Brain Dead Dolls

Wellington’s Weta Workshop will create practical and creature effects for American director Kristoffer Aaron Morgan’s independent horror film, The Home. “The Home is going to be an amazing film that we are thrilled to be part of,” Weta director Richard Taylor said. “We’ve enjoyed a fantastic career creating films for a number of directors, and now it’s time to make Aaron and [screenwriter] Eric [Vespe]’s film come to life.” First Showing writes: “Seriously, when was the last time you saw vacant-eyed dolls gnawing on an old woman? The artwork obviously depicts one of the nightmares preying upon the elderly residents at the nursing home wherein the story takes place.” Weta co-founder, Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, is delighted with Weta’s participation on the film. “The project is exciting to us,” Jackson said. “It’s the type of film we really like; it’s the type of film we used to make when we were younger. The gang down here are very enthusiastic about being involved in another wonderful little horror movie.” Weta Workshop is a 65,000 square foot facility in Wellington suburb, Miramar and is best-known for work done on The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


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Underplayed Doco Stacey’s Lee’s Homage to Women

Underplayed Doco Stacey’s Lee’s Homage to Women

Electronic music documentary Underplayed is the feature debut of New Zealand-born director Stacey Lee, who has been shortlisted for the Cannes Young Directors Award. “Filmed through a deeply intersectional feminist lens,…