UK Screenings

“Call it One Flew Over The Kiwi’s Nest… There’s a remarkable sense of place and emotional power, in a moving, original movie that deserves to be seen.”


Empire Magazine

“loved the film! A huge testament to all involved…. as a punter you’re never thinking it’s a low-budget film,  just engrossed in a fascinating story”

Dan Lawson
Head of Production, Development & Inward Investment
Screen West Midlands

The Empire cinema, Leicester Square, from March 4. Ticket sales are now live – go here – where you simply need to scroll down to The Insatiable Moon, choose your date, and book.

Glasgow Film Theatre (25 – 27th March): http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/whats_on/2560_the_insatiable_moon

Hippodrome Bo’ness (27th and 28th April): http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/events/venue.asp?vid=26

Eden Court in Inverness (28th-30th April): http://www.eden-court.co.uk/

Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore (26th May): http://www.number8.org/events/2011-5-26/index.html

Clywd Theatre Cmyru (14th-15th June): http://www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk/whatson/index.html?calendarDate=1_5_2011&monthSelected=true

London Premiere – 11 October

Monday 11th October saw the gala premiere of the film at Cineworld in the West End. A packed house demonstrated huge enthusiasm for the film, which included a lively Q&A featuring lead actor Rawiri Paratene and director Rosemary Riddell. UK producer Pip Piper said of the evening:

“The London premiere was amazing for many reasons, firstly here was the film we have all been apart of for so many years up on the big screen in the west end! to boot it was exactly the same cinema and screen we all sat in 8 years ago to see the “whale rider” premiere at which we discussed making the insatiable moon. A capacity crowd with great audience reactions, full of laughter and solemn silence and a lively and very positive Q and A afterwards”
Pip Piper: UK producer, blue hippo media

Some comments from those who attended:

It was great to be there, great to see the film in a foreign land and to see how a powerful story can cross borders

It is a beautiful film, emotive and Inspiring

It was an extraordinary movie and one that left me deeply moved, it was a good 30 minutes after I left the cinema before I felt capable of trying to string a few words together.  Clearly it’s a great story, and it was superbly shot and acted.

The Insatiable Moon is a great movie, very entertaining but challenging on the issue of community care of vulnerable people.  It deserves many awards.

I was impressed, you should be proud of yourselves

What a triumph!  We loved the movie; poignant, moving.  And I hope it gets the broadcast it deserves.  There can’t be many film premieres that finish  up with a deep discussion on mental health issues, the meaning of life,  spirituality, a person with mental health issues in a gold suit and all washed down with a Maori blessing.

Birmingham Premiere – 18 October

The film was screened to another full house, a great and eclectic group of people, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Sponsored by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, the evening started with drinks in the bar and concluded with another superb Q&A session. Once again the feedback about the film was ecstatic. One audience member wrote:

“I was in the audience last night so it was a double pleasure of seeing a wonderfully moving film and having the chance to hear the writer, director, and lead actor talk about the film.  While I think the generaI public can enjoy this film as they would with any entertaining film, I kept thinking how good it was that this film has such a strong message to our humanity.  On my way home, I found myself smiling at a stranger who was eating alone, sitting at the window of a  food restaurant and really made a connection with him.  There should be an Arthur in all our lives.”

And a few photos of the events – London photos courtesy of Jenny Green Photography