Archive for February, 2009

February 28, 2009  |  No comments

Distractions

I've been down in the fair city of Dunedin for most of the week, where among other things I was doing some filming for a doco I'm making. Our venerable director (of Moon) meanwhile has been shovelling snow in the...

February 26, 2009  |  No comments

Arthur

The story of Arthur, hero of The Insatiable Moon, is based on a real character I knew in Ponsonby. He...

February 24, 2009  |  No comments

Buckets

Director Gillies Mackinnon and I have been having a bit of banter. He's in the process of reading the latest (and...

February 23, 2009  |  No comments

Rawiri

Last week I drove up to Auckland to have a coffee with Rawiri Paratene, who will play the lead role...

February 20, 2009  |  No comments

A New Role

As part of the new deal, I've taken up the position of NZ producer of the film, through my production...

February 19, 2009  |  No comments

Give Us A Green

The year (2008) trundled on. In May it had seemed that we were closing. Now we were marooned for lack...

February 18, 2009  |  No comments

A Not Quite Done Deal

In order to access NZ Film Commission funding, we needed one small piece of the jigsaw to be in place...

February 17, 2009  |  No comments

Two Into One

The smallest of fishhooks. One of the things we did in Cannes was meet with the NZ Film Commission's development...

February 16, 2009  |  No comments

Yes We Cannes!

2008 - six years since we got under way. Things are looking good. The NZ Film Commission finally comes on...

February 13, 2009  |  No comments

Wales Rider

The Bradley Boys (now NZ producers) make an application to NZ Film Commission for some script funding. Despite having prime...