SPP co-pro The Sounds catches NBCU's attention

Posted Tuesday 08 Dec 2020

NBC Universal has picked up scripted thriller The Sounds for its thriller channel 13�ME RUE in France. The eight-part series is a co-production from New Zealand's South Pacific Pictures and Canada's Shaftesbury, with US streamer Acorn, Canadian pubcaster CBC and Sky TV in New Zealand.

Written by Kiwi writer Sarah-Kate Lynch (The Bad Seed, 800 Words), the series is set in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds and stars Rachelle Lefevre (Proven Innocent, Mary Kills People) and Matt Whelan (Go Girls, The Luminaries).

All3Media International is shopping the series, which will premiere in France in January.

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WIN double passes to A Call To Spy

Posted Tuesday 08 Dec 2020

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And because good things often come in threes, we have a third give away for you! Five double passes to give away to A Call To Spy, a British thriller set at the beginning of WWII, and based on real events and people.

With Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency - the Special Operations Executive (SOE) - to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. SOE's 'spymistress,' Vera Atkins, recruits two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall, an ambitious American, and Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim pacifist. Together, these women help to undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake.

Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and starring Stana Katic as Vera Atkins, Sarah Megan Thomas as Virginia Hall, and Radhika Apte as Noor Inayat Khan.

Released in New Zealand cinemas 26 December, 2020.

To be in the draw to win a double pass, click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below:

What art form does Noor Inayat Khan say signalling is like?

Write the film name and the answer in the subject line of an email and send it to office@wiftnz.org.nz.

Winners only will be contacted, by email.