The Dead Lands (2014) Teaser Trailer

The Dead Lands (2014) Teaser Trailer

Watch the teaser trailer for a New Zealand 2014 movie, The Dead Lands. An intense story about a a Maori chieftain’s teenage son that must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of …

Lease – 48 Hour Film Festival

Lease – 48 Hour Film Festival

Take a look at ‘Lease’ The Musical, the National Winner of the NZ ‘V’ 48 Hours Short Film Competition 2007 from the team Lense Flare. The V 48 Film Festival is a filmmaking competition where teams have just one weekend …

Everything We Loved Trailer

Everything We Loved Trailer

Four Knights Film, Celluloid dreams, Park Road Post and The New Zealand Film Commission present Everything we Loved, directed by Max Currie. NZ Entertainment Podcast (wal-reid) says “Without giving too much away, it’s a beautifully filmed movie, captivating to watch, …

Jemaine Clement at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Jemaine Clement at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

A Drink With.com interviews Jemaine Clement on the premiere of ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah and is one …

The Photographer – 48 Hour Film Festival

The Photographer – 48 Hour Film Festival

Take a look at a short film made by Viva La Dirt League for the 48 hour Film Festival about a photographer and a detective. Directed by Alan Morrison, written by Rowan Bettjeman / Byron Coll / Alan Morrison, Cinematographer …

Tama Tu – Short Film Excerpt

Tama Tu – Short Film Excerpt

NZ Film Commision presents a short film excerpt of Tama Tu. The short film is about Maori Battalion soldiers waiting for nightfall in the ruins of an Italian home. Forced into silence, they keep themselves amused with jokes and laughter …

Peter Jackson talks to James Nesbitt About NZ Film Industry

Peter Jackson talks to James Nesbitt About NZ Film Industry

Take a look at a small interview by James Nesbitt, also known as his character for Bofur in Peter Jackson’s three-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, as he interviews Peter Jackson about the history of the film industry in New …

What We Do In The Shadows – Official Trailer

What We Do In The Shadows – Official Trailer

Prepare to be laughing your socks with this playfully made movie about three vampire flatmates Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonny Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) who are just trying to get by in modern society. What We Do in the …

White Lies | Tuakiri Huna – Theatrical Trailer

White Lies | Tuakiri Huna – Theatrical Trailer

Take a look at this feature film, which follows M?ori medicine woman Paraiti who meets a M?ori servant and is drawn into helping a wealthy P?keh? woman with a life-threatening secret. Written by the producers of Whale Rider, directed by …

Peter Jackson & The Hobbit cast on There & Back Again

Peter Jackson & The Hobbit cast on There & Back Again

Peter Jackson and the Hobbit cast from Desolation Of Smaug tell us what they’re most excited about seeing in There & Back Again, also known as the The Hobbit part 3. Featuring Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch …

Xena Warrior Princess TV Opening

Xena Warrior Princess TV Opening

Take a nostalgic trip back in time and re-watch one of your all-time favourite television programme, Xena Warrior Princess. Filmed in New Zealand from 1995 and starring our very own Lucy Lawless.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Production Blog Part 14

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Production Blog Part 14

Take a peek at Peter Jackson’s fourth video blog for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In this entry, it’s all about the amazing development of the new music score recorded in the Wellington Town Hall.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Production Blog Part 13

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Production Blog Part 13

Take a peek at Peter Jackson’s third video blog for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In this entry, see exclusive scenes of Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves playing an exciting game of ping-pong, the creation of Smaug and more …

Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold

Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold

Take a look at an exclusive video clip from Warner Bros and TheOneRing.net from Peter Jackson’s film: The Hobbit. Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold is a song sung by Thorin II Oakenshield and company comprised with two verses from …

Giselle Official NZ Trailer

Giselle Official NZ Trailer

Watch the official trailer for Giselle by The Royal New Zealand Ballet, directed by Toa Fraser. Filmed at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, with additional filming taking place at Wellington’s St James Theatre and on the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s tour of …

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game

Take a look at this short film from Media Design School based on the steampunk sci-fi world of Dr Grordbort created by writer and artist Greg Broadmore from Weta Workshop. Media Design School is New Zealand’s most awarded tertiary provider …

The cast of ‘The Hobbit’ talk about The Book of New Zealand

The cast of ‘The Hobbit’ talk about The Book of New Zealand

The cast talk about their experiences in New Zealand and how “The Book of New Zealand” event transports them back to Middle Earth, a world between fantasy and reality.

The Making of The Book of New Zealand

The Making of The Book of New Zealand

To celebrate the 2013 release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson and the cast unveil a giant, New Zealand-themed pop-up book at The Beverly Hilton, with Tourism New Zealand. Watch the making of how they created this …

Introducing the ‘Book of New Zealand’

Introducing the ‘Book of New Zealand’

Take a look at the video for the opening ceremony of the “Book of New Zealand”,promoting Tourism New Zealand and the 2013 release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Featuring Peter Jackson, a fearsome dragon and stunning New Zealand …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 12

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 12

Take a peek at Peter Jackson’s second video blog of 2013 for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In this entry, Peter Jackson shows lots of behind the scene footage, including spider fights, stunts, and new elf scenes.

The Hobbit Fan Event

The Hobbit Fan Event

To get fans ready for the next installment of The Hobbit , a live worldwide Fan Event was held on 4 November 2013. For those who have missed out, watch this video of the live event for The Hobbit: The …

LEGO The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Teaser Trailer

LEGO The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Teaser Trailer

Ever wondered what The Hobbit would look like as Lego? This fan-made video uses Lego to recreate the trailer for Peter Jackson’s, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, to show the fans’ love and support for the film.

Shelved – Short Film by MDS Student

Shelved – Short Film by MDS Student

Take a look at this amazing animated short film created by Auckland’s Media Design School. Directed by James Cunningham, ‘Shelved’ was the winner of three top awards at the Los Angeles Movie Awards and won the Best Animated Short at …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 11

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 11

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s first video blog of 2013 for the early production of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This time, the Hobbit crew get back together in New Zealand and show the new and amazing sets …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 10

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 10

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s tenth behind the scenes video blog during the ending of the production and the premiere of The Hobbit. This time, we see the Wellington getting prepared for the big event as fans come from …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 9

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 9

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s eighth behind the scenes video blog during the post-production, leading to the release of The Hobbit. This time, we see the crew working around the clock trying to finish the movie due two days …

Trailer: Beyond The Edge

Trailer: Beyond The Edge

For the first time ever, Sir Edmund Hillary will be brought back to life on the big screen using both original colour footage and photographs in this breath-taking 3D film, Beyond the Edge. Beyond the Edge will be in New …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 8

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 8

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s eighth behind the scenes video blog during the final days of filming of The Hobbit. This time, we are at Comic-Con along with some of the film’s actors including Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood and …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 7

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 7

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s seventh behind the scenes video blog during the filming of The Hobbit. This time, Peter Jackson takes us on a tour of Stone Street Studios with sneak peaks of the sets, weapons, costumes and …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 6

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 6

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s sixth behind the scenes video blog during the filming of The Hobbit. In this particular video, Peter Jackson and the crew are heading from location to location, shooting scenes around New Zealand.

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 5

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 5

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s fifth behind the scenes video blog of the filming of The Hobbit. This time, Peter Jackson talks to us about the idea of location shooting and what it entails to move all the equipment …

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog, Part 4

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog, Part 4

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s fourth behind the scenes video blog in the early stages of the filming of The Hobbit. This time, Peter Jackson talks about 3D filming, the cameras and special effects.

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 3

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 3

Take a look at Peter Jackson’s third behind the scenes video blog in the early stages of the filming of The Hobbit. This time, the cast and crew talk about their favourite memories from the first few months of shooting…

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 2

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 2

Watch Peter Jackson’s second behind the scenes video blog in the early stages of the filming of The Hobbit. Peter discusses how he and his crew went location scouting around New Zealand to find the best scenes for The Hobbit.

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 1

The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes – Production Video Blog Part 1

Watch Peter Jackson’s first behind the scenes video blog in the early stages of the filming of The Hobbit. In this 2011 video Peter discusses The Hobbit during its very early stages and offers viewers a peek at what went …

Wild About New Zealand

Wild About New Zealand

A stunning preview for the Natural History New Zealand produced television series, Wild About New Zealand, which follows Gus Roxburgh as he travels through New Zealand’s National Parks and connects with the rangers, scientists and conservationists passionate about preserving them.

Trailer: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Trailer: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Watch the official trailer for Peter Jackson’s 2013 film, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

Trailer: Mr Pip

Trailer: Mr Pip

Watch the trailer for the 2013 film, Mr Pip, based on New Zealand writer Lloyd Jones’ seminal novel.

New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth

New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth

Take a journey through Middle-earth with the cast of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Trailer: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

Trailer: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

The trailer for Peter Jackson’s 2012 film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Trailer: LOTR – Return of the King

Trailer: LOTR – Return of the King

The trailer for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Trailer: LOTR – The Two Towers

Trailer: LOTR – The Two Towers

The trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Bret McKenzie Nominated for Oscar

Bret McKenzie Nominated for Oscar

Bret McKenzie speaks to Conan about his Oscar nomination and acting in Lord of the Rings.

Bret McKenzie Sings with Kermit

Bret McKenzie Sings with Kermit

Bret McKenzie and Kermit the Frog sing ‘Life’s a Happy Song’ from The Muppets.

Proud of Being a New Zealander: Keisha Castle-Hughes

Proud of Being a New Zealander: Keisha Castle-Hughes

Keisha Castle-Hughes reflects on what makes her most proud to be a New Zealander.

Trailer: Heavenly Creatures

Trailer: Heavenly Creatures

The trailer for Peter Jackson's film, Heavenly Creatures.

Trailer: Meet the Feebles

Trailer: Meet the Feebles

The trailer for Peter Jackson's second official film, Meet the Feebles.

Trailer: The Vitner’s Luck

Trailer: The Vitner’s Luck

The trailer for Niki Caro's film, The Vitner's luck.

Lovebirds: Official Trailer

Lovebirds: Official Trailer

The official trailer for the New Zealand film Lovebirds featuring Rhys Darby.

Trailer: My Wedding and Other Secrets

Trailer: My Wedding and Other Secrets

The trailer for My Wedding and Other Secrets - a romantic comedy with a Kiwi-Asian twist.

Trailer: The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

Trailer: The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell

The trailer for The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell, featuring Robyn Malcolm.

BOY: Official Trailer

BOY: Official Trailer

The official trailer for the hit New Zealand film, BOY.

Trailer: Whale Rider

Trailer: Whale Rider

The trailer for the New Zealand favourite, Whale Rider.

Boy: Poi E Music Video

Boy: Poi E Music Video

The BOY music video for the classic song, Poi E.

Trailer: Out of the Blue

Trailer: Out of the Blue

The trailer for Out of the Blue, a film based on the 1990 Aramoana shootings.

Anna Paquin Wins Oscar

Anna Paquin Wins Oscar

Relive that unforgetable moment when 11 year-old Anna Paquin won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Piano.