Something Wicked This Way Comes

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

In the form of a competition - Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard opens in NZ cinemas on October 1 and we have FIVE double passes to give away...

View the teaser trailer and answer this simple question...

What is the famous Lady Macbeth quote relating to a spot?

Answers only please email in the subject line to: by 5 pm Thursday October 1.

Winners only will be contacted. Thanks again to the lovely ladies at Trigger for making this all possible.

Macbeth, from the Producers of The King Speech and Acclaimed Director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) features epic battle scenes, breath-taking landscapes and cinematography. The film recently premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival.

About the Film: The story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war-torn 11th Century Scotland.


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BSS - The Programme is LIVE

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015


CASE STUDY: The Ground We Won - Check out this special session at BSS:

WIFT member Miriam Smith (and Chris Pryor) share the discovery driven process that shaped their poignant and confronting sophomore documentary THE GROUND WE WON.

The Ground We Won was 100% crafted from moments gleaned from people's daily lives, nothing was ever constructed or scripted - so in this sense it is a genuine collaboration with the community we film with, as we learn from these people and their world, rather than forcing our preconceived notions/perspectives on them." - Miriam Smith

Described as " a startling, ferociously intelligent, disturbing, heart-warming and hauntingly beautiful piece of filmmaking," THE GROUND WE WON has been critically acclaimed both in NZ and internationally - garnering five-star reviews and winning places at prestigious international festivals including Melbourne, Locarno and Warsaw.

Moving to Reporoa for a year to film THE GROUND WE WON, filmmakers Miriam Smith and Chris Pryor built an intimate relationship with the local community that enabled them to explore the central question of the film - "How do we prove ourselves to be men?"  Miriam and Chris honed their instincts around when to push further and when to pull back while filming their "characters", and brought a considered aesthetic view to the mercurial landscape of documentary-making.  In this session they discuss the full circle of their discovery driven process with fellow filmmaker Gaylene Preston.

Miriam's full biography.

Moderated by Gaylene Preston

Plus the full BSS programme is here! Check out the BSS website for the impressive array of masterclasses, case studies and discussions with leading practitioners from here and abroad. Whet your appetite - there is just two weeks to go until this major film event happens so don't delay - buy your ticket TODAY!  Go to