THE BANKER (2019)

THE BANKER (2019)

THE BANKER (2019)

Director: George Nolfi
Writers: Niceole R. Levy, George Nolfi
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson play entrepreneurs who tried to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s as they turned their business savvy into social activism and decided to help African Americans get loans in Texas. They enlisted a working class white man named Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult) to be their front man, educating him on what to say and how to conduct himself.

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AROHA BRIDGE (S03)

AROHA BRIDGE (S03)

AROHA BRIDGE (S03)

Stars: Jessica Hansell, Madeleine Sami, Rizvan Tu'itahi

Focusing on authentic, urban Māori characters with humour and style, this webseries follows Kowhai and Monty Hook as they navigate the complex but hilarious circumstances growing up in a bicultural, eclectic whanau. The extended Hook family are a micro society unto themselves - jock aunts, ex-All Black fathers, activist uncles and kooky cousins come together to create a multi-cultural medley that all young kiwi urbanites can relate to.

The series is voiced by a talented multi-racial and hilarious cast - Madeleine Sami, Frankie Stevens, Matai Smith, Scotty Cotter, Jessica Hansell, & Rizván Tu’itahi.

‘Aroha Bridge’ is built on the shoulders of ‘Hook Ups,’ a short animated series based on the comic strip of the same name, created by writer and musician Coco Solid (Jessica Hansell). Enjoying a cult following, the creators want to share the evolution with a larger audience by introducing more whānau members, including more reo and racial politics in small town suburb ‘Aroha Bridge’.


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LIVE ! (2019)

LIVE ! (2019)

LIVE !

Director: Steven C. Miller
Writer: Jeremy Drysdale
Stars: Dina Meyer, Courtney Eaton, Aaron Eckhart, Ben McKenzie

A disgraced cop finds himself in a race against time to find a kidnap victim whose abductor he accidentally killed.

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ALIEN: ORE (2019)

ALIEN: ORE (2019)

ALIEN: ORE

As the Alien franchise approaches its 40th anniversary, the legacy of Ellen Ripley continues to evolve and expand, with 20th Century Fox inviting a new generation of filmmakers to play with xenomorphs and other Weyland-Yutani Corporation intellectual property for a series of six online short films.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi horror film Alien (1979), six visionary filmmakers were selected to bring their Alien-inspired stories to life. From terrifying escapes, to Facehuggers and Xenomorphs, these captivating shorts brings forth an exciting new narrative for fans while paying homage to the original film.

As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family. Written and directed by the Spear Sisters.

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LEGION (S03)

LEGION (S03)

LEGION (S03)

Creator: Noah Hawley
Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin  

David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

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THE LUMINARIES (MINI-SERIES)

THE LUMINARIES (MINI-SERIES)

THE LUMINARIES (MINI-SERIES)


Written by:
Eleanor Catton
Stars:
Eva Green, Himesh Patel, Ewen Leslie, Benedict Hardie
Producers: Southern Light Films, Working Title TV
Broadcasters: BBC2, TVNZ
Distributor: Fremantle
Partners: Silver Reel

The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life.

There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?

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THE INBETWEEN (S01)

THE INBETWEEN (S01)

THE INBETWEEN (S01)

Creators: Soo Kim, Moira Kirland
Stars: Harriet Dyer, Justin Cornwell, Jaime M. Callica

Cassie Bishop was born with a gift - though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems... whether she likes it or not.

When her longtime friend Detective Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities.

Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases.

From Writer/Executive Producer Moira Kirland ("Castle," "Madam Secretary") comes this suspenseful new character-driven procedural drama.

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LITTLE MONSTERS (2019)

LITTLE MONSTERS (2019)

LITTLE MONSTERS (2019)

Director: Abe Forsythe
Writer: Abe Forsythe
Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Alexander England

After a rough breakup, directionless Dave (Alexander England) crashes at his sister’s place and spends his days expanding his young nephew’s questionable vocabulary. When an opportunity arises to chaperone an upcoming school excursion alongside the charming and enigmatic teacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o), Dave jumps at the chance to impress her. What he wasn’t anticipating was Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad), an obnoxious children’s television personality who shapes the excursion’s activities. What he was expecting even less was a zombie invasion, which unfolds after an experiment at a nearby military base goes awry. Armed only with the resourcefulness of kindergartners, Dave, Miss Caroline, and Teddy must work together to keep the monsters at bay and carve a way out with their guts intact.

Doused with a generous helping of absurdity, and pitch-perfect in its timing, this genre comedy forges a path all its own, blending gore and wit like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Writer-director Abe Forsythe has crafted a wild, frenetic ride with Little Monsters, bolstered by a knowing self-awareness and an uproarious cast.

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LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS (2019)

LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS (2019)

LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS (2019)

Series Director Tim Miller
Series Writing Credits Tim Miller
Series Producer David Fincher

Netflix vs David Fincher vs Tim Miller - an 18-part series spans sci-fi, fantasy, horror and dark comedy, with episodes between 5-15 minutes long each created by different animation teams from around the world. Each will feature a unique style, from 2D to photo-real 3D CGI.

Sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell - all converge in eighteen NSFW animated stories.

Presented by Tim Miller & David Fincher.

Love Death + Robots lands on Netflix March 15th.

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PROVEN INNOCENT (S01)

PROVEN INNOCENT (S01)

PROVEN INNOCENT (SEASON 01)

Director: Patricia Riggen
Writer: David Elliot
Stars: Vincent Kartheiser, Kelsey Grammer, Rachelle Lefevre, Riley Smith

A legal team takes on cases involving wrongful convictions. The one-hour drama is set in a wrongful conviction law firm.  Led by a “fierce and female lawyer with a hunger for  justice,” whose motivation comes from an “infamous past,” the legal team within the firm reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty.

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INTO THE DARK (S01)

INTO THE DARK (S01)

INTO THE DARK (S01)

Executive producers: Jason Blum, David Alexa Faigen

Into the Dark is an American horror anthology web television series that premiered on October 5, 2018 on Hulu. 

Each episode of the series is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released.

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BERLIN STATION (S03)

BERLIN STATION (S03)

BERLIN STATION (S03)

Creator: Olen Steinhauer
Stars: Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Leland Orser

Follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named Thomas Shaw. Guided by veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent: agent-running, deception, and the dangers and moral compromises.

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KIRI & LOU

KIRI & LOU

KIRI & LOU

Director: Harry Sinclair
Producer: Fiona Copland
Score: Don McGlashan
Stars: Olivia Tennet, Jemaine Clement

In a forest of cut out paper and with creatures made of clay, Kiri, a feisty little dinosaur with overpowering emotions and Lou, a gentle and thoughtful creature, may seem unlikely best friends. Joined by motherly Pania, sensitive Dalvanius and Sorry, a small but extremely fast little animal who cares about everyone’s feelings, Kiri and Lou invites children to learn about kindness, empathy and how to get along, as together they navigate a forest of feelings with laughter, song and adventure.

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HOUSE OF DARKNESS: NEW BLOOD (2018)

HOUSE OF DARKNESS: NEW BLOOD (2018)

HOUSE OF DARKNESS: NEW BLOOD (2018)

Director: Patrick DeLuca
Writer: Patrick DeLuca
Stars: Kate Stone, Liam McNeill, Jake T. Getman

Inspired by actual events, this thriller unravels the mystery of a single mother who believes a shocking family tragedy was caused by dangerously dark forces.

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THE PRODIGY (2019)

THE PRODIGY (2019)

THE PRODIGY (2019)

Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Writer: Jeff Buhler
Stars: Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, Jackson Robert Scott

In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars in THE PRODIGY as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles' disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what or who is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.

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ROBERT THE BRUCE (2019)

ROBERT THE BRUCE (2019)

ROBERT THE BRUCE (2019)

Director: Richard Gray
Stars: Zach McGowan, Emma Kenney, Jared Harris

Robert the Bruce was the successor to William Wallace in leading Scotland in its Wars Of Independence in the late 13th & early 14th Centuries. After Wallace's execution in 1305, Bruce led Scotland to independence at the battle of Bannockburn, 23rd & 25th June 1314. Bruce was a very shrewd figure, dealing weaponry to the English Army as well as a few favours for the Scots, remaining- on the face of it- impartial. It was a tactical move in order that he could seize power, figuratively unseen.

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PEOPLE ON BIKES (S01)

PEOPLE ON BIKES (S01)

PEOPLE ON BIKES (SEASON 01)

Explore our country's world class regional scenic cycle trails and meet people who's lives have been transformed by opting to change their primary way of getting around to bikes. Hosted by Justin Newcombe and Carolyn Keep.

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SWING LOW (2018)

SWING LOW (2018)

SWING LOW (2018)

Director: Teddy Grennan
Writer: Teddy Grennan
Stars: Bruce Dern, Ross Partridge, Annabelle Dexter-Jones

Preservation is a way of life.
Harper, a young nature photographer on assignment in the woods of the Watchatoomy Valley, shoots a disturbing event she stumbles upon but doesn't quite comprehend. After reporting what she has seen to the local sheriff, all hell breaks loose and she's forced to fight for her life against sadistic locals who've made torture a tradition...but as clever and resourceful as she is, Harper's journey is cursed.

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MOSLEY (2019)

MOSLEY (2019)

MOSLEY (2019)

Director: Kirby Atkins
Writer: Kirby Atkins
Stars: Lucy Lawless, Rhys Darby, John Rhys-Davies

“Mosley” follows the eponymous hero and his family of four-legged “Thoriphants,” intelligent creatures with the ability to speak like humans but that have been cursed to live a life of servitude. In an attempt to free his family, Mosley embarks on a perilous journey to find the mythical land of Kinesareth.

The feature’s voice cast includes Rhys Darby (“Trolls”), John Rhys Davies (“Lord of the Rings”), Temuera Morrison (“Aquaman”) and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”).

“It’s a visually stunning movie, and I’ve been in awe of the collaborative work of artists in New Zealand and China,” producer Daniel Story said. “The film has scope and power and can easily stand alongside any big studio project. I think we’re about to break the rules for what an animated feature film can do in the independent space.”

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THE UNORTHO_DOCS (S01)

THE UNORTHO_DOCS (S01)

THE UNORTHO_DOCS (S01)

A series of eight documentaries telling the stories of unorthodox Kiwis pursuing their American dream, begins Monday 13th August on TVNZ OnDemand (NZ only).

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