The Mulan Trailer Has Landed

July 17 2019

The first teaser of Disney's Mulan is out and features AA'er Yoson An who plays 'Chen Honghui'!

The live-action remake of the 1998 classic animated film is set to hit theatres March 27, 2020.

Check out the trailer here:

TVNZ New Blood Web Series: 2018 Finalist Announced

September 20 2018

The five finalist for the 2018 TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition have been announced.
Congratulations to all the AAer's who are involved in these projects.

Voting closes on Friday 12th of October with the winner being annouced the following week.
Head to the TVNZ Wesite and decide on your favourite!


August 24 2018

After a year long global search, AA'r Yoson An is set to play 'Chen Honghui'. 
Yoson is working alongside Liu Yifei(“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”),
Donnie Yen (“Star Wars: Rogue One”); Jason Scott Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”)
among many others.

Directed by Niki Caro, this is sure to be a film not to miss!

New Zealand Film Commission Funding Decisions

July 06 2018

The latest round of funding decisions by the New Zealand film commission have been published.

They have approved six applications for production financing. they are;

Baby, Done
Coming Home in the Dark
There's No I in Threesome
Taki Rua: Breaking Barriers
The Silence Film
Come to Daddy

You can see all the funding decisions on their website here. 

‘In a Flash’ - Premieres this Sunday

June 28 2018

The emotional true story of the Mangatepopo Canyoning Tragedy, that took the lives of six Elim Collage students and their teacher in 2008,
is coming to TVNZ's new Sunday theatre this weekend. 

AAer, Ben Van Lier is amongst the cast for this original drama made with the support of NZ On Air.

Watch it this Sunday July 1st at 8:30pm or catch up OnDemand


June 12 2018

"Immensely entertaining, genuinely hilarious and wonderfully heartfelt" is the verdict on Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami's 2018 Comedy, The Breaker Uppperers, which opened the 2018 Sydney film festival last week. 

Check out some of the reviews from the Sydney premiere:


February 28 2018

NEKROMANCER is coming soon... 

A brain meltingly sci-fi extravaganza coming soon to the big screen.

Starring our Bob Savea this film features adventure, action, demonic possession, romance, bromance, ghosts, super powers and of course plasma weapons… lots and lots of plasma weapons.

Watch this space for more details.... !

NZ On Air latest funding announcements

December 11 2017

Innovative new dramas in NZ On Air pipeline!

“We will continue to invest in the best quality ideas to reach diverse audiences. We, and the sector, are working hard to bring forward new ideas NZ audiences will enjoy. And importantly, with these projects, we are encouraging women in lead creative roles,” Ms Wrightson said.

FRESH EGGS and THE BAD SEED are brand new dramas whilst the body count continues to rise with another season of THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES on the way. 

For a full list of funding decisions see HERE

The Stolen

November 23 2017

Local film THE STOLEN is now in cinemas.

Written by, directed by and starring Emily CorcoranTHE STOLEN is set at the time of the gold rush in 1860s New Zealand.

"The story of a woman who must find her kidnapped son, navigating a world she doesn't know, on the edge of danger with every heartbeat".

Auckland Actor Stig Eldred also features in the film. For a full list of cinema sessions see HERE

Under the Bridge WINS!

November 13 2017

Short film UNDER THE BRIDGE was crowned Grand Champs at the 2017 48 Hour Film Competition! 

We're super proud of Greg Smith and AJ Bertenshaw who make up the Cool Story Bro team, and what a superb performance from Greg Smith.

The film also won Best Director, and Best Female Director
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