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 …

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 […]