Starring the amazing Hariata Moriarty as Missy, “Cousins” is a powerful story of three cousins who spend a lifetime in search of each other, separated by circumstances yet connected by blood. The story of Mata, raised by a cruel guardian who keeps her from her family, Makareta, the reluctant princess of her tribe, and Missy, overlooked but in the end the glue that holds them together. Three cousins, once thrown together and as women grown apart, ultimately sharing a connection that can never be broken.
Written by Briar Grace - Smith & Patricia Grace, directed by Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace - Smith. Producers: Ainsley Gardiner and Georgina Allison Conder
Based on Patricia Grace's classic novel, “Cousins” will be released nationwide (NZ) on 4 March 2021. View trailer
Karl Willetts wrapped 2020 shooting on "Punch" alongside Tim Roth.
Writer and director Welby Ings commented, “This story is very close to my heart, and I’m thrilled to be bringing it to life. I’m excited to be collaborating with the extraordinarily talented Tim Roth. It’s wonderful to welcome him to a film set in Aotearoa.”
Punch is written and directed by Welby Ings, produced by Robin Murphy (Lowdown Dirty Criminals) for Robin Murphy Productions and Catherine Fitzgerald (The Orator, Bellbird) of Blueskin Films and will be released in late 2021.
Robin stars as Damian in "Sex & Death" on SBS Viceland. Sex and Death is a comedic feature that follows aspiring but hopeless Charlie and her lost cause attempts at romance, Robin plays a duplicitious lover.
Produced by Kewel Studios, Sex and Death airs on 27 November 2020
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Jodine has recently completed filming on Australian TV Docu- Series, "Deadly Women", produced by Beyond Productions.
Deadly Women fuses bone chilling story telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history's most alluring, intriguing and horrifying female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past and delves into a deadly world shaped by spiraling forces that are beyond the women's control: obsession, greed, and revenge.
Hayley stars as the antagonist in feature film "Guilt" which is to be released in the US on September 15th on Amazon Prime.
Hayley's role as the gritty Grace, is a step into a darker world from her previous work, one role winning her best comedy actress at the LA Webfest.
Dominik was booked to appear in the "Melbourne Comedy Festival" but Covid-19 interfered with those plans but she is currently appearing in the latest "Lexus" commercial
Peyton has released a new song, "Looped" She wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered it in lockdown. Great way to use her time and I think it's her best song yet. Check it out here
Karl Willetts has been announced as part of the cast for the upcoming Jane Campion film, "The Power of the Dog". Karl joins Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smith-McPhee and fellow Kiwi and rising star Thomasin McKenzie.
The screenplay, written by Jane Campion is an adaptation of the Thomas Savage Novel. The plot follows a pair of brothers who own a large ranch in Montana are pitted against each other when one of them gets married.
Netflix will release the film in 2021 in theatres and on it’s platform. Transmission Films will release the film theatrically in Australia and New Zealand.
Vanessa recently completed shooting on "Jumanji, The Next Level" which released in December 2019 and "Black Lightening" an American superhero television drama series, developed by Salim Akil, that premiered on The CW on January 16, 2018.
After a short break in LA she is back in Atlanta as a recurring guest star on "Doom Patrol" AND stunts on Marvel Studios "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier"
Peyton has released her latest song and it’s stunning. Peyton is a 17 year old New Zealand artist with a great voice who writes and produces her own music. She wins practically every competition she enters and is already working regularly as a musician.
You can listen to her latest song here
Hariata features in Sam Kelly directed feature film "Savage" which was released this week at the Busan Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival. Casting by Miranda Rivers
and Jermaine Clement's "Wellington Paranormal" which is a spin-off from the 2014 film "What We Do In The Shadows".
The film was written, directed and performed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement and last year America's FX channel commissioned a series based on it – also called What We Do In The Shadows. Cast by Tina Cleary.
After several years, treading the boards in plays in Wellington, Victoria is currently starring as the lead in the Trade Me;There’s someone for everything TVC.
Peter has been cast as Leonato, Lord of Messina in the open air, Shakespearean comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing", to be celebrated at the Fairfield Ampitheatre, Melbourne from January 24 to February 1, 2020.
Produced by GJ Productions.
Bevin has featured in numerous TV shows and feature films over the years and now his latest commercial for NZTA is on air.
Alana stars in the recent Fujitsu TV commercial
Mustangs FC", reprising her role of Ruby. Celine has just completed filming on Season 3 of ""Mustangs FC" airs in Australia on ABC ME, in the UK on CBBC and Universal Kids in North America.
Cast by Mullinars Sydney, Mustangs FC was nominated for Best Children's television series in 2017 at the AACTA Awards and in 2018 won Fiona Banks won Best Direction of a Children's Drama Series. In 2018 Mustangs was also nominated for a Logie award as Outstanding Children 's Program.
Vanessa has just returned from Atlanta working on Jumanji: The Next Level. Trailer here and is straight into her recurring guest star role on DC's "Doom Patrol" also shooting in Atlanta.
Emma's play "Anahera" premiered at Circa Theatre and won Outstanding New New Zealand Play 2017 at the Wellington Theatre Awards. In September 2019 "Anahera" had a successful London debut with a season at the Finborough Theatre.
Emma is an award winning writer and actor. She is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and has worked as an actor, writer and director in theatre, television, film and radio.
Seb features as one of the Kelly Gang in "True History of the Kelly Gang" which showed at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019 and is due for general release in early 2020.
Based on Peter Carey's novel and cast by Barrett Casting, "True History of the Kelly Gang" was directed by Justin Kurzel and stars George MacKay and Essie Davis as Ned and Ellen Kelly and Russel Crowe as Harry Power.
Sophie was cast by Thea McLeod as Lacy Lane in "Neighbours". Lacy is a friend of Kirsha Rebecchi at Erinsborough High School, sister of Olivia and daughter of Angela. Her role appears this month and will feature in coming weeks.
Jye has been a regular presenter on TV show "Get Arty" since 2017. "Get Arty" is a creative adventure for kids, diving into all things art, produced by Seven West Media and airing Monday – Friday on 7 Two (Australia).
Jye has appeared recently on OffBeat, The Morning Show (7 Network Au) and Mainland Tonight to name just a few.
Karl is currently shooting his 5th series as Frankie "Frodo" Oades on "The Brokenwood Mysteries", The Brokenwood Mysteries shoots in New Zealand and airs on Prime TV in New Zealand as well as Acorn TV (USA), France 3 (France), DR (Denmark), Italy (Giallo) and Nine Network (Australia). Cast by Annabel Lomas.
Helen features as the Nurse in “Daffodils” a New Zealand musical drama film directed by David Stubbs and releasing this week.
"Daffodils" stars Rose McIver and George Mason. Based on the award-winning New Zealand stage play inspired by a true story, the film follows an indie musician who, after being told by her father on his death bed, recounts her parents' bittersweet romance. Cast by Tina Cleary and Miranda Rivers.
Tyson starred as Louise James in the Netflix series, "Pine Gap", cast by Maura Fay Casting (Ann Fay and Leigh Pickford).
Despite his very young age, this is not Tyson's first role as he also appeared in "Harrow" as Noah Dalton earlier this year.
Paul Eeenhorn stars as Jim in “Viper Club,” which premiered this week at the Toronto Film Festival. An original feature film starring Susan Sarandon and co-stars Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Sopranos”) and Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart,” “Magic Mike”).
“Viper Club” was directed by filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz (writer-director of “Circumstance”), co-written with Jonathan Mastro.
Alana features this week in New Zealand's "Shortland St" as Alyssa Cain.
Cast by Andrea Kelland