Park Road restores hours of B&W film from WW1 and completes post production on Sir Peter Jacksons ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Park Road restores hours of B&W film from WW1 and completes post production on Sir Peter Jacksons ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Black and white silent film footage from World War I has been transformed by Oscar-winning director Sir Peter Jackson into a 3D colour documentary film to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict. The legendary filmmaker painstakingly restored and coloured hours of archival footage and paired it with historical veterans’ interviews and a …

WETA Digital wins outstanding special visual effects Emmy for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘Beyond the Wall’ episode

WETA Digital wins outstanding special visual effects Emmy for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘Beyond the Wall’ episode

It was a milestone moment for Weta Digital winning its first Emmy for outstanding special visual effects for its work on a zombie polar bear at the Creative Arts Emmys this month.   Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor Wayne Stables told Mike Hosking it’s an important step to help get them into the television market. “The best …

Park Road visits the 2016 NAB Show®

Park Road visits the 2016 NAB Show®

Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities. The media and entertainment industry is rapidly growing, making the NAB Show®, the National Association of Broadcasters, a place to break free from conventional thinking and open minds to the future. Attendees from Park Road at this years show …

PDV grant working hard for New Zealand film industry

PDV grant working hard for New Zealand film industry

Park Road experienced firsthand the benefits of the reduced threshold applied to the 20% PDV Government incentive grant in late 2015. With the threshold lowered from $NZD1M down to $NZD500,000 an international feature film client who had sought out Park Road was encouraged to allocate more work to the facility thanks to the change. The …

NZ-Australian Co Production ‘Cleverman’ on SundanceTV

NZ-Australian Co Production ‘Cleverman’ on SundanceTV

American digital cable and television satellite network, SundanceTV, has acquired Australian-New Zealand drama series ‘Cleverman’ which will premiere in 2016. Set in a near future dystopian landscape, and based on the original concept by Ryan Griffen, ‘Cleverman’ tells the story of a group of non-humans forced to fight for survival in a world where humans …

Dolby Atmos Mix for Taika Waititi’s latest film

Dolby Atmos Mix for Taika Waititi’s latest film

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’, the latest film from New Zealand director Taika Waititi, was selected as one of two recipients of the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Sundance Institute® and the Dolby® Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, provided the film with …

Weta Workshop at the International Space Station

Weta Workshop at the International Space Station

For Weta Workshop’s most enthusiastic space fans, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity; a chance for a group of artists and technicians so often tasked with bringing imaginary Science-fiction and fantasy worlds to life to ask all of their burning questions to Kjell Lindgren aboard the International Space Station. Kjell was part of …