Coming Soon: ‘The Convert’ and ‘The Mountain’

Long-anticipated Kiwi features The Convert and The Mountain are coming to local cinema screens this March, both with DEGANZ members credited as editors.

The Convert

Edited by Luke Haigh (DEGANZ), The Convert comes out in Aotearoa on 14 March. This local release follows its successful international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September.

The historical epic follows an English preacher arriving in Aotearoa to minister to the first British colonies in the 1830s. When he becomes entangled in a long-standing conflict between two Māori iwi, his violent past is called into question and his faith is tested. As tensions escalate, he must determine if he is being pulled to serve a different purpose.


The Mountain

The Mountain, edited by Cushla Dillon (DEGANZ) and Carly Turner, hits cinema screens on 28 March.

The film is a nostalgic and heartfelt drama about three children who embark on a mission to Taranaki Maunga. Sam, a young girl raised outside of her Māori culture, is determined to connect with her mountain in the hope of curing her cancer. Along the way, she meets misfits Mallory and Bronco, each on their own missions. As they journey further off the beaten track, they learn the true spirit of adventure and the magic of friendship.


Congratulations Luke, Cushla, and the teams of The Convert and The Mountain!

Last updated on 21 March 2024