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Stella 459 — A Steampunk Film

Jonathon Rayner-Burt is the director of a Steampunk/sci-fi short film project called Stella 459 (www.stella459.com).
The teaser trailer for this this is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOxv4-eJ1cY
With casting well underway, Stella 459 plans to shoot this in November of this year.  As the project did not qualify for public funding, they are hitting the fundraising trail hard in order to raise the capital required for props, wardrobe and set construction.
In Auckland on September 1st Stella 459 are running a Steampunk themed High Tea event at the historic Ferndale House to help with this.
Please visit their website for more information and for contribution details.

NZ International Film Festival

Auckland  July 19th – August 5th

Wellington  July 27th – August 12

See here for details of what’s on offer, such as Joss Wheadon’s The Cabin in Woods.

Iron Sky movie premieres in New Zealand

A science fiction film called Iron Sky which is based on the novel by Charles Stross, is coming to New Zealand.

You can find more information about the film at www.ironsky.net

For more information about screening times in New Zealand, contact:
Hoyts Distribution NZ Ltd
c/o Hoyts Sylvia Park,
286 Mt Wellington Highway
P.O Box 132011,
Sylvia Park,
Auckland 1644

Ph: 09 573 9068
Fax: 09 573 9070

The Captains – a documentry by William Shatner

“The Captains” a documentary by William Shatner is being screened at The Documentary Edge Film Festival held in Auckland and Wellington.

Auckland – Saturday 28 April at 9pm, Event Centre Newmarket

Wellington – Saturday 19 May at 9pm, Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay

There are Student Concessions of $12* and if there is a Group of 30 plus the Festival Organizers will look at a Group Discount.  We would ask if you plan on sending a Group to contact us for more information. (*Student must present a Current Student ID Card).

Most of the Documentaries have a Trailer to whet the Appetite!!

The festival shows many documentaries from New Zealand and around the world.

Win a DVD of “The Thing”

Just a reminder that the DVD and Blu-ray of The Thing was released in New Zealand on March 7th. SFFANZ have three copies of the DVD to give away. To go into a draw to win a copy please email enquiries@sffanz.sf.org.nz with the answer to these questions:

1. What is the title of the story on which the movie is based?
2. Who wrote the story?

All correct answers will go into a draw to win a DVD. The draw will be held on Saturday 10th March

Win a copy of the DVD of Universal Pictures “The Thing”

The Thing is a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name about a group of scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

DVD Cover

Palaeontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team in Antarctica that has discovered an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, and an organism that seems to have died in the crash. When an experiment frees the alien, a shape-shifting creature with the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time.  Paranoia soon spreads like an epidemic as they’re infected, one by one, and a thrilling race for survival begins?

The DVD and Blu-ray will be released in New Zealand on March 7th. SFFANZ have three copies of the DVD to give away. To go into a draw to win a copy please email enquiries@sffanz.sf.org.nz with the answer to these questions:

1. What is the title of the story on which the movie is based?
2. Who wrote the story?

All correct answers will go into a draw to win a DVD. The draw will be held on Saturday 10th March

SF Films At The Film Festival

Several interesting SF films are being shown at this year’s film festival.

In brief, there is a showing of the Cannes favourite Melancholia, the 1927 classic Metropolis, Another Earth, Spaceship Yamato (selling fast!) and Gantz Parts I & II. For more details on these, download this pdf file.

These films might not be showing at all centres, so please check the film festival website for a detailed schedule.