Out of the Mist: An Alternate History of New Zealand Cinema
Eleanor Catton, award-winning author of The Luminaries, narrates this documentary voyage into the quality New Zealand films and filmmakers that never really surfaced to the mainstream of Kiwi culture. It's available for free here.
"The best conversation you have about movies at NZIFF this year may be the one you have in your head watching and listening to Tim Wong’s advocacy for some remarkable New Zealand films and filmmakers who don’t make it to the standard tour guides. The regular line-up is shrewdly characterised in the process too, but there’s no rancour in his account of the mainstream, magnificently and absurdly characterised by a sweeping shot of the Southern Alps while Orson Welles savours every syllable of ‘Aorangi’, ‘Aotearoa’ and ‘Māori’ on the soundtrack." (New Zealand International Film Festival)
- Tim Wong