Hulu acquires transgender series Rūrangi

Posted Monday 15 Mar 2021

Hulu acquires transgender series Rūrangi

Huge congratulations to producer Craig Gainsborough and the many WIFT NZ members and non-members who worked on this series which has been picked up by Disney-owned streamer Hulu. We can't wait for series 2!

Rūrangi will be available for streaming exclusively with NEON in New Zealand in May 2021 and on Hulu in the USA in June 2021. It has also been sold to Peccadillo Pictures in the UK who are aiming to release Rūrangi later in 2021, and Rialto Channel will be screening Rūrangi in New Zealand from June.

The series follows trans activist Caz Davis (Elz Carrad, pictured, middle), who returns to the rural dairy community he fled 10 years earlier, hoping to reconnect with his father who hasn't heard from him since before Caz transitioned.

As father and son slowly reconcile, Caz finds himself swept up in the environmental fight that is dividing the town. A second season of the series is currently in development.

The five-part series has also been packaged as a feature film and is currently on theatrical release in New Zealand.

 

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Wanted: short scripts for educational purposes

Wanted: short scripts for educational purposes

Posted Monday 15 Mar 2021

Show Me Shorts is developing a set of resources to help upper primary and intermediate school teachers in New Zealand to make short films in the classroom with their students. The resources will be provided in written form (a booklet and PDF) and include a set of short instructional videos.

SMS is now looking to license the rights to four or five short film scripts that can be included in the resource as examples. They need to be stories for children that are a maximum of 5-minutes long (2-minutes is ideal), suitable for being shot and entirely created by students on school grounds. The genre could be anything, but probably not animation, experimental or documentary.

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If you have a suitable script you would like to submit for consideration, please email it to Gina Dellabarca gina@showmeshorts.co.nz by 10am Tuesday 6 April 2021.