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September 25, 2019 / RBA Journal

Cliff who?

Part of the secret of Cliff Curtis‘ success has been his versatility. The campaign that launched this week for Vodafone’s second-generation streaming device has shamelessly and entertainingly exploited this, in a TVC that reunited Cliff with Lee Tamahori, who of course is also one of our greatest commercials directors. It would be fair to say […]

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Kiwi noir…

The Gulf has made quite an impact. Described by Duncan Greive in The Spinoff as “a genuinely world-class crime drama” it has built an approving audience on both free to air and streaming platforms. We are proud to see RBA artists Elena Stejko and Phillip C Gordon as members of the outstanding cast. Pretty much […]

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September 18, 2019 / RBA Journal


We sort of knew, but now it’s official. Amazon Studios have announced New Zealand as the base for production of its series based on the J R R Tolkien fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings. In the press release they said: “As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life […]

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September 10, 2019 / RBA Journal

More footy

For some it’s an unexpected piece of casting, but in The Brighton Miracle Temuera Morrison has by all accounts thoroughly channeled Australian rugby coach Eddie Jones, the irascible hero of the 2015 Rugby World Cup,. Kicking off in Tokyo on the eve of the 2019 RWC, the movie tells the tale of Japan’s near-mythical defeat […]

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August 16, 2019 / RBA Journal

Footy fever

As rugby starts to dominate the national conversation, Three is screening Jonah, a two-part mini-series about the life and struggles of one of our greats. (Sunday 18th August, 8:30 p.m.) Making her screen drama debut is RBA’s Sesilia Pusiaki in a compelling portayal of Hepi Lomu, Jonah’s mother. RBA’s Joel Tobeck steps in to some […]

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August 1, 2019 / RBA Journal

Whirimako at the Festival

RBA’s Whirimako Black is making another noteworthy screen appearance, in a short film called Upstream screening with the NZIFF. Written, produced and directed by Adriana Martins da Siva it tells the story of an immigrant from Portugal who develops a close friendship with her Māori neighbour while living in the Manawatu. A Portuguese transplant herself, […]

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July 15, 2019 / RBA Journal

Kiwi comedy on the rise

Premiering on 16 July – one of the new wave of local comedies launched out of Three’s 2018 Comedy Pilot Week. The show revolves around friendly single mum Jess (Morgana O’Reilly), highly strung mother Heather (Anna Jullienne) and experienced mother-of-five Hine (RBA’s Aroha Rawson) as they deal with being school parents. Here’s a great piece from Stuff

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Delighting in Dumbledore

George Henare is in his element. Music theatre is a great passion and it doesn’t get much bigger than this. Since January Harry Potter and The Cursed Child has been taking Melbourne by storm, with George playing Dumbledore in a massive two-part production. He recently talked with the NZ Herald about the experience. And in […]

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