The odd genius of Brian De Palma. Waitaki Development Board general manager Annabel Berry said the film company had been working directly with the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust with the board acting as liaison. Making the film illuminated Xzannjah’s view of the conflict in her home country. Views Read Edit View history. Share via email email. This page was last edited on 4 December , at

Visit image gallery to purchase the image. She’s just really bright and she got it right away. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Mr Pip tells the story of the last white man left in war-torn Papua New Guinea, who reopens a school and inspires his pupils by reading his favourite novel, Great Expectations. The film received mixed reviews. Sign into your NZ Herald. Add to playlist Playlist. Andrew Adamson wrote the film adaption, which he also directed. That balancing act was tough for the director.

The Victorian quarter has already been the backdrop for a number of productions including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and a series of AMI insurance ads.

Add a Comment Login or register to post comments. It’s a testament to Lloyd’s wonderful novel that it has captured the hearts of Hugh, Robin, Leslie and an incredible group of like-minded collaborators. We dream in stories. Register with us and content you save will appear here so you can access them to read later. Create an account to gain access to more nzherald. Oamaru in North Otago has been a backdrop for the past four days for the filming of a movie adaptation of the novel Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones.

Watts Hugh Lauriethe only white man left on the island after a blockade, re-opens the local school. Film representatives and location scouts visited Oamaru and North Otago just after Easter to evaluate locations but, at that stage, still had to confirm whether or not the film, with British actor Hugh Laurie in the lead role, would use the area.

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In April, film representatives looked at the old freezer building on the Oamaru foreshore just north of Oamaru Creek, the historic precinct and harbour. Your News is the place for you to save content to read later oamaeu any device. Whitestone Civic Trust chair Phil Hope said it was another great use of the town’s heritage architecture. The best-selling book by Lloyd Jones has been adapted into a film with the screenplay written by New Zealand producer Andrew Adamson.

It will showcase our heritage buildings and our landscape,” she said. Push for Hep C tests with funding of new life-saving drug. We became best friends and we still keep in contact. New Zealand High Commission. After filming in Bougainville with all its problems of security and logistics, Ms Scholes Once Were Warriors says this was meant to be the easy bit.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The trailer was released in Apriland the film opened in cinemas on 3 October. Latest News Most Read. He was really helpful in getting my emotions out, because I’m not the kind of person who could just cry in front of plus people”. And this book really illustrated the power of that.

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Prince Caspian Mr. Making the film illuminated Xzannjah’s view of the conflict in her home country. On the go oamark no time to finish that story right now? Skip to main content. Laurie, who will film only in Bougainville, told the Hollywood Reporter last month he was “hooked” on the screenplay from the start.

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I wasn’t really worried about if I got the part or not because I thought to myself: She finds oammaru in the story of a Victorian orphan, Pip Eka Darvillewhen her own world is falling apart.

Oscar-nominated Adamson, who optioned the rights to the book, both directed the movie Shrek 2 and was co-screenwriter and the director of the first two movies in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Too much and it becomes a different version of Great Expectations and overwhelms Matilda’s story. She’s just really bright and she got it right away. Hollywood is coming to Oamaru. Shrek Shrek 2 The Chronicles of Narnia: Adamson, whose work includes the Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia film series, has written the mlvie and will direct and produce the film, which is to begin filming in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, this month.

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It is unlike any script I have read, or any story I have ever heard. Share on Whatsapp whatsapp. The other thing that spoke to me was that it was a story about a story. Tim Finn Harry Gregson-Williams.