On Film

Posted on March 18, 2010 by Mike Riddell

For those breathless with anticipation to read all the goss about the making of The Insatiable Moon, trip down to your local quality bookstore to pick up the latest issue of Onfilm magazine. Better still, subscribe to it and be up with the play about the NZ film industry.

This is the second of three articles about the remarkable journey of Moon toward wowing the world on the big screen. The first covered the development process, the current one describes the shoot, and the final installment will describe the sales and distribution progress of the film.

I particularly like the pullout quote which editor Nick Grant has used for the current article:

The shoot was suffused by a kind of everyday magic.

Nick also poses the following question in his editorial:

In the meantime, I’d like to know what people think about Mike Riddell’s view of what I guess one might describe as the cost of professionalism of the NZ screen industry… do you agree that the development of our screen sector has led to more mercenary motives and less “energy, innovation and cooperation” when telling our own stories? Letters please.

So drop a line to editor@onfilm.co.nz and let’s start a debate!

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  1. Sumner Burstyn says:

    I can’t wait to see your film. Watching from the sidelines I saw some of that magic. How about the night the cat ran across the shot, at the perfect moment, perfectly expressing the action and meaning of the shot. Godsmackingly amazing.


    March 18th, 2010 at 7:59 am ()

  2. mikeriddell says:

    Yep – amazingly, the editor hadn’t picked that shot up and had used a different take! We made sure he found the one with the cat. Can’t afford to waste that kind of serendipity!

    March 18th, 2010 at 8:04 am ()

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