Local drama The Mountain wraps production

Posted Tuesday 06 Jun 2023

Local drama The Mountain wraps production

We read that production has wrapped for The Mountain, a feature film produced by Desray Armstrong (Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti, Ngāti Porou) for Sandy Lane Productions and Morgan Waru (Ngāti Porou) for Piki Films with Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi (Te-Whānau-ā-Apanui) and Paul Wiegard serving as Executive Producers.

Directed and co-written by Rachel House, The Mountain is a heartfelt drama about three children on a mission to find healing under the watchful eye of Taranaki Mounga (Mountain) and discover friendship in the spirit of adventure. 

Deadline.com reports that The Mountain will be distributed in New Zealand cinemas by Madman and Piki Films, and in Australian cinemas by Madman, with Piki Films handling sales.

The film is made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission, the New Zealand Government’s Screen Production Grant, NZ On Air, Whaakata Māori, Department of Post, Native Audio, Nude Run, Hillfarrance and financed in association with Kiwibank.

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