Park Road appoints new General Manager

Park Road appoints new General Manager

We are delighted to announce that Dean Watkins, previously Head of Production, is to take the reins as General Manager, effective immediately. Dean joined the team at Park Road in early 2011, leaving the world of film and television post production in Soho London, to make his home in Wellington. Dean has been an integral […]

The Documentary Masterpiece that is Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’: How life was brought back into 100 year old archival footage

The Documentary Masterpiece that is Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’: How life was brought back into 100 year old archival footage

What immediately stands out in Peter Jackson’s documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is the faces of its subjects. A painstaking restoration of century-old video footage from the First World War, the film is a complex project with a simple goal: to try to convey what it was like to live and fight on the Western Front …

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 […]