World’s fastest kiwi

Screenwriter and director Roger Donaldson’s film The World’s Fastest Indian was a roaring success at the Cannes Film Festival. It has quickly become the most sought after feature in the Cannes Market with key distributors clamouring to secure it. Anthony Hopkins plays New Zealander Burt Munro, a man who spent several decades modifying a 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle. The film follows Munro as he fulfills his lifelong ambition to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, where he eventually sets the land-speed world record that still remains unbroken. Shot on location in New Zealand and Salt Lake City, Utah, Donaldson describes it as “an uplifting and inspirational story in the spirit of such films as Rocky, Billy Elliot and Chariots of Fire.”


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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…