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New Zealand Film Commission

Works: 479 works in 1,042 publications in 4 languages and 17,305 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Horror films  History 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by New Zealand Film Commission
Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,782 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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,524 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 Bonneville record remains unbroken and his legend lives on
Heavenly creatures by Peter Jackson( Visual )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,188 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
An angel at my table : a trilogy by Jane Campion( Visual )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 984 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. Avec Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn, Kevin J. Wilson
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and French and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed
Antarctica : a year on ice( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth
Slow west( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 627 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 Taika Waititi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 527 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
Housebound by Gerard Johnstone( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 377 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 358 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
Tracker( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 339 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
Beyond the edge by Charly Heavenrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 327 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
Mr. Pip( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 303 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 Television New Zealand( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 293 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 destroy's them."--Container slick
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
Perfect strangers by Gaylene Preston( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Melanie goes home from a local pub with the best looking man in the room, she's captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his "castle"--A rundown shack on a deserted island. But soon, his passion turns to obsession and romance turns to rage and Melanie realizes that she is the victim of a kidnapping. Torn between fear and desire, Melanie must escape her schizoprenic captor. A moment of panic leads to murder and madness. Melanie's time is running out, but for her perfect stranger, it may already be too late
Dead alive by Peter Jackson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel, an innocent young man forced to care for his domineering mother, finds the task a whole lot more demanding after she's bitten by a cursed Sumatran rat monkey and turns into a flesh-eating zombie. He struggles to keep the neighbors and his greedy uncle from suspecting something while also trying to develop a romantic relationship
Black sheep by Jonathan King( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm
Dark horse by Slowblow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspiring true story based on the life of charismatic and brilliant chess champion Genesis Potini. His emotionally charged story is about finding the courage to lead, despite his own struggles, and finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children of his community
New Zealand film by New Zealand Film Commission( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An angel at my table : a trilogy
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