Greenstone TV's Harriet Crampton talks Vegas

Greenstone TV's Harriet Crampton talks Vegas

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

On one blood-stained night a drug deal gone wrong sets off a chain of events for dangerous factions and an innocent bystander. Welcome to Vegas – the new TVNZ 2 action thriller produced by Greenstone TV and written by Michael Te Arawa Bennett, to start screening 19 April. 

Filmed in Rotorua, which stands in for…

Staples VR: innovative and invaluable

Staples VR: innovative and invaluable

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

A big round of applause and a box of chocolates for Aleisha Staples and her team at Staples VR (Staples Productions). They're a 2021 Hi-Tech Awards finalist in the Auckland Unlimited Most Innovative Hi-Tech Creative Technology Solution category.

The Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 28 May at Spark Arena.

Meanwhile Staples…

WIFTer in Discovery leadership team

WIFTer in Discovery leadership team

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Juliet Peterson who has joined the Discovery leadership team as Senior Director, Programming.

Five of the team are based in New Zealand, and four in Australia. 

Discovery Inc said unveiling the leadership team was its first move toward combining its businesses across the region into one organisation spanning both countries.

Discovery has had…

VIDEO SLOT Uphill

VIDEO SLOT Uphill

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Before she was a seasoned director with a hit feature under her belt, Jackie van Beek directed and starred in this 2014 short film, playing a tramper who finds her solitude interrupted in a Southern Alps hut.

Uphill won the 2015 Women in Film and Television International Short Film Showcase Best Film, and Jackie won…

Cousins to screen in Hawaii International Film Festival

Cousins to screen in Hawaii International Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Woop woop! Here's a quick shout out to the team behind Cousins: this film, co-directed by Ainsley Gardner and Briar Grace Smith, has been invited to screen in the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) Showcase Series 'Indigenous Lens' in association with Pacific Islanders in Communications. The HIFF will be held in November this year.

 

Rūrangi hits Vogue Top Ten

Rūrangi hits Vogue Top Ten

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Lets hear it for this groundbreaking webseries that became a film! Produced by Craig Gainsborough, Rūrangi has made it onto Vogue's 'Top 10 Upcoming Queer Films to Watch'. 

Check out the list here!

Pictured: Elz Carrad stars as Caz in Rūrangi

WIN double movie passes to Robin Wright's Land

WIN double movie passes to Robin Wright's Land

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Our give away this issue is a must-see on the big-screen! In the aftermath of an unfathomable event, Edee (Robin Wright, Golden Globe®-award winner for TV’s House of Cards) finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of grief and uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving,…