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Update: Arrived in Wellington

Hi All, I have arrived in Wellington, it is a lovely morning, having a coffee, eggs and a muffin. Looking forward to the World Premiere of “An Animated Guy”, but very nervous. I had some nice words from Guy last night on the way down. He seems really amped, he always says nice things about the short. See you guys […]

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Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Directed: The Russo Brothers Featuring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jnr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany At the end of the day all you have are friends and family. That’s it. Everything else just falls away. That’s what is at the center of CA:CW, a film that offers as much human drama as the overblown action […]

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Breaking News:Documentary Edge Festival 2016: Critters in short films

Documentary Edge Festival 2016: Critters in short films Today “An Animated Guy” and its director were mentioned in a new Stuff.co.nz article. Click Link or see below. The festival hosts the world premiere of An Animated Guy, a 15-minute film focusing on Guy Capper, directed by John Spry. When director Spry, was made redundant in 2014 after working with a bank […]

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Review: “Eddie the Eagle” (2016)

Director: Dexter Fletcher Featuring: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken and Jim Broadbent Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman are both excellent in this inspired by a true story “Eddie the Eagle”, the English ski jumper who made it to the 1988 Winter Olympics and made a huge impression there and at home. Its great seeing these two actors fresh from […]

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Review: “Midnight Special” (2016)

Review: Midnight Special (2016) Directed: Jeff Nichols Featuring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepherd and Jaeden Lieberher. Jeff Nichols the director who brought us Mud (2012), Take Shelter (2011) and Shotgun Stories (2007) brings us another genre bending story Midnight Special along with regular collaborator the always-excellent Michael Shannon. This story sees a father and son […]

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Review: “The Jungle Book” (2016)

Well its now official Disney has won movies. With all the franchises and studios they own – Pixar, Marvel, Lucas – there does not seem to be a month that goes by when they release a thoroughly excellent movie, whether its Zootopia, this months Jungle Book or next months Civil War Disney are churning out big budget extravaganzas which not […]

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Doc Edge Launch

Hi all I have just been to the launch of the 2016 Documentary Edge Festival at the Auckland Art Gallery and it was just awesome. My first taste of a real festival with my short doco in it. I could not have asked for more. With my good friend Rorro. We met lots of other directors and producers. And we watched the documentary Song of Lahore just excellent.

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Review: “The Witch”

One of the most popular genres for debut film makers to dip their toes into is the Horror genre. That means that every year there are hundreds of new horror films being released on to DVD, BR, streaming and at the movies. Most often they are cheap knock offs of familiar sub-genres, werewolves, vampires and zombies as well as found […]

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The Dominion Press

I have been interviewed for about half an hour by the Dominion newspaper in Wellington. It was very exciting talking about the last year and how “An Animated guy” came into being. How I met Guy and the cool people I met making the documentary. A special shout out to: Guy Capper, Tim Capper, Ros Capper, Jemaine Clement, Laura Tait, […]