instead: drones can be used in groovy ways to preserve life, the planet, the environment… rather than take from it, or destroy it.
what nz filmmaker can make the first ever film made entirely from drones camera’s footage? that would be awesome at an IMAX theater. in 3D if the director must. a clever indie filmmaker, could string a storyline together and do it. it’s very Hitchcock, as in birds, just through the birds eye-view instead. (more…)
Love the Williams-Chen movie pitch. Beau as Williams?
–Dr. S. Kap. (more…)
movie development: It’s on: Entourage: The Movie is in the works. Nice one.
photo: adrian grenier.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.1.13~
good movie script ideas: chen williams‘ usa humor, with bill gates as EP, with a special cameo from the German of the Week appearing in a denters chair, while the film premieres at the Berlinale film festival 2014. (more…)
Naomi Watts, Ashton Kutcher, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey and Amanda Seyfried are joining Nicole Kidman and a bevvy of other stars to promote low budget indie films at Sundance Film Festival.
Sundance is the ongoing vision of pioneer mega-producer Robert Redford and his team. This year a focus on the indie film festival is the same as any other year of the festival. That being: “what is a movie star?” A movie star [on screen] is really someone who has the ability to make real human stories come to life while playing decent roles. Sundance always achieves that each year. (more…)
She was the teen who could foresee events. At 13 Rachel Scott was gunned down by a fellow student in her local high school. Her diaries survived to tell of a rare gift of perceptive wisdom.
It takes all kinds to make the world go around. Why I LOVE and cherish being alive. Kids like Scott are a reminder for us older folks, to take youth seriously in their lifetime.
Let youth, live and let live. (more…)
Symbols – Part II – Cypselurus Lineatus – animation movie theme ideas. Asia-Pacific movie markets, New Zealand film industry.
Marine science facts: Flying fish are attracted to the light of torches (more…)
3D CHAORI ACTION MOVIE CINEMA – GETTING A $1 BILLION A YEAR EARNING, MAORI & CHINESE ACTION FUSION INDUSTRY MOVING
He was a Maori Prince, a Viking of The Sun. She, a Chinese Princess from the Ming Dynasty. In a new horizon, in a mythical land on a new frontier, they were cast in an epic war to fight for their love.
What the world needs to see is 3D mythological cinema of this nature in New Zealand.
3D Chaori Cinema (Asian-friendly Maori action movie cinema) is a $1 billion a year generating industry waiting to happen in NZ. In my mind’s eye I see it growing in New Zealand. It supports the already well established 3D cinema of NZ. It just makes movies a lot quicker for the growing Asian movie market of the world.
It needs a development fund to get started. Russell Crowe the first person in the world of Maori descent to win an Oscar and Hollywood’s Lucy Liu are giving a similar concept a go in the film, Man with Iron Fists. We need to move more into 3D with Chaori cinema texts in and from New Zealand. Cliff Curtis, a Maori actor has also been a success starring in Asian nations in an Asian action star mythological film.
We have enough trial models on display in aspects of this genre to really go for it and develop it further. Chaori cinema is another strand of cinema to be developed in New Zealand to sit alongside what Sir Peter Jackson, John Barnett and newcomers like James Cameron have already achieved from New Zealand.
It is a brand new cinema strand though, that can only make the overall package more attractive when perceiving New Zealand as a stand out filmmaking nation location. It makes sense to develop Chaori cinema and Maori cinema that is Asian-markets friendly, more.
It’s an authentic visual expression of New Zealand for the wider world’s markets.
[Photos: Spin Off and Business Insider online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 8.10.12~
In the Kiwi dream, The Child asks: What is beauty? Then The Bard sagely replies: Beauty is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted. Beauty is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. Beauty is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw, But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight. . . . But you are life and you are the veil.
–Khalil Gibran poetry, Lebanon.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
MAORI 3D ACTION MOVIES WITH CHINESE ACTORS CAST IN LEAD ROLES – CREATING A MAORI 3D ACTION MOVIE GENRE IN NEW ZEALAND
Photo: Taiaha art and Mau Rakau action characters are already teaching America’s children each day on TV. The merch that goes with these characters and the revenue of ad placement between their image is kinda a big deal in the USA. We don’t value it enough in NZ or give it a decent enough chance perhaps. Yet the world could.
Here’s a picture I snapped in 2010 in West Hollywood where taiaha art is not only on TV it also features around the city of Hollywood too.
Evolving Maori Cinema in New Zealand’s film industry:
Some global economic developments are occurring in the world of film. New markets are opening up in China. Canada’s best movie maker and world box office record holder James Cameron recently said within five years China’s movie market could rival the Wests. Including Chinese actors in movie ideas is a key part of Cameron’s strategy to evolve his brand of films into China. Actors from China will be sequed into future Avatar sequels, Cameron’s box office gold at present.
In New Zealand our economic leaders have identified China as being a key trading partner of New Zealand in the future.
So the question today is: How can Maori action films find cohesion with Asian markets love of movies that tell mythological stories, just like Maori do in legends Maori have been telling for centuries in New Zealand in a similar way China has been telling their legends in China for many centuries more? (more…)
Both The Examiner and Collider report that Oscar winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will produce a new movie for Warner Bros Studios together. Race to The South Pole features content of the race between Englishman Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen in the Southernmost point on the Earth.
Five people we’re reading right now are:
3. Wu Guanzhong
[Photos: Getty Images via The HR].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
The movie plotline goes: Girl meets boat. Boat meets girl. The boat is a gift. They fall in love with the ocean. She wants to sail the world. The problem is, she’s 13. Dutch authorities say she’s too young. A legal battle ensues. Then at 15, she sets sail.
Now 16, Laura Dekker of New Zealand, Dutch and German connections is off to shop her story for a movie deal.
New York and Sundance film festival are on the adventurous teen’s film producing project, agenda.
So far, I like the story.
I hope the film will convey her winning chutzpah.
[Definitely a Larry Ellison (as EP) style of film to jump through the hoops]. Go kid. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.9.12~
Laura Dekker arrived into port last night. The sixteen year old teen of German and Dutch lineage plans to finish her schooling in NZ – the country of her birth – then sail at the Olympics wearing the silver fern.
Dekker is neck-and-neck today for the no.1 Kiwi position on the website with Lisa Carrington, World Champion athlete. (more…)
Breaking Music/ Film news: Ron Howard to direct fim of Jay-Z‘s Budweiser Made in America Music Festival.
Brian Grazer is set to produce the film.
[Photo - Hollywood Reporter].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.8.12~
“Sports Psychology” is the fifth most read topic on the website over the last three days. A new trend. Must be Olympics time.
What can I write about those two buzz words today?
When I touched down in California, it was daunting for a farm raised, rural Kiwi kid. A city of 20 million people in a concrete jungle was what you saw outside of the aeroplane window of Los Angeles and its outlying districts when hitting LAX.
Perhaps in order to cope and adjust, one of the first things I did was buy a fridge magnet that had Arnold Schwarzennegar‘s suede on it, at Universal City. The magnet said: “My Governor can beat the crap out of your Governor.” Well, he sure did that to the California economy! (more…)
Salinas Rodeo, California – AFP/ Getty Images.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.7.12~
PETER DUNNE TALKS QUALITY CONTROL OF SYNTHETIC HERBAL HIGHS, KIM DOTCOM & PETER JACKSON’S HOBBIT PLANS NEWS
New Zealand Government Reviews Party Pills culture: “Manufacturers of herbal highs and recreational drugs will now be responsible for proving their products are safe before they can be sold.
Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne said new regulations reverse “the onus of proof” by making all party pills and other herbal highs illegal until they are proved safe for sale.”
More timely Quality Control News at TVNZ. How will our Brit friends cope now?! :)
In other news, US ‘the enemy’ says Dotcom judge. Too funny. Peter Jackson wants a medal for resourceful filmmaking, going with a vision of parlaying more Oscars from his gift of cinematic auteurship. Can he get more films from a master novelist’s book. Also read: Jackson is not done with the Hobbits industry just yet.
Yeah – it’s like, there needs to be way more action scenes of adventurous scenes, so that the Hobbiton theme park can happen. So, I guess, you keep at it. Hobbits it just what the man does.
[Photos: Kings Plant Barn NZ & Tumeke]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.7.12~
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1. New Zealand
2. Entertainment Celebrity News
3. Entertainment Music News
4. Hollywood Film News
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~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.7.12~