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New Zealand on screen at Queens Wharf during Rugby World Cup

Press Release – NZ On Screen

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Magic moments from iconic NZ films, TV and music videos — from Pork Pie to Boy; from Gloss to Billy T; from Hillary and Snell, to Dagg, The Topps, The Wests, Warriors, Whale Riders, and Fastest Indians — will be on show on Queens Wharf for this year’s Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand On Screen is a headline project of the REAL New Zealand Festival: the official NZ identity celebration running alongside the rugby matches.

New Zealand On Screen is an unprecedented celebration of Kiwi spirit and identity as seen on screen, and a showcase of the best of NZ film and TV industry production. It is a free public exhibition and will run for the duration of the event.

In the North Island two eye-catching structures will be built on the Wellington and Auckland waterfronts. Classic NZ screen moments will be shown on a video tower atop a modified shipping container. Inside visitors will be able to engage with screen treasures via a state-of-the-art interactive video feature wall and viewing pods.

In Wellington it will be on Queen’s Wharf.

The initiative is a collaboration between NZ On Screen (www.nzonscreen.com — the Qantas Award-winning online showcase of Aotearoa screen culture, funded by NZ On Air), Storybox (a production company specialising in outdoor videoinstallation projects), and design agency Chrometoaster.

The collection of iconic films, documentaries, telly and music, represents an unparalleled partnership of NZ screen organisations. It is the first time such a collection of screen content has been broadly accessible. Content will be provided by the NZ Film Commission, TVNZ Archive, The Film Archive, Archives New Zealand, and independent producers.

The New Zealand On Screen project’s installation and caravan may be used in the future for other events.

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