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 …

2015 Wellingtonian of the Year

2015 Wellingtonian of the Year

Sir Richard Taylor has been named the Supreme Winner at the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards. As well as taking out the Arts category, the CEO and co-founder of Weta Workshop won the award for outstanding contribution to the entertainment and creative industries. Almost 400,000 visitors have seen his most recent project, a collaboration between […]

2015 SPADA Conference – 18th Annual Industry Awards

2015 SPADA Conference – 18th Annual Industry Awards

WIFT member Alyx Duncan and her short film ‘The Tide Keeper’ have joined a line of prestigious filmmakers by winning the Oscar®-accredited Lightbox Best Film Award at the Show Me Shorts awards, along with the 2015 New Filmmaker of the Year award.   2015 has been a breakthrough year for Alyx Duncan. Two days after […]

Jenna Udy joins Park Road Production team

Jenna Udy joins Park Road Production team

Jenna returned to New Zealand in May of this year after a stint in the UK working for CinemaLive, an event cinema film distribution company. As Distribution Manager, Jenna worked with independent cinemas and chains across the UK, Europe, Central and South America and Asia. On her return, Jenna held the role of Wellington Festival […]