Spider-Man 2 Daniel Gillies was born (March 14, 1976) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and raised in New Zealand. ... The Spider-Man film series is a group of three serial films starring the title character, as played by Tobey Maguire. ... Martin Henderson (born October 8, 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actor. ... The Ring is a 2002 American film, a remake of the Japanese horror mystery Ring (1998). ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lucy Lawless (born Lucille Frances Ryan on March 29, 1968 in Mount Albert, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actress and singer best known for her role as Xena on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001. ... Xena. ... Title card from the original Battlestar Galactica series Battlestar Galactica is a franchise of American science fiction films and television series, the first of which was produced in 1978. ... Melanie Lynskey (born May 16, 1977) is a New Zealand actress best known for her starring turn in Peter Jacksons Oscar-nominated movie Heavenly Creatures (1994). ... Flags of Our Fathers is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles, Jr. ... Two and a Half Men is an Emmy Award nominated television sitcom centered around a hip single bachelor whose lifestyle is interrupted when his newly separated brother moves in. ... Temuera Morrison Temuera Morrison (born December 26 1960) is an actor (of Māori Descent) from Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand, known for his lead role as Jake the Muss in Once Were Warriors (1994) and as Dr Ropata in the first season of TV soap opera Shortland Street. ... Speed 2: Cruise Control is an 1997 action movie produced by Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Jan de Bont. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Sam Neill (born Nigel John Dermot Neill), DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand-Australian film and television actor, and owner of the Two Paddocks winery in Central Otago. ... Jurassic Park is a 1993 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg, based upon the novel of the same name written by Michael Crichton. ... The Piano is a 1993 film about a mute female pianist and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier New Zealand backwater. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... X-Men is a 2000 American action movie, featuring a group of comic book superheroes called the X-Men. ... The Piano is a 1993 film about a mute female pianist and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier New Zealand backwater. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... I Know Who Killed Me is a 2007 thriller film starring Lindsay Lohan. ... lonelygirl15 is an interactive web-based video serial centering around the life of a fictional teenage girl named Bree, whose YouTube username is the eponymous lonelygirl15. The series is presented through short, regularly-updated video blogs posted by the fictional characters, as well as through an optional alternate reality game. ... YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ... Karl-Heinz Urban (born June 7, 1972) is a New Zealand actor. ... Doom (or DOOM)[1] is a 1993 computer game by id Software that is among the landmark titles in the first-person shooter genre. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... List is presently of major movies only. ...

External links

  • New Zealand Film Archive
  • Internet Movie Database
  • The South Pacific in Film
  • Information about Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995)
  • TV Cream on New Zealand cinema
  • Black Magic - New Zealand Film News

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