Netherwood, New Zealand's very own Rural Western Thriller is coming to a town near you!
After three years of blood sweat and tears, locally made modern-day Western, Netherwood is now primed and ready for a nationwide release.
To date, this 90 minute independent feature film, born out of the wilds of Waipara North Canterbury, has flown mostly under the radar. But after sell-out screenings at the New Zealand International Film Festival in Christchurch last year, Netherwood is now ready to take flight.
On the 28th of January, Producers/Actors Owen Black and Will Hall will be taking Netherwood on the road. Screening in 21 centres over 29 days, this whistle-stop tour continues the can-do Kiwi attitude that got the film of the ground back in 2009.
Funded almost entirely by a handful of North Canterbury locals and created by a tight-knit group of highly skilled film professionals, this film is much more than just a labour of love.
“The way the local community in Waipara got behind us was just incredible,” says Will. “And the script was just so good we couldn't go wrong,” says Owen.
Netherwood was written by newcomer John Argall.
“This is an incredible debut by John and it has been expertly handled by our director Cristobal. It's good old-fashioned storytelling at it's finest,” says Owen.
In keeping with the independent spirit of Netherwood, Owen and Will are taking the film directly to the people themselves. “We're keen to get our film out there and have a good time while we're at it”, says Owen.
“Yeah come see the film and have drink with us,” says Will. “We've got lots of goodies to giveaway and we reckon the film is pretty good too. Oh yeah, and the first drink* is on us.”
To find your nearest screening and to buy tickets visit the website: www.netherwoodmovie.com
“Top flick, loved the Kiwi references and Kiwi humour. Great Movie!!!” – Luke Mcclintock
“I loved Netherwood! It's been so long since I've seen a movie that hit all the right spots!” - Colin
“I strongly recommend you seeing Netherwood when it's released, not because it's a very good Kiwi film but because it's a very good film full stop!” - Shane Cortese
NETHERWOOD IS RATED R16. IT CONTAINS VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND SEX SCENES.
For media enquiries please contact: Owen Black 021 0253 2455 or Will Hall 021 674 255
*One free Jim Beam will be redeemable at the listed after match venue for ticket holders who are 18+
DATE VENUE CENTRE
SAT 28th The Academy Cinema AUCKLAND
SUN 29th Bay City Cinema TAURANGA
TUE 31st Regent 3 TE AWAMUTU
THU 2nd Starlight Cinema TAUPO
FRI 3rd The Majestic TAIHAPE
SUN 5th Top Town Cinema BLENHEIM
TUE 7th The Suter NELSON
WED 8th NBS Theatre WESTPORT
THU 9th The Regent HOKITIKA
SAT 11th Reading Cinema QUEENSTOWN
SUN 12th Reading Cinema QUEENSTOWN
TUE 14th SBS St James Theatre GORE
WED 15th Central Stories ALEXANDRA
THU 16th Movie World 3 OAMARU
FRI 17th Twizel Event Centre TWIZEL
SAT 18th Geraldine Cinema GERALDINE
SUN 19th Terrace Downs Resort WINDWHISTLE
TUE 21st Hollywood, Sumner CHRISTCHURCH
THU 23rd Town Hall WAIAU
FRI 24th Mayfair Theatre KAIKOURA
SAT 25th Community Hall WAIPARA
SUN 26th Community Hall WAIPARA