The Insatiable Moon Wins Atlantis Award at Moondance Festival

Posted Monday 05 Sep 2011

Kiwi film The Insatiable Moon won the Atlantis Award for feature films made outside the USA at the Moondance International Film Festival. As the film was passed over for funding by the New Zealand Film Commission, it was produced on a very low budget, so the film's success is a big achievement. As well as its success in New Zealand, the film has gained a UK distribution deal and Empire magazine gave the film four stars. Director Rosemary Riddell says "It's always gratifying to be attracting recognition internationally, especially when the film was shot on a shoestring. A large part of our success is down to the quality of the acting and the experience of our cinematographer, Tom Burstyn."