The Dead Lands Film Talk


We’re excited to be hosting a special Q&A screening of The Dead Lands at Rialto Cinemas!

Synopsis: The Dead Lands joins the short list of screen tales set in Aotearoa, before the pākehā. James Rolleston (star of Boy) plays Hongi, the son of a Māori chief. After the massacre of his tribe, Hongi sets out into the forbidden Dead Lands, hoping to enlist the help of a legendary warrior (Lawrence Makoare). The Anglo-Kiwi co-production marks new screen territory for playwright turned director Toa Fraser (No. 2) and writer Glenn Standring (director of fantasy Perfect Creature). Now nominated for an Academy Award and following its debut at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, the film arrives in NZ on October 30.

Here’s your chance to see it early!


Rialto Cinemas and Directors & Editors Guild of NZ and present Film Talk: a chance to hear from the people who actually make the movies!

Film Talk at Rialto Cinemas is where film makers and film fans meet. After each screening members of the creative team will join a moderator from the Directors & Editors Guild to discuss their work. Come along and get up close to hear about the most interesting aspects of film making – directing, acting, producing and story telling.

When: 6pm, Wednesday 29 October
Where: Rialto Cinemas
Moderated by Roseanne Liang (dir. Flat3)

This is your opportunity to hear from Toa Fraser (Director) and Matthew Metcalfe (Producer) who will join you after the movie to answer your questions and discuss the making of the film.

The Q&A will take place after the screening. We hope to see you all there!

Get your tickets here. 



Last updated on 3 October 2014