Filmmakers from Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) are on a mission to tell the stories of Indonesia’s orphaned orangutans in their documentary called Orangutan Jungle School. Watch the trailer here.
Paora Joseph’s Māui’s Hook explores and invites open discussion of suicide through the brave testimony of five grieving families travelling to Cape Reinga. The film screened at this year’s NZ International Film Festival.
Kiwi actress Rose McIver recently starred in Netflix’s sequel to their ultra-successful 2017 film, A Christmas Prince. Watch the trailer here. McIver is known for her role as Olivia Moore in iZombie.
Watch the trailer for new Born Racer here. The documentary is set against four-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon’s “2017 IndyCar season.
Watch the official trailer for She Shears, a film that portrays five female shearers “as they head for black-shirt glory at the Golden Shears – the world’s premier shearing championships in Masterton.”
Watch this six minute clip by Forces TV to find out more about Peter Jackson’s new film ‘They Shall Not Grow Old‘. Jackson restored and colorized nearly 100 hours of original WWI footage from Britain’s Imperial War Museum for the film.
Watch the second trailer for Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines, which is based on the Philip Reeve book and is set hundreds of years after civilization has been destroyed. In the film mankind lives in huge, roaming cities, moving lands that prey on smaller, …
New Zealander Melanie Lynskey is starring in Hulu’s Castle Rock as Molly Strand, a clairvoyant real-estate agent with a pill habit. The series is based on characters and settings from the stories of Stephen King. Watch the trailer here.
The Changeover, an adaptation of Margaret Mahy’s novel of the same name, follows teenager Laura (Erana James) who tries to rescue her young brother from a supernatural force. The film was directed by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt.
Watch the official trailer to new shark thriller The Meg, which stars Cliff Curtis and was filmed in New Zealand and China. In the film, “a deep-sea submersible” is attacked by a Megalodon, “previously thought to be extinct”, and now lies disabled at …
Independent film The Parting Glass, starring New Zealand actress Anna Paquin, follows a family that is grappling with the death of their younger sister’s death. The film was directed by Stephen Moyer.
Watch this Entertainment Tonight interview with Zazie Beetz and New Zealand actor Julian Dennison to find out more about the young actors’ Deadpool 2 filming experience. Dennison is known for his role in Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
In Yellow is Forbidden, Pietra Brettkelly takes us into the opulent world of show-stopping Chinese designer Guo Pei as she prepares to make her Paris debut” Watch the trailer here. Yellow is Forbidden premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, New York earlier this year.
Kiwi Thomasin McKenzie stars in Leave No Trace as Tom, who lives off-the-grid with her father Will. The film was directed by Debra Granik and has received a lot of praise around the world.
Wellington Paranormal is the first of a handful of continuations of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows and debuts on TVNZ 2 on July 11. Watch the trailer here.
Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines is based on the dystopic novels of Peter Reeve and plays in the future where major cities are mechanized vehicles that prey on smaller towns. Watch the first full trailer here.
Last month Netflix released science fiction thriller Anon, which plays in a futuristic world where privacy and anonymity no longer exist. Anon was directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol and is starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.
Watch this short teaser of Kim Swims – a documentary about Kim Chambers’ record-breaking solo swim from the Farallon Islands, about 48km off the coast of San Francisco back under the Golden Gate Bridge. Chambers became the first woman to take …
Watch the teaser to the new Amazon Prime series: All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks. The series shows a glimpse behind the scenes of the most successful rugby team worldwide.
The Breaker Upperers is the latest unique Kiwi comedy which is described as a “must-watch” for fans of Boy or Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The film was executive produced by Taika Waititi and written & directed by Jackie van Beek & …
Watch the trailer to Sam Neill’s new movie ‘Sweet Country’ in which the New Zealander plays a missionary making a new life for himself on the Australian frontier in the 1920s. He gets drawn into the search for an Aboriginal stockman, Sam Kelly, …
Watch the trailer to acclaimed Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour, which was written by New Zealand-born filmmaker Anthony McCarten. McCarten is best known for the screenplay he wrote for The Theory of Everything.
Watch the trailer for Peter Jackson’s latest project Mortal Engines here. The film is based on the bestselling book by Peter Reeve. Visual effects specialist Christian Rivers is directing the project.
Watch the trailer for Kiwi Christmas – a 2017 festive film directed by Tony Simpson. Kiwi Christmas comes to NZ cinemas on November 30.
Anna Paquin is starring in Netflix’s limited series Alias Grace, which is based on Margaret Atwood’s novel. The series was written by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron. Watch the official trailer here.
Watch this clip to hear Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi talk about making his first action superhero movie. He also reveals which member of the cast surprised him the most.
Watch the trailer for Waru – an NZ film, in which eight different female directors share their insights into the complexity of child abuse. At the centre of their stories is Waru, a boy killed at the hands of a caregiver.
Watch this ODE interview with New Zealand actor KJ Apa, who plays Archie Andrews in Riverdale. KJ Apa was born in Auckland and is known for starring as Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand prime-time soap opera Shortland Street.
In 1999 Helen Clark became NZ’s first elected female Prime Minister, in 2016 she attempted to become the United Nations’ first ever female Secretary-General. Watch the trailer to the documentary about her bid for the top job here. It was made …
Watch the trailer for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok here. The film was directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi and is scheduled to be released in NZ in October.
Watch this clip to hear Rose McIver being interviewed about Season 4 of iZombie, the change in who knows about zombies, and Liv as a rebel.
A Wrinkle in Time is an upcoming film based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. Part of the movie was filmed in New Zealand. Watch the teaser here.
Watch the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, which was directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi. The film is scheduled to be released on 26th October 2017 in New Zealand.
Watch the trailer for Phil Keoghan’s Le RIDE -“a re-enactment of the 1928 Tour de France ride by the four-person Australasian team”. To read more about the film please click here.
Watch the trailer for Kiwi drama One Thousand Ropes, which was directed by Tusi Tamasese and produced by Catherine Fitzgerald. The film premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
Watch the first trailer for the documentary about motor racing icon McLaren. It is directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, The World’s Fastest Indian) and will come to cinemas in 2017.
Watch the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt and Michael Wincott. Part of the movie was filmed in Wellington.
New Zealander KJ Apa, known by many as Kane Jenkins in Shortland Street, is starring in American teen drama series based on the characters by Archie Comics. Watch this clip to watch him in an interview.
Poi E “is the latest chapter in director/writer Tearepa Kahi’s exploration of New Zealand’s musical history.” Watch the trailer here.
Watch the trailer of ‘The Rehearsal’ – an adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s debut novel, which was directed by Alison Maclean and was one of two Kiwi films that was screened at the Toronto Film Festival 2016.
Watch the first Sneak Peek for Ghost in the Shell, an upcoming American science fiction crime film based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The movie is starring Scarlett Johansson and was partially filmed in Wellington.
Watch the trailer for Sarah Jessica Parker’s new HBO project Divorce starring Kiwi actor Jemaine Clement and Thomas Haden Church.
Watch the trailer for The Light Between Oceans starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz. The film features scenes that have been shot in New Zealand.
Watch this full Moana trailer – the official Olympics TV spot. In Moana, once-mighty demigod Maui, played by Dwayne Johnson and Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) embark on an adventure across the ocean.
Watch the new trailer for Pete’s Dragon, the reimagining of the beloved 1977 live-action/animated film. The movie was filmed in New Zealand.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary Chasing Great, which follows Richie McCaw’s final 365 days leading the All Blacks. Richie McCaw became the first person to captain back-to-back World Cup wins.
Kiwi actress Kimberley Crossman landed a major role in Hashtaggers. In the new web series she plays Nikki Hart, who runs a small company that tries to boost the online profiles of far-from-A-list celebs. The actress was put forward for a potential …
In ancient Oceania in the South Pacific, the young Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) is a born navigator who sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her journey, she teams up with her hero and legendary demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson). Watch …
The Greenstone, which was filmed in New Zealand, is the story of a young woman who leaves South Africa and comes to new Zealand to find her father. With her she carries a greenstone, a photo and a name. Will she find …
Watch the trailer for ‘This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy’, which premiered at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival 2016. The Kiwi feature film was made by filmmaker Christian Nicolson and co-writer Andrew Beszant and was previously awarded …
Have a laugh with the ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ cast (Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Rhys Darby and Julian Dennison) as they stop by the Sundance studio to discuss their new film adaptation of Barry Crump’s Wild Pork and Watercress.
Have a look at the official trailer for Hunt for the Wilderpeople. A story about a national manhunt when a kid and his foster uncle go missing in the New Zealand bush, based on the novel ‘Wild Pork and Watercress’ …
Watch the unique movie trailer ‘Tickled’ a documentary by New Zealander David Farrier, a journalist who stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to …
Watch the behind the scenes at Weta Workshop as they help to produce a new series of the 1960’s “Thunderbirds Are Go”. The television series made by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures, produced using a combination of CGI and miniatures …
Watch the inspiring trailer for the movie Mahana based on Witi Ihimaera novel Bulibasha and directed by Lee Tamahori. Māori cast also includes Temuera Morrison, Nancy Brunning and Jim Moriarty. Mahana debuted at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.
You better watch out, you better not cry… Because Krampus is here! Weta Workshop brings this terrifying character alive from the depths of the workshop floor, along with a, array of some scary beasties!