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New Zealand Film Commission

Overview
Works: 523 works in 1,279 publications in 5 languages and 21,795 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Production personnel, Funder
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by New Zealand Film Commission
Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whangara Māori people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,538 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member 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
Hunt for the Wilderpeople by Taika Waititi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member 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
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Beth Heke, a women who becomes aware that the husband she loves is also destroying her and her family
An angel at my table : a trilogy by Jane Campion( Visual )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member 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
Antarctica : a year on ice( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member 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
Dark horse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lily, a shy fast-food restaurant cashier and hopeless romantic, and Jarrod, another forsaken eccentric, connect at a 'come as your favourite animal' party, it's a match seemingly made in outcast heaven
Beyond the edge by Leanne Pooley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond The Edge is a 2013 documentary film about Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation
Tracker( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member 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
Mr. Pip( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 283 WorldCat member 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
A Medieval Odyssey: The Navigator( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visionary boy leads five men from the 14th Century into a 20th Century city. Their quest: to save their village before sunrise. It is Cumbria 1348, the year of the Black Death. A medieval mining village lives in fear of the advancing plague. Griffin's older brother Connor returns from the outside world in a state of despair, until Griffin tells of his dream - and reveals the only hope of survival. Make a tribute to God. Place a spire on a distant cathedral. Do it before dawn or the village is lost
The Orator by Yusuf Roziqov( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orator (O le Tulafale) is the story of a man, Saili, who wants only to defend the honour of his beloved wife and be at peace with her. Saili is physically disadvantaged, with no great aspirations or expectations for himself and yet he is confronted with overwhelming adversaries and miraculously, through willpower, spirit, and love for his beloved Vaaiga, he becomes an unlikely hero at the end. It is a story about confronting self-doubt, distrust, and prejudice - an underdog story set in an exotic place. The story takes place in a small village in Samoa. The landscape, people, culture, images, colour, sound, and feel of Samoa offer this story a new and unique perspective of life. In this film Samoa is a character. This film is a folktale and a lullaby. Beneath the exotic setting are universal themes of the strength of the human spirit and love
Derby dogs by Tandi Wright( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member 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
An angel at my table : a trilogy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of one of the 20th century's most gifted writers, Janet Frame, who was misdiagnosed as a schizophrenic as an adolescent
 
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