The tyranny of distance

…didn’t stop Russell Crowe…talking at the Berlin Film Festival about his edge: “Growing up in New Zealand or Australia you look outwards, fully aware you’re living in the last two major land masses to be discovered”. Luckily, he went on,  both countries were economically able to keep up with world technology. “Just because we’re from the Antipodes doesn’t mean we can’t contribute”. And the Locarno Film Festival announces that its focus this year will be on New Zealand and Australian film-making.


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Taika Waititi Explains Our Sense of Humour

Taika Waititi Explains Our Sense of Humour

New Zealander Taika Waititi is now one of Hollywood’s hardest working filmmakers with a slew of projects in development, writes Joe Utichi, who interviews the director for entertainment news site, Deadline….