Catch these NZIFF films with Wifters at the helm

Posted Sunday 07 Jul 2019

Support your fellow WIFTers and come along to their fabulous films screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival! Here are seven NZIFF feature films with WIFTers at the helm, in one way or another!


Capital In The 21st Centrury, co-producer Catherine Madigan

A sweeping - and sobering - account of the way that concentrated wealth has both shaped our past and is creating a deeply unequal future. Based on economist Thomas Piketty's bestselling book of the same name.


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Come to Daddy, producer Emma Slade

Kiwi director (and NZIFF/Incredibly Strange programmer) Ant Timpson's deranged comic thriller about a father-son reunion that goes very, very south.

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Bellbird, producer Catherine Fitzgerald and actor Rachel House

Hamish Bennett's beautifully judged, poignantly funny drama of life and community on a struggling Northland family dairy farm.

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By The Balls, producer and co-director Charlotte Purdy

Sport and politics most definitely do mix in this gripping look back at a brutal and turbulent time for New Zealand rugby, told from the point of view of the players themselves including David Kirk and Buck Shelford.

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For My Father's Kingdom, producer and co-director Vea Mafile'o

An intimate, clear-eyed documentary centred on the faith, love and fatherhood of Saia Mafile'o, and his four children.


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Helen Kelly - Together
, producer Catherine Fitzgerald

An intimate, inspirational portrait of Helen Kelly in the last year of her life, Together tells the story of a woman whose advocacy and generosity changed the lives of countless New Zealanders.

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Peter Peryer: The Art Of Seeing, director and producer Shirley Horrocks

A richly illustrated portrait of the life and career of one of New Zealand's most important photographers, who dedicated his life to seeing and making works of art out of the everyday.

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Cinematographer Kees van Oostrum master class

Posted Sunday 07 Jul 2019

Cinematographers, here's a fantastic workshop opportunity for you! ARRI Australia is bringing ASC President Kees van Oostrum to New Zealand to run the country's first Large Format Camera and Lens Master Class. This class is a must for film and television production professionals who need to understand the creative and technical benefits of shooting in large format. The Master Class is open to all NZCS members and production industry professionals.

: Tuesday 31 July, 9am - 5pm, Wednesday 31 July, 9am - 1pm, 2019
Where: Highwic House, 40 Gillies Avenue (entrance off Mortimer Pass) Newmarket, Auckland

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