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'The Breaker Upperers' Begins Principal Photography

Monday, 3 April 2017, 9:59 am | 818 Entertainment

Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami’s comedy feature film, THE BREAKER UPPERERS has today begun principal photography in Auckland. THE BREAKER UPPERERS is written and will be directed by van Beek and Sami who will also play the lead roles of Jen ... More >>

Kickstarter Launched for Kiwi Doco ‘in Zone’

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:09 pm | 818 Entertainment

The extraordinary journey of a man from Chicago and his mission to transform the lives of New Zealand and American teens is set to get the big screen treatment, with feature length documentary In Zone calling for funds to complete this incredible ... More >>

Freak Storm Forces Anno Domini to Move to Neck of the Woods

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 1:32 pm | 818 Entertainment

With this weekend’s weather forecasted for lightning bolts and thunderstorms, it appears summer wasted no time loitering and we can 100% officially kiss her good bye. Instead of cancelling the final party in the Anno Domini event series promoters ... More >>

'Capital in the 21st Century' for French/NZ film adaptation

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 1:10 pm | 818 Entertainment

The international bestseller (over 3 million copies sold worldwide) Capital in the 21st Century written by Thomas Piketty, (Editions du Seuil) will be given a big screen adaptation as Matthew Metcalfe of General Film Corporation and Yann Le Prado of Upside ... More >>

Biopic ‘Wayne’ Commences Production

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:53 am | 818 Entertainment

The incredible larger than life story of former World Motorcycle Champion, Wayne Gardner will be given the big screen treatment as Matthew Metcalfe of General Film Corporation and Fraser Brown of FB Pictures announced today the feature documentary ... More >>

Freezzell 4 Your Community

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:14 am | 818 Entertainment

Iconic artist Dick Frizzell in collaboration with Cooking 4 Change and Haier is on the hunt for New Zealand’s most deserving charities and community groups as part of the just announced ‘Freezell 4 your Community’ campaign. More >>

Pecking Order to Hatch in Kiwi Cinemas This Year

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 3:49 pm | 818 Entertainment

The distinctly Kiwi world of competitive poultry pageantry (yep, you read that right!) will get the big screen treatment this year when the feature-length feel-good flockumentary Pecking Order hatches in cinemas nationwide mid-2017. Pecking Order follows members ... More >>

Audiences Get Their First Look at ‘Gary of the Pacific’

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 12:19 pm | 818 Entertainment

Audiences will get their first look at the hilarious new comedy from thedownlowconcept ( 7 Days, Hounds ) today with the release of the trailer for their debut feature film Gary of the Pacific . More >>

Terry Huffer is back!

Monday, 31 October 2016, 2:00 pm | 818 Entertainment

Critically acclaimed and universally loved, HIGH ROAD, is an award winning web-series created by Justin Harwood. The series follows Terry Huffer (Mark Mitchinson), a washed up rock star who emigrates to New Zealand and starts a community radio station in ... More >>

Release Of Official Pork Pie Trailer

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 1:48 pm | 818 Entertainment

Kiwis will get their first peek at the accidental outlaws better known as the Blondini Gang today, with the launch of the official trailer for the film. More >>

The Rehearsal Premieres At The NZIFF o Critical Acclaim

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:12 am | 818 Entertainment

Alison Maclean’s vibrant screen adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s debut novel The Rehearsal has had its World Premiere at Auckland’s Civic Theatre and critics are loving it..."for me, hands-down, the New Zealand film of 2016 is THE REHEARSAL. ... More >>

Stan Walker's ‘New Takeover’ Tour to Hit NZ This November

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 9:13 am | 818 Entertainment

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Stan Walker is heading out on the road this November on his ‘New Takeover Tour’ with special support from Australian singer songwriter and The Voice AU semi finalist, Fatai. Backed by a live band and a crew of NZ’s ... More >>

Cooking for Change - in Stores Friday 26th August

Monday, 4 July 2016, 9:51 am | 818 Entertainment

The brainchild of artist Dick Frizzell, his business partner Christian Kasper and TV presenter Erin Simpson, The Cooking 4 Change Cookbook is a collection of tantalizing recipes shared by 101 of New Zealand’s most loved celebrities. More >>

The Rehersal

Friday, 10 June 2016, 11:16 am | 818 Entertainment

The theatrical trailer of The Rehearsal, Alison Maclean’s vibrant screen adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s debut novel has been released online. More >>

Kiwi Drama ‘Filthy Rich’ Sold to Streaming Giant Hulu

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 10:14 am | 818 Entertainment

The addictive hit Kiwi television series Filthy Rich will soon be available to over 12 million American viewers, with the show’s first season sold to US streaming giant Hulu. More >>

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Takes Top Spot at the Box Office

Monday, 16 May 2016, 11:14 am | 818 Entertainment

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople has cemented its place in the record books overtaking the 2010 Kiwi classic BOY (which Waititi also directed) to become the largest grossing local film at the New Zealand Box office. Already holding the ... More >>

Hunt for the Wilderpeople a Box Office Smash!

Monday, 4 April 2016, 1:11 pm | 818 Entertainment

Taika Waititi’s adventure comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople has broken New Zealand box office records by opening with largest opening weekend ever for a New Zealand film with a box office take of $1,300,000 NZD . “We’ve bet BOY’s opening weekend ... More >>

Next Generation Blondini Gang Announced

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 10:37 am | 818 Entertainment

Dean O’Gorman ( The Hobbit, The Almighty Johnsons ) James Rolleston ( Boy, The Dark Horse ) and Ashleigh Cummings ( Puberty Blues, Tomorrow when the War Began ) will star in Pork Pie – the modern reboot of the 1979 kiwi classic Goodbye Pork ... More >>

‘Tickled’ Trailer Released

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 10:35 am | 818 Entertainment

Watch the Trailer Here Kiwi audiences will get their first look at the hotly anticipated documentary Tickled with the release of the films official trailer. Probing into the bizarre world of Competitive Endurance Tickling, Tickled follows journalist David ... More >>

‘Spanish Affair 2’ to Open the 2016 NZ Spanish Film Festival

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 10:03 am | 818 Entertainment

17 Spanish language films spanning genres from romantic comedies to thrillers will take the stage at the Academy Theatre this April as the Spanish Film Festival returns to Auckland after a hiatus of several years. Running concurrently with the hugely ... More >>



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