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 …

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 …