Filmmaker Briar March talks about the creative and collaborative process behind her three-year project to document opposing housing projects in Glen Innes and Northland.
Two decades on from Cinema of Unease, Tim Wong’s ambitious essay film contemplates the prevailing image of a national cinema while privileging some of the images and image-makers displaced by the popular view of filmmaking in New Zealand.
Collaboration and process were front and centre at the fourth annual Big Screen Symposium for New Zealand filmmakers.
Sarah Cordery’s eloquent meditation on the Israel-Palestine conflict also speaks to a potentially unique—and exciting—way forward for New Zealand filmmaking.
A new splatter-fest joins the annals of Kiwi horror comedy at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
A conversation about tackling rugby, male identity, and rural stoicism with filmmakers Christopher Pryor and Miriam Smith.
Between the films of Alex van Warmerdam, Denis Villeneuve, Alex Backhouse, and Gerard Johnstone at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, tone is everything.
Exploring the politics of climate change and why New Zealand government has yet to act accordingly.
On the eve of its world premiere, Jonathan King takes us behind the scenes of his new science-fiction venture.
A discussion on Maori instrumental traditions, taonga puoro torch bearer Richard Nunns, and music and culture in documentary Voices of the Land: Nga Reo o te Whenua.
Highlighting New Zealand’s landscape and culture through an elaborate three-camera filming process, two memorable widescreen spectacles—one from Hollywood, the other homegrown, both thought lost for decades—can now finally be revisited on DVD.
Vincent Ward, New Zealand auteur, reflects on a singular career in film, his creative instinct as an artist, and the exciting prospect of returning to directing after a long absence.
From cowboys and communists to compost and compassion.
Ample inspiration, burning questions, and a few stark reminders at the second annual Big Screen Symposium for New Zealand filmmakers.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, , JACOB POWELL on Shane Carruth’s belated follow-up to Primer; and ALICE MAY CONNOLLY on Theo Taylor’s honest portrait of escalating anxiety.
Wellington musician Theo Taylor discusses the making of his debut feature, Scenes in My Head—a belated return to the ethos first cultivated by the Aro Valley film movement.
Innovation, inspiration, and human expression in Stephanie Beth’s grassroots gaming documentary.
The engaging face and voice behind the New Zealand Film Commission’s latest Escalator release chats about the project’s metamorphosis from monologue to feature film.
The trailblazing cinematographer and early independent shares thoughts on the art of lighting, making and restoring Utu, and the state of New Zealand cinema.
At the New Zealand International Film Festival, a conversation with Daniel Joseph Borgman ahead of the Australasian premiere of his debut feature, The Weight of Elephants.