Ghost in the Shell; Turning Original Manga into Film

Ghost in the Shell; Turning Original Manga into Film

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major […]

Gilbert, Lemmon and two Oscars

Gilbert, Lemmon and two Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards wrapped up two weeks ago in a whirl of controversy, but for the New Zealand film industry it certainly didn’t overshadow the iconic victories of a few new Oscar winners. Two New Zealanders, John Gilbert and Dan Lemmon, were nominated for Academy Awards this year in the categories of ‘Best Film […]

Kiwi flavours in South America’s first Sci-Fi Horror

Kiwi flavours in South America’s first Sci-Fi Horror

Pacifico, a South-American film by Gonzalo Gutierrez is set to become the continents’ first science-fiction piece when it premieres in 2017. It tells the story of a group of young people who set out for an island in the Colombian Pacific, where outsiders are prohibited from entering. Manipulated by the island’s local population, who want to protect themselves […]

Park Road at Stella Maris Chapel

Park Road at Stella Maris Chapel

Over the past few months Park Road’s Director of Engineering Sound, John Neill, has been recording a number of music projects at the Stella Maris Chapel in Seatoun, making use of the excellent acoustical environment it provides. Carolyn Mills, a Harpist from the NZSO has partly recorded a CD which has one more days recording …

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 …

A flickering truth about film in Afghanistan

A flickering truth about film in Afghanistan

With the 10th annual Screen Edge Forum hosted at Park Road this month, the theme of documentary making is exciting local filmmakers and cinefiles. A film from last years forum has gone on to earn a highly acclaimed reputation. Pietra Brettkelly’s ‘A Flickering Truth’, serves its audience as a revelatory document about Afghanistan’s current travails and the …

Park Road hosts the 10th annual Screen Edge Forum

Park Road hosts the 10th annual Screen Edge Forum

Park Road will play host to a range of documentary-making talent on the 13th of May during this years Screen Edge Forum, part of Doc Edge; New Zealand’s International Documentary Film Festival. For ten years, Screen Edge has been an essential part of the Doc Edge Festival, to promote idea sharing and debate in a lively …

Pete’s Dragon flying high in New Zealand

Pete’s Dragon flying high in New Zealand

August 16th 2016 will see the release of a re-imagining of Walt Disney Productions’ cherished family film ‘Pete’s Dragon’. Directed by David Lowery and executive produced by long time partner of the New Zealand film industry, Barrie Osborne, ‘Pete’s Dragon’ shares the story of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who …

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 …