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New Zealand Film Commission

Overview
Works: 542 works in 1,068 publications in 2 languages and 18,411 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Documentary films  History  Western films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Production personnel, Funder
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by New Zealand Film Commission
Whale rider by Niki Caro( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 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 )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,521 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 America 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 by Peter Jackson( Visual )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,177 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
Once were warriors by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 870 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
Hunt for the Wilderpeople( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 761 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
An angel at my table : a trilogy by Jane Campion( Visual )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 720 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
Antarctica : a year on ice( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 711 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 )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixteen-year-old boy heads west on a journey across the nineteenth century American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He encounters a mysterious traveler named Silas, who protects him from the savage elements and outlaws in a lawless land. But is Silas really watching out for him, or is he tied to the band of thieves tracking their every step?
Boy by Taika Waititi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 544 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
The dark horse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 451 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 382 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 357 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 336 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 331 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 )

2 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 Maurice Gee( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 290 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
An angel at my table : a trilogy( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 250 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
Derby dogs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 243 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( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 216 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
The Topp Twins : untouchable girls by Topp Twins (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jools and Lynda Topp are lesbian twin sisters who were raised on a farm in rural New Zealand. Since the early 1980s they've made a reputation for themselves as unconventional singers, comedians and political activists. This film is structured around a kind of 'This Is Your Life' event, in which important people in the lives of the Topps join them in songs and reminiscence. Leanne Pooley's affectionate documentary is a good introduction to a couple of engaging women who have tilted at windmills with their songs and comedy routines and who have fought for gay rights and other issues. Household names in New Zealand, they remain unaffected and down to earth - they are clearly exceptional characters. The film includes Jool's recent battle with breast cancer, scenes which are a bit confronting but ultimately uplifting
 
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An angel at my table : a trilogy
Alternative Names
Film Commission

Film Commission New Zealand

New Zealand Film Commission

NZ Film Commission

NZFC

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga

Tumu Whakaata Taonga, Te

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