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New Zealand Film Commission

Works: 578 works in 1,420 publications in 2 languages and 22,272 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  Sports films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Crime films  Fantasy films 
Roles: prn, Producer, 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 )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 2,816 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 )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,469 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'
Hunt for the Wilderpeople by Taika Waititi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,096 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 )

52 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 827 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
An angel at my table : a trilogy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 797 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 732 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
Heavenly creatures : DVD] by Peter Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 718 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
Slow west by John Maclean( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 706 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 583 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 )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 511 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
Heavenly creatures by Peter Jackson( Visual )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an actual crime, Heavenly Creatures is the story of two teenage girls who form an intense bond that leads to shocking consequences
Housebound by Gerard Johnstone( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 378 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
6 days by Jamie Bell( Visual )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 354 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
Eagle vs shark by Taika Waititi( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 348 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 Thomas Zellen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation
Tracker( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 329 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 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia 1991, durante los primeros compases de la guerra civil que asoló la remota isla de Bougainville (Papúa Nueva Guinea), el señor Watts (Hugh Laurie), un excéntrico hombre blanco, decide reabrir las puertas de la escuela y ejercer de maestro. Su método es combinar la lectura en voz alta de capítulos de Grandes esperanzas, su novela favorita de Charles Dickens, con la intervención de las gentes del pueblo que quieran compartir consejos prácticos acerca de cómo sobrevivir en su entorno. De esta forma, el improvisado maestro logra atrapar el interés de sus jóvenes alumnos, cautivados por las aventuras y desventuras de Pip, el joven huérfano protagonista de la novela de Dickens
Under the mountain by Maurice Gee( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 268 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
Ngati( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote seaside village, a stranger becomes involved in public and personal crises
Derby dogs by Tony Simpson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 237 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
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An angel at my table : a trilogy
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