The Dark Horse
2014

The Dark Horse

New Zealand
2014

The Dark Horse

Winner, Best Performance By An Actor, 2014 A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of…

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Shopping
2013

Shopping

New Zealand
2013

Shopping

New Zealand, 1981: After a chance encounter with charismatic thief Bennie and his close-knit gang of “shoppers”, Willie is seduced into a criminal world that…

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White Lies
2013

White Lies (Tuakiri Huna)

New Zealand
2013

White Lies (Tuakiri Huna)

White Lies is a story about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is…

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The Orator
2011

The Orator (O Le Tulafale)

New Zealand, Samoa
2011

The Orator (O Le Tulafale)

Manu Asafo has described the film as an attempt “to portray Samoan culture”. It shows Samoans “surrounded by family and support”, in accordance with fa’aSamoa…

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Boy
2010

Boy

New Zealand
2010

Boy

Inspired by the Oscar nominated short film Two Cars, One Night, Boy is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.…

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Home By Christmas
2010

Home By Christmas

New Zealand
2010

Home By Christmas

A film memoir based on NZ Filmmaker Gaylene Preston’s interviews with her father about his World War II experiences

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The Strength of Water
2009

The Strength of Water

New Zealand, Germany
2009

The Strength of Water

Ten-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody, live happily in an isolated Maori community until an enigmatic stranger, Tai, arrives, precipitating an accident which forces the twins…

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Rain of the Children
2008

Rain of the Children

New Zealand
2008

Rain of the Children

Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe (Iwi tribal group, North Island, New Zealand) woman he filmed…

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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web
2017

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

New Zealand
2017

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

Special Mention, Best Documentary Feature Film, 2017 The larger-than-life story of Kim Dotcom, the “most wanted man online”, is extraordinary enough, but the battle between…

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Mosley
2019

Mosley

New Zealand, People's Republic of China
2019

Mosley

Mosley is the patriarch of a family of thoriphants – elephant-like creatures with facial features of a sheep – whose son discovers a collection of…

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The Justice of Bunny King
2021

The Justice of Bunny King

New Zealand
2021

The Justice of Bunny King

Bunny is a mother of two with a sketchy past and a razor sharp tongue. While battling the system to reunite with her children, a…

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