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New Zealand Film Commission

Works: 524 works in 1,291 publications in 5 languages and 21,895 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Romance films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Production personnel, Funder
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 )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,812 libraries worldwide
In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. When twins are born and the boy twin dies, Koro, the chief is unable to accept his grand-daughter Pai as a future leader. Koro is convinced that the tribe's misfortunes began at Pai's birth and calls for his people to bring their sons to him, sure a new leader will be revealed. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfil her destiny. When whales become stranded on the beach, Koro is sure this signals an apocalyptic end to his tribe. Until one person prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people. The Whale Rider.--Container
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( visu )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,536 libraries worldwide
Burt Munro, a man who never let the dream of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt sets off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all the odds against him, he sets a new speed record and captures the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's 1967 Boinneville record remains unbroken and his legend lives on
Heavenly creatures by Peter Jackson( visu )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 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. Based on a true story
Hunt for the Wilderpeople by Taika Waititi( visu )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options
An angel at my table : a trilogy by Jane Campion( visu )
48 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of one of the 20th century's most gifted writers, Janet Frame
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( visu )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 859 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 )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth
Slow west by John Maclean( visu )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
En 1870 au Colorado, un adolescent écossais naïf et idéaliste engage un chasseur de primes désabusé pour le protéger et l'aider à retrouver l'élue de son coeur, ignorant que la tête de la jeune femme a été mise à prix. [Médiafilm]
The boy by Taika Waititi( visu )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
The year is 1984, and on the rural east coast of New Zealand Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is changing kids' lives. 'Boy' is a dreamer who lives with his brother Rocky and his Nan. When Boy's father, Alamein, returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential, and learn to get along without the hero he had been looking for
Dark horse ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
"After years in and out of mental institutions, Genesis is released into the care of his older brother Ariki, a street gang leader. When he volunteers to train a group of disadvantaged Maori children for the upcoming National Chess Championships, it puts him at odds with his brother over Ariki's son Mana, whose interest in the game threatens the teen's imminent initiation into his father's violent gang. Despite all odds, Gen's positivity always leads him to search for light, even when the world seems at its darkest"--Container
Housebound by Gerard Johnstone( visu )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 384 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
Beyond the edge by Leanne Pooley( visu )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation. Uses original colour footage, photographs and dramatised recreations of the assault to bring to life this amazing achievement
Tracker ( visu )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
"Set in 1903, Tracker is a tense manhunt thriller in which Arjan, a guerilla survivor of the South African Boer War, lands in colonial New Zealand and is promised a bounty to capture Kereama, a Maori seafarer accused of killing a soldier. What should be a simple job for Arjan, a master tracker, turns into a gripping and dangerous game of cat and mouse as Kereama repeatedly escapes and is recaptured, all the while insisting on his innocence. As each gains and loses the upper hand, they gradually get to know and respect each other. In an emotional and high-risk showdown, their tenuous bond is tested in the face of a military posse"--Container
Mr. Pip ( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 308 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 )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 280 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
6 days by Jamie Bell( visu )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Unfolding over six terrifying days, this tells all sides of the incredible true story of six heavily armed gunmen who invaded the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 26 people hostage. Negotiators, police, politicians, and the highest level military officials wrestle over the correct response, all observed by some of the world's first live television news coverage
Derby dogs by Tandi Wright( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 244 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 Orator by Yusuf Roziqov( visu )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. Vaiga has been banished from her ancestral village for many years. Saili faces serious threats to his plantation as well as his family & has been denied his fathers chiefly title. Life is complicated further by Litia's blossoming beauty that is getting the attention of the young men in the village. Matters ultimately come to a head, requiring Saili to speak up, speak out & defend all that he holds precious
New Zealand film by New Zealand Film Commission( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Film Commission
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