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Hope and Wire

Hope and Wire

Inspired by true events, first-hand accounts and employing actual newsreel footage, this drama follows the aftermath of the Earthquakes that befell New Zealand’s Christchurch between 2010 and 2011, telling a universal story of family, hope and triumph against the odds.…

Te Rua

Te Rua

Variously praised as a major step forward in indigenous cinema, attacked for overambition, and little screened, Te Rua marked Barry Barclay’s impassioned follow-up to Ngati. This story of stolen Māori carvings in a Berlin museum sees Barclay plunging into issues of control of…

White Lies

White Lies

White Lies submitted for the Oscars as New Zealand’s Best Foreign Language entry. It’s about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer…

Mount Zion

Mount Zion

Mount Zion. Turei’s family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 tour. But it’s a dream that challenges the traditions and values of…

Billy

Billy

Twenty years have passed since Billy T James died at the age of 42, and he still manages to make us laugh. Tonight on TV ONE, the story of New Zealand’s best loved entertainer is being told in the Sunday…

Bliss

Bliss

‘Risk. Risk anything. Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.’ – Katherine Mansfield The true story of nineteen year old Katherine Mansfield’s…

Kaitangata Twitch

Kaitangata Twitch

It’s fifty years since Shelly Gentry disappeared and 50’s one of those numbers that seem to mean something. People celebrate fifty. Maybe islands do too – so watch out! In pre-European New Zealand, the tiny Island of Kaitangata was the…

Sione’s Wedding

Sione’s Wedding

Meet best friends Michael, Albert, Stanley and Sefa; the ladies’ man, the good boy, the weird one and the party boy. They’re staring down the barrel of their thirtieth birthdays, but still act as if they’re sixteen; they get drunk,…

The Other Side of Heaven

The Other Side of Heaven

Walt Disney Home Entertainment presents THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN, a thrilling and epic adventure starring Anne Hathaway (THE PRINCESS DIARIES) and Christopher Gorham (TV’s FELICITY). When 19-year-old John Groberg (Gorham) is sent on a three-year mission to Tonga, he…

Russian Snark

Russian Snark

Misha (Stephen Papps), a once celebrated filmmaker who has fallen on hard times, resolves to leave his homeland in search of a film-friendly country where he can pursue his career. With wife, Nadia (Elena Stejko) in tow he sets sail…

Mataku

Mataku

Described as a “Māori Twilight Zone“, Mataku was a series of half-hour dramatic narratives steeped in Māori experience with the “unexplained”. Two South Pacific Pictures-produced series screened on TV3; a later series screened on TV One in 2005. Each episode…