Kiwis on Both Sides of the Camera

Fresh on the heels of her international success with Whale Rider, Niki Caro is to direct an as yet untitled feature for Warner Bros. Starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek and Sean Bean, the film is based on the true story of a sexual discrimination case at a US mining company. Other Kiwis making waves in the international film industry include Melanie Lynskey – pictured above (in Heart of Gold), Truman Show screenwriter Andrew Niccol (wrote and directed Lord of War starring Nicholas Cage), Marton Csokas (appearing in The Great Raid, Aeon Flux and Ridely Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven), Geoff Murphy (directing big budget fantasy The Last Unicorn), Ellory Elkayem (directing Return of the Dead 4 & 5 and The Ninth Passenger), Anna Paquin (in Darkness and the upcoming The Squid and the Whale), Daniel Gillies (stars in Western miniseries Into the West), Kerry Fox (in British tabloid expose Rag Tale), Lee Tamahori (directing The Guide with Halle Berry and Next with Julianne Moore), Lloyd Phillips (produced Racing Stripes and The Legend of Zorro), Tim Bevan (producing Everest) and Gavin Scott (has written the screenplay for Hollywood film about the Krakatoa eruption).


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Aaradhna’s India Tour Was a Soul-Searching Trip

Aaradhna’s India Tour Was a Soul-Searching Trip

With four successful albums to her credit and glowing reviews around the world, award-winning singer Aaradhna, 35, who grew up in Porirua, was recently on a tour of India. Here’s what…