Are You Looking at Us?

PJ helmed, NZ-made Lord of the Rings…Russell Crowe in Beautiful Mind…Andrew Adamson co-directed Shrek. The Oscars go antipodean as the edge gives Hollywood a prod in tandem with a strong Australian presence. LotR is front-running, gaining 13 nominations. “The hit movie was made in New Zealand and has given the country its highest profile in the film world for years”. Jackson: “The awards are a by-product, they are not the reason you make a film. But I’m thrilled that so many Kiwis have been nominated.”


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Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

After a decade of being absent from the big screen, Academy Award-winner New Zealander Jane Campion is readying her first feature since 2009’s Bright Star. Campion will next direct her own…