Keeping it Local

One of NZ’s most successful producers Tim White returned to work on Toa Fraser’s debut feature No.2. An Ilam graduate, White’s producing credits include Ned Kelly, Map of the Human Heart, Two Hands, Oscar and Lucinda, and Death in Brunswick. He was chief executive of Fox Icon, a cooperative venture between 20th Century Fox and Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions, and until last year headed Working Title Australia, the Antipodean branch of the UK production house behind Bridget Jones, Billy Elliot and Four Weddings and a Funeral. White describes working on No.2 as the best homecoming he could ever ask for in an interview with Stuff. “I was really drawn to finding a story that explored the incredibly vivid, energetic Pasifika culture and the very thing that made Auckland attractive in a way that I’d never really appreciated long ago.” His next project is Scarfies director Robert Sarkies’ film about the Aramoana massacre.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…