Local epic lures Donaldson home

An interview with The World’s Fastest Indian director Roger Donaldson is the cover story for the October issue of Inside Film. Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, the feature is described as the culmination of a 3-year dream for Donaldson, who made a documentary about the film’s subject – Invercargill land speed record holder Burt Munro – back in 1971. As well as speaking about the movie itself, the US-based director talks about the present state of the NZ film industry (“pretty impressive… NZ seems to make a fair mark for itself”) and his own desire to make more films back home. “I’ve got some [films] in development and some more movies I’d like to make in NZ,” he says. “If I had a great science fiction movie to make or something like that I’d definitely think about making it in NZ … I’m always looking for some excuse to come back.”


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Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Wellington-born stage and costume designer Kristian Fredrikson is celebrated in a new book by renowned Melbourne dance writer, curator and historian Michelle Potter. Fredrikson, who was born in 1940, took art classes…