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New Zealand Film Commission

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Works: 537 works in 1,319 publications in 5 languages and 22,268 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Sports films  Crime films  Fantasy films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, Funder
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whangara 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 possess a natural leadership ability
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for American to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt, that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'
Heavenly creatures : DVD] by Peter Jackson( Visual )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 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 1,088 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 )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Beth Heke, a woman 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 735 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 733 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 )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 697 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]
Boy by James Rolleston( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 512 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 )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 384 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lily, an oddball fast-food waitress and hopeless romantic, and Jarrod, another forsaken eccentric, connect at a 'dress as your favorite animal' party, it's a match seemingly made in outcast heaven
Beyond the edge by Leanne Pooley( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth's great challenges. Standing at over 29,000ft, the world's highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest, it was an event that stunned the world and defined an era
Tracker( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 324 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
6 days by Jamie Bell( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member 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
Mr. Pip( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 307 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 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When teenager twins Rachel and Theo Matheson investigate the creepy old house next door, they discover the Wilberforces - shape-shifting creatures that lurk beneath Auckland's ring of extinct volcanoes. Guided by the mysterious Mr Jones and with the help of their older cousin Ricky, the twins must rekindle the unique powers they once shared if they are to destroy this ancient evil - before it destroys them."--Container
The Orator by Yusuf Roziqov( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orator(O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves
Derby dogs by Tandi Wright( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 245 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
Ngati( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Australian man arrives in the Maori community of Kapua on the East Cape of New Zealand. He becomes involved with a local girl and gets caught up in the crisis which threatens the survival of the town. As he watches the close-knit community come together to deal with these upheavals, he is forced to take part, and makes a discovery about himself which will have a profound impact on the rest of his life
 
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