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New Zealand Film

Welcome to the New Zealand Film archive. Most New Zealand films have been made by small independent film-makers, often on a low budget and sometimes with sponsorship from the private sector or the NZ Film Commission. Only recently have international film companies used the New Zealand film industry as a source of feature films. However, the independent tradition of filmmaking in New Zealand dates back to the end of the 19th century, when film was first shot in New Zealand. The first feature film made in Godzone was "Hinemoa". It premiered on August 1, 1914 at the Lyric Theatre, Auckland. The documentary film Cinema of Unease, by Sam Neill, presents an accessible history of film in New Zealand. Most films are able to be accessed below, however some Films have been seperated into sub-categories, ie "New Zealand Documentaries", "Short Films" and "Peter Jackson Directs". The mother-lode can be prospected below. Right: An artists rendition of Geoff Murphy's "Goodbye Pork Pie".

Battletruck / Deathsport (1982)

Director: Allan Arkush, Harley Cokliss, Henry Suso
Starring: Annie McEnroe, Claudia Jennings, David Carradine, Michael Beck, David McLean, Ja...

A Double Feature of Future Mayhem! 'Battletruck' (aka 'Warlords of the 21st Century') (1982, 91 mins) - After the Oil Wars, gasoline has become a prec... Read more

Being Eve: The Complete Series (2001)

8.2/10
Starring: Fleur Saville, Stephen Lovatt, Alison Bruce, Tandi Wright

Made in New Zealand this award-winning teen comedy/drama series focuses on the life of 15-year-old philosopher, Eve Baxter as she tries to understand... Read more

Belief (2005)

4.8/10
Director: Phil Davison
Starring: Sara Georgie, Marguerite Juanico-Nielson, Anita Cumming, Amadeus Rainbow

From the director/writer of 'Kung Fu Vampire Killers' comes this black comedy horror that finds three friends on holiday in Central Otago who pick up... Read more

Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1980)

6.5/10
Director: John Laing
Starring: David Hemmings, John Hargreaves, Grant Tilly

David Hemmings stars in this compelling story of a true-life double murder mystery that shattered the quiet of a small farming town. John Hargreaves... Read more

Beyond the Edge (2013)

6.8/10
Director: Leanne Pooley

"Beyond the Edge" documents the epic true journey of the heroic and triumphant ascent to the top of Mount Everest in 1953 by Edmund Hillary, a modest... Read more

Beyond the Edge ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

6.8/10
Director: Leanne Pooley

"Beyond the Edge" documents the epic true journey of the heroic and triumphant ascent to the top of Mount Everest in 1953 by Edmund Hillary, a modest... Read more

Billy T and Me (2010)

Director: Ian Mune, Peter Rowley
Starring: Billy T James, Peter Rowley

Go behind the camera with Peter Rowley as he looks back on his time spent writing and performing with his mate, Billy T James. 1985 and 1986 were undo... Read more

Billy T James: The Legend, The Man, The Cuz (2009)

7.8/10
Director: Malcolm Hall
Starring: Billy T James

This collection features more of Billy T's sketches, some first time to dvd, including those favourite characters, from Te News, the Traffic Cop, the... Read more

Black Sheep (2006)

5.8/10
Director: Jonathan King
Starring: Nathan Meister, Peter Feeney, Danielle Mason, Tammy Davis, Glenis Levestam, Oliv...

When a farmer's genetic engineering experiement goes horribly wrong, innocuous, fluffy sheep are transformed into relentless, bloodthirsty killers, in... Read more

Bonjour Timothy (1995)

6.1/10
Director: Wayne Tourell
Starring: Sabine Karsenti, Sylvia Rands, Dean O'Gorman, Sydney Jackson, Angela Bloomfield

A college student, Timothy (Dean O'Gorman), and his family are awaiting the arrival of Michele, a French-Canadian male exchange student. Turns out, Mi... Read more