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New Zealand Film Commission

Works: 476 works in 1,006 publications in 4 languages and 16,887 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Horror films  History 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about New Zealand Film Commission
Publications by New Zealand Film Commission
Most widely held works by New Zealand Film Commission
Whale Rider by Niki Caro( visu )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,775 libraries worldwide
A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace, Pai finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( visu )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 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 American 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 )
34 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Based on an actual crime, Heavenly Creatures is the story of two teenage girls who form an intense bond that leads to shocking consequences
An angel at my table : a trilogy by Jane Campion( visu )
41 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's 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. Avec Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn, Kevin J. Wilson
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( visu )
35 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
The story of Beth Heke, a woman who becomes aware that the husband she loves is also destroying her and her family
Antarctica : a year on ice ( visu )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth
Slow west ( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
A sixteen-year-old boy heads west on a journey across the nineteenth century American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He encounters a mysterious traveler named Silas, who protects him from the savage elements and outlaws in a lawless land. But is Silas really watching out for him, or is he tied to the band of thieves tracking their every step?
Boy by Taika Waititi( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 513 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
Housebound ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
After being caught in a particularly incompetent cash-station robbery, Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam, a well-intentioned blabbermouth who's convinced that the house is haunted. Miriam may be a ninny, but she's absolutely right
Eagle vs shark by Taika Waititi( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 358 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 )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 337 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
Beyond the edge ( visu )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth's great challenges. Standing at over 29,000ft, the world's highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest, it was an event that stunned the world and defined an era
Mr. Pip ( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Mr. Watts is the last Englishman remaining in a tropical village in Bougainville during its civil war in the 1990s. He begins to teach the local children by reading them Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. Matilda, an imaginative young girl, is transported into the story of the novel, believing that Dickens' character Pip is her friend. Matilda's "Pip" world is an extraordinary fusion of Dickens' Victorian London with the environment and people she knows on the island
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 289 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 by Tandi Wright( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 240 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 215 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 )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 210 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 by Gaylene Preston( visu )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 209 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 193 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
Black sheep by Jonathan King( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm
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