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The Man in the Hat

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 73mins
Year: 2009
Rating: Exempt

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Art-dealer Peter McLeavey has spent some 40 years running his gallery in the centre of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.
His personal story (filmed by award-winning cinematographer Leon Narbey) is also the story of that part of the city where he lives and works. It is a film about a human being putting a stake in the ground rather than a documentary about New Zealand art.
McLeavey talks about his life – Including his peripatetic childhood around the North Island as the son of an Irish Catholic railway worker, his early love of art, his determination from age 12 to visit Europe, discovering his New Zealand identity whilst living in London and returning home to contribute to the country’s culture as one of it’s outstanding art dealers.

“There’s an airy feeling of existential inquiry floating through Luit Bieringa’s lovely portrait… the lyrical picture of McLeavey’s Wellington is interspersed with readings (by Sam Neill) from his correspondence with artists, and frank conversations with the man himself.” -Bill Gosden, Director, New Zealand International Film Festival

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The Magical World of Misery

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 35 mins
Year: 2006

The Magical Misery Tour is a 35 minute documentary on Auckland artist Tanya Thompson (aka Misery).

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This is the success story of how an artist’s vision and self-belief have poised her to become one of New Zealand’s most successful international creatives.

The Magical Misery Tour follows Misery from her early years as a prominent, yet self concious, Auckland graffiti artist through to the present where a ‘sexy’, confident artist is realizing her dream of transforming her miserable creations into real three dimensional collectable characters alongside the cream of the world’s top designers.

www.misery.com

View excerpt from this title at NZ On Screen

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The Living Room – Series 3

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 letterbox
Duration: 10 x 24 mins
Year: 2006
Rating: [R16]

The award winning TV series showcasing Aotearoa’s creative culture.

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The Living Room showcases inspirational and creative ‘homegrown’ New Zealand artists living here and overseas, with each episode being presented from ‘the living room’ of one of the artists.

Contains 32 artist stories in 10 x 24min episodes. Extras: 25 mins of short films & music videos by real artists.

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 75 mins
Year: 2009
Rating: Exempt

Geoff Murphy’s genre-busting new film.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination is a film-and-music interpretation of the gothic poetry and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

New Zealand’s most successful film director, Geoff Murphy, has teamed up with talented saxophonist and composer Lucien Johnson to turn a unique musical suite into an accessible documentary/music film. During the film the musicians talk about Poe, music, life and death.

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Seeing Red

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 45 mins
Year: 1995

New Zealand’s own mid-century anti-Communist witch hunt which reenacts the fate of Cecil Holmes, a filmmaker at the National Film Unit, who was fired because he was a member of the Communist Party.

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FESTIVAL AND AWARDS

New Zealand Documentary Fellowship, NZ on Air/Creative NZ

Sydney International Film Festival 1995 SPADA Conference, Wellington 1995 Commonwealth and the Cold War Conference, Elam 1995

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Sand Dancer

Price: NZ$20.40

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 11 mins
Year: 2006
Rating: Exempt

You have to be quick to catch the Sand Dancer, Peter Donnelly, creating his masterpieces on the beaches of New Zealand.

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People come from all over the world to see Sand Artist Peter Donnelly create vast artworks on New Brighton beach in New Zealand.

Racing against the tide, Peter has only 3 hours to complete each work before the first waves wash it away. Because of the sheer size of the art, Peter is unable to see the results of his work at ground level.

He does not use any plotting tools or visual aids. This film is about what compels a man to spend his life creating art on the beach which is washed away each day and why we are drawn to watch him. This film will leave you feeling very happy about life.

Film Awards and Honours

Winner – Audience Choice Award Golden Horse International Film Festival Taipei 2006

Winner – Best Documentary Magma International Film Festival New Zealand 2006

Winner – Best Documentary Foursite Film Festival Utah USA March 2007

Finalist Nominee – Best Culture and Environment Film Wet West Film Festival NZ 2007

Honourable Mention, Best short documentary award – Tribeca Film Festival New York USA May 2007

Diploma of Excellence – Matsalu Nature Film Festival Estonia Europe 2007

Finalist – Best Documentary Heart of Gold International Film Festival Australia 2007

Special Selection, Best of Five world shorts
Tribeca Summertimes -The Rockefeller Centre New York City USA 2007

Official Selection and screenings for Competition at over 40 film festivals world wide Sand Dancer Worldwide Screenings include Milan, Cannes, London, Denmark Korea and NYC

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