Easing you into New Zealand Cinema

As my e-mail address used to be on the Canterbury Film Societies' web page I get the occasional request for information about New Zealand Cinema. Apart from the fact I was born and used to live in New Zealand I'm no expert on this subject, but I do know how to get the web to make me look knowledgeable. Now it is time for me to share this ability with you all. The sites on this page can help make you a world authority on New Zealand Film.

I don't know any more than you do about the companies and individuals at the other end of these links, so if you employ them and your film turns into a cross between Heavens Gate and Faulty Towers it is not my fault, okay?

Kiwi Cinema @ YouTube

Academic/Training Links

Film Courses in New Zealand


Val Morgan

Actors and Talent

Andy Anderson, John Bach, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Marton Csokas, Cliff Curtis, Russell Crowe, Kerry Fox, Martin Henderson, Michael Hurst, Temuera Morrison, Sam Neill Un-official Home Page, Anna Paquin, Craig Parker, Joel Tobeck, Karl Urban, Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
Aotearoa Casting & Talent, Auckland Actors, Background Talent , Gummidge's Aussie & Kiwi Young Actors, Karen Kay Management, Human Garden, Kathryn Rawlings Actors Agencey, Loop Gurus, Odd Management, Sarah Valentine Management


Lovely Grub


Academy (Auckland), Artfilms.co.nz , Basement Cinema (Rotorua), Berkeley Cinemas (PM speech at opening of Berkeley Botany Downs Cinema Complex), Century Cinema (Napier) Christchurch Cinemas, Cinecafe (Akaroa), www.cinema.co.nz , Cinema 3 (Christchurch), Cinema 5 (New Plymouth), Cinema 5 (Whakatane), Cinema Circus , Cinema City 5, Cinema Gold, Cinema Thames, Civic Theatre (Auckland) and it's own stamp, Dorothy Browns (Arrowtown), Downtown Cinema (Palmerston North), Deluxe Cinemas The Embassy (Wellington), Empire Cinema (Island Bay), Embassy Cinemas (Queenstown) Fiordland Cinema, Hawkes Bay Cinemas, Hollywood (Christchurch), Hoyts New Zealand, Levin Cinema, Lido Cinema Epsom (Auckland), Light House Cinema (Upper Hutt) Metro (Dunedin), Multiples Cinemas (Thames), Open Air (Auckland), Opera House (Oamaru), Paradiso (Wanaka), Penthouse (Wellington), Reading, Regent 3 Cinemas (Asburton), Regent 3 Cinemas (Masterton), Regent on Broadway (Palmerston North), Rialto Cinemas, Reading Cinemas Invercargill, Sky City Cinemas (Auckland), Starlight Cinema (Taupo), State Cinema 6 (Nelson), Time Cinema (Wellington), Top Town Cinema 3 (Blenheim), Victoria Cinema (Hamilton), Victoria Theatre Trust (Devonport), Village Cinemas, Waiheke Cinema

Cinema Equipment

Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd


Ted Coubray, fungusfilms.co.nz, Len Lye, UnKreative.com


Albedo VFX, Artcrew, Auckland Audio, Electronic Press Kit Crew, Entirely Sound, Film Effects Co., Green Sets, Kim Sinclair Associates, Pacific Crews, The Sound Factory, filmcrews Services Ltd., Richard Harris Stunts Production, Lynch Music, NZ Crews, The New Zealand Film and Video Technicians Guild (inc) Simon Riera (Cinematographer), Michael Travis (Film Maker), Story-board Artist Owen Hill,


Film Distribution in New Zealand


Broadcast.net, Digitalfilm, Eden Tce Audio, Fabric Shelter Systems, Fuji Film, Local Action Film Equipment Hire Ltd, Selecon, Sound Techniques, Airstar Lighting Balloons


48 Hours, Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival, Asia Film Festival Aotearoa, Beck's Incredibly Strange Film Festival, Date Palm Film Festival, DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival, Drifting Clouds Film Festival, Human Rights Film Festival, International Film Festival, Italian Film Festival 99, Jasmax Architectural film festival, Korean Film Festival, Maori Film Festival, Movie Fest, Movie Marathon, Out Takes, Raetihi Film Festival, The Shoot Out, That's Incredible Cinema, Wanganui Short Film Fest., Wellington Fringe Film Festival, Wet West Film Fest, Wild South International Film Festival


Mahony Trendall & Jack, Pacific Insurance Brokers,

Legal Services (Entertainment Law)

Emery Legal, Karen Soich, Lownndes Jordan, Stephens Lawyers,


Alayne McLaren, Film Auckland, Film Volcanic, Christchurch - a film friendly city, filmdunedin.co.nz, Film Locations New Zealand, filmlocations.co.nz, Film New Zealand, Film Queenstown, Film South, Film Venture Tranaki, Film Wanganui, Film Wellington,


Audio-Origin NZ

Production Companies

2D Films Ltd, Bonfire, Broadcast.net, Cherokee films, Cubic Film, Curious Film, Daybreak Pictures, Film Construction Ltd, Flux Animation Studio, GMA Studios, Godzone Pictures, Gyro Films, Headstrong, filmnelson.com, Filmunit.co.nz, Fisheye Films, Flying Fish, haynesfilm.co.nz, Kahukura, Magellan independent films, Making Movies, maxfilm.co.nz, messengerfilms.co.nz, Nature Spirit Film Production Ltd, neuesentimentalfilm.co.nz, New Zealand Film Services Ltd, Remarkable Film & TV, ruffellfilms.co.nz, sbsfilms.co.nz, Shoot NZ, slaterfilms.co.nz, thinfilm.co.nz, Weta Ltd Weta Workshop.


Atlab, Images, FilmLab, Central Post Operations Park Road Post

Screening Information

NZ Movies.com, Box Office and Release Dates

Societies and Clubs

www.filmsociety.org.nz, Auckland Film Society, Canterbury Film Society, Dunedin Film Society, Hamilton Film Society, Nelson Film Society, Palmerston North Film Society, Queenstown Film Society, Waitati Film Society, Wellington Film Society


ACNielsen, Statistics New Zealand - A Measure of Culture

Studio Space

South Pacific Pictures

Specific Film Sites and Information

Absent Without Leave, Alex, Among The Cinders, An Angel at My Table, Angel Mine, Arriving Tuesday, Bad Blood, Bad Taste, Battletruck - aka: Warlords of the 21st Century, Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Bogans, Bonjour Timothy, Braindead - aka: Dead Alive, Bread and Roses, Bridge to Nowhere, Broken English, Came A Hot Friday, Carry Me Back, Channelling Baby, Chicken, Chill Factor, Chunuk Bair, The Cinema of Unease, Constance, Crooked Earth, Crush, Cupid's Prey, Dangerous Orphans, Dead Kids - aka: Strange Behavior, Death Warmed Up, Desperate Remedies, End Of The Golden Weather, Exposure, FIVE, Flight of the Albatross, Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree, Footrot Flats, The Footstep Man, For Good, Forgotten Silver, Fracture, Frighteners, Goodby Pork Pie, Grampire - aka: My Grandpa Is A Vampire, Grasscutter, Heart of the Stag, Heaven, Heavenly-Creatures, Hercules and the Amazon Women, Hercules and the Circle of Fire, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, Hercules in the Underworld, Her Majesty, Hopeless, I'll Make You Happy, Ilustrious Energy, In My Father's Den, Iris, Irrefutable Truth About Demons, Jack Be Nimble, Jack Brown, Genius, Jesus' Son, Jubilee, Kids World, King Kong, Kingpin, Kombi Nation, Last Tattoo, Leave All Fair, Less than Even, Lincoln County Incident, Loaded, The Locals, Lord of the Rings, Lost Tribe, Lost Valley, The Lunatics' Ball, Magik & Rose, The Maori Merchant of Venice, Mark II, Mauri, Meetthe Feebles, Memories of Tomorrow, Memory & Desire, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Mesmerized aka: Shocked, Middle Age Spread, Mr Wrong aka: Dark of the Night, Navigator, Nemesis Game, Never Say Die, Ngati, No One Can Hear You, Nutcase, Off The Edge, Old Scores, Once Were Warriors., Orphans and Angels, Other Halves, Pallet On The Floor, Perfect Creature, Perfect Strangers, The Piano, Pictures, Price of Milk, Queen City Rocker aka: Tearaway, Quiet Earth, Race for the Yankee Zephyr aka: Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr, Rain, Rainbow Warrior, Restless aka: Hot Target, Returning, Rewi's Last Stand aka: The Last Stand, Ruby and Rata, Savage Honeymoon, Saving Grace, Savage Islands aka: Nate and Hayes, Scarecrow, Scarfies, aka: Crime 101 , Second Time Lucky, Secrets aka: One Crazy Night, Seekers aka: Land of Fury, Send A Gorilla, Shaker Run, Shrimp on the Barbie, Silent One, Skin Deep, Sleeping Dogs, Smash Palace, Snakeskin, A Soldier's Tale, Solo, Song of the Hunted, Sons For The Return Home, Spooked, Starlight Hotel, Strata, Stickmen, Sylvia, Te Rua, Te Whanau O Aotearoa - Caretakers of the Land, This Is Not A Love Story, Tongan Ninja, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives, Toy Love, Trespasses, Trial Run, Ugly, Undercover, Utu, User Friendly, The Vector File, Via Satellite, Vigil, The Waiting Place, Whale Rider, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, When Love Comes Along, When Strangers Appear, Whole of the Moon, Wild Blue, Wild Horses, Woodenhead , Zilch,

Travel Services

Stage and Screen,

Information Heavy Sites

Belladonna Short Film Trust, Censorship, Databook Online, Film Commission, FilmArchive, Film Post Production Page, Internet Movie Database New Zealand Section, Moving Image Centre, New Zealand Cinema, New Zealand Film and Television Awards, New Zealand Films on VHS Tapes and DVD, Screen Hub NZ, Screen Production and Development Association, Te Puna: NZ Film, NZScript, Wellington film, Zeroland: NZ Film, Pipers Cinema and Film Links

General links

Alice in Videoland, Aro Video, Backchat, NZ Cinema First Day Cover, Independent Images Inc., IRD: Tax in the Screen Production Industry, Media Crab (Media Asset Management), New Zealand Arts, OnFilm Magazine, syntheticfilms.co.nz, Women in Film and Television NZ (Wellington and Auckalnd branches.],

Some interesting URLS that have been registered but didn't have a site when I last looked.

Cinemaadvertising.co.nz, filmequipment.co.nz, festivalfilm.co.nz, filmfestivalchannel.co.nz, filmfund.co.nz, Films.co.nz, Filmstory.co.nz, Movie.co.nz, Movies.co.nz, Movies.net.nz, Te Hokioi Film & Publishing Company Ltd, Tiger Films Limited, Wildfilmtv.co.nz, filmindustry.co.nz, filmmaker.co.nz', filmmakers.co.nz, filmnewzealand.co.nz, filmobile.co.nz, filmsafety.co.nz, filmscape.co.nz, filmschool.co.nz, filmscout.co.nz, filmsite.co.nz, filmsouth.co.nz, filmstills.co.nz, filmtaranaki.co.nz, filmwanker.co.nz, greenhousefilms.co.nz, huntawayfilms.co.nz, ifilm.co.nz, kiwifilm.co.nz - Kiwifilm Productions, Luna Cinema, mepfilms.co.nz, metrofilm.co.nz, mffilms.co.nz, mofilm.co.nz, newzealandfilm.co.nz, newzealandfilmawards.co.nz - New Zealand Academy of Film and Television Arts , newzealfilms.co.nz, nzfilmlocationtours.co.nz, nzfilms.co.nz, nzfilmtelevisiondirectory.co.nz, openair-cinema.co.nz orbitalfilm.co.nz, Red Cinema, rep.co.nz - 'REP Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd.', roadragefilms.co.nz, roadshow-films.co.nz - Roadshow Film Distributors, Auckland, shortfilms.co.nz, synergyfilms.co.nz - Synergy Films Ltd, tintmagic.co.nz - MSC Specialty Film (Australasia) Pty Ltd, visionarytv.co.nz - Visionary Film & TV Ltd, wildfilmtv.co.nz - Wild Film and Television Ltd, winterfilms.co.nz, World Cinema, zqnfilm.co.nz, films.net.nz, filmschool.org.nz, fvlb.org.nz - Film Video Labelling Body

If you have a question that still needs an answer check this site's FAQ. If you know of a link that I have missed or want to make me an offer I can't refuse then feel free to contact me and I will try and help.

I was taken to task for not having a NZ Cinema sig. file, so I'm starting a collection of suitable quotes.