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New Zealand Film Commission

Works: 470 works in 899 publications in 3 languages and 14,188 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Humor  Fantasy films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications by New Zealand Film Commission
Most widely held works by New Zealand Film Commission
Whale rider by Niki Caro( visu )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,732 libraries worldwide
The Whangara people believe that only the first-born male descendent of a chief should be granted leadership positions. When the pregnant daughter-in-law of the current chief dies in childbirth along with her newborn son, the distraught father leaves his surviving child -- a twin girl -- with his parents to raise. The child, Pai, never loses sight of her destiny despite her grandfather's disappointment and challenges a thousand years of tradition as she comes of age
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( visu )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for America to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt, that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'
Heavenly creatures by Peter Jackson( visu )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
When circumstances bring together two bright and highly imaginative teenage schoolgirls they quickly form an unwavering bond, creating a fantasy world that only they can share. Disturbed by the intensity of the friendship, their parents threaten to keep them apart. The girls vow to stay together, devising a secret plan that leads to shocking consequences
An angel at my table a trilogy by Janet Frame( visu )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 991 libraries worldwide
The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealandś most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( visu )
30 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed
Boy by Taika Waititi( visu )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king-even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters
Eagle vs shark ( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
When Lily, an oddball fast-food waitress and hopeless romantic, and Jarrod, another forsaken eccentric, connect at a 'dress as your favorite animal' party, it's a match seemingly made in outcast heaven
Tracker ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
An ex-war soldier has just returned to his beloved country and is quickly sent back out to track a man accused of killing a fellow soldier. While hunting through the countryside, he captures his fugitive only to learn that he's innocent of his accused crime. When faced with the life-changing decision to turn him in or set him free, only one man will walk away alive
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Teenage twins Rachel and Theo travel to Auckland to stay with relatives following the sudden death of their mother. Where there was once a psychic bond between them, now there is a rift as Theo, particularly, refuses to confront his grief. Rachel reaches out to him, but is rebuffed. They visit Mt. Eden, where Theo sees Mr. Jones, a strange old man from whose hands fire seems to glow. Inside the mountain, he and Rachel find what can only be an alien environment
Derby dogs ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Against his mother's wishes, Ben will secretly enter the local soapdox derby to best school bullies. With a rag-tag group of friends, the 12-year-old will encounter a crazy cast of characters while building and racing his own car
The Topp Twins untouchable girls by Topp Twins (Musical group)( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the world's only yodeling country singing and comedy lesbian sibling duo, the Topp Twins (Jools and Lynda Topp), who have inspired a generation with their politics and celebration of joy
Dead alive ( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A hapless young man's overbearing mother gets him into a heap of trouble when she catches a bizarre zombie virus and starts turning innocent passersby into walking corpses
Perfect strangers ( visu )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
When Melanie goes home from a local pub with the best looking man in the room, she's captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his "castle"--A rundown shack on a deserted island. But soon, his passion turns to obsession and romance turns to rage and Melanie realizes that she is the victim of a kidnapping. Torn between fear and desire, Melanie must escape her schizoprenic captor. A moment of panic leads to murder and madness. Melanie's time is running out, but for her perfect stranger, it may already be too late
The price of milk ( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Lucinda and Rob live together happily with their 117 cows on a dairy farm until Rob proposes. Then Lucinda starts to worry that the sparkle may be fading from their love and she decides to put Rob's love through a series of tests. When she trades Rob's precious cows for a quilt from a mystical old Maori woman, Lucinda realizes that, silly games aside, she must get Rob's cows back before she loses her one true love. Ultimately she must learn the price of milk before it's too late
Rain by Christine Jeffs( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Janey and her family settle into their isolated cottage for another perfect seaside holiday. Her days are full of swimming and fishing. At night her parents give parties where the adults drink, dance and flirt. Janey is increasingly aware of the cracks in her parents' marriage. Watching her mother begin an affair with a visiting photographer, she starts to discover her own sexuality
Black sheep by Jonathan King( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm
The navigator a mediaeval odyssey ( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
A time-travel adventure that begins in 14th century England, where the dreaded Black Death is wiping out whole cities all over Europe. A group of desperate villagers led by the vision of a young boy, sets off for a remote cave where they hope to find the answer to escaping the plague. They emerge in a bustling 20th century city
The art star and the Sudanese twins ( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
"Controversial conceptual artist Vanessa Beecroft, known for staging striking tableaux of nude female models, is smitten with a pair of Sudanese twins during an African photo shoot. Determined to adopt them whether her husband, the local orphanage, or the government of Sudan likes it or not, she returns to this captivating environment. Cameras rolling, award-winning documentarian Piettra Brettkelly follows Beecroft over a difficult 16-month fight to become the first foreigner in history to legally take children out of this impoverished and beleaguered country. The candid moments that arise reveal a talented artist at her best and worst, and shed light on the inflammatory subject of international adoption"--Container
A heavenly vintage ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
A young winemaker rises to prominence through the unlikely guidance of a mysterious angel. His talents make him the object of desire of a beautiful baroness who tempts him to stray from his loving wife and children
Utu by Geoff Murphy( visu )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a Maori warrior employed as a guide by a British regiment in New Zealand, during the British Colonial campaigns of the mid-1800s, who rebels and seeks revenge ("utu," in Maori) against his employers for slaughtering his people
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Film Commission
Film Commission New Zealand
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NZ Film Commission
Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga
Tumu Whakaata Taonga, Te
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