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 […]

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 …

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 …