by RNZ — 7 August 2022
It’s been a good year for New Zealand film-makers – Dame Jane’s Oscars, Taika topping the charts with the new Thor epic, Sam Neill back where he belongs in a Jurassic movie, and Thomasin McKenzie starring on big and small screens.
But most of these are paid for by big overseas studios. Are we doing enough with our own truly homegrown efforts?
Are we making the right films, do they reflect who we are? And should they do that, or should we simply aim at making big, fat hits. After all, how hard can it be to try and guess what the public will want in the three or four years it takes to get a film written, produced and released?
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