–Steven Bell-Booth lyrics.
... Needing a shelter away from the storm. (more…)
Crazy Funny TV has got to go to: Sam Wallace‘s latest wrestling incarnation. (Scientologists, Serbians & Russia would be so proud).
Also funny was Fair Go with Ali Mau & team. It was so New Zealand: This Is Your Life it deserves a second play, for sure. Silly, fun, good energy. Let’s drop it down and go with: Kids School Ad Awards.
Seriously, Sam should have his own TV Channel or work for a movie studio. Too funny.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.10.12~
Mo Yan, became the first Chinese writer to win the literature Nobel. The artist was awarded the Peace Prize while serving a prison sentence for opposing single-party rule. Photo: AP. Reporting Christopher Bodeen, Toronto Star.
Mo Yan’s Bo Xilai poem follows:
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.10.12~
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~
Avatar Solar Array – James Cameron’s latest project:
MNN.Com reports: Back in May 2011, after relocating his production company to the MBS Media Campus, director James Cameron constructed a massive solar array to power the next to Avatar sequels.
“These are things the studios need to be thinking about,” Cameron told the Washington Post. “When I do my next film, we’re going to go much farther than we did in terms of running a green set.
"In the rhythm of the waves, in this liquid drift of light, I am releasing the angel to breathe"
–Eva de Castro Robinson‘s body of orchestral work.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.10.12~
There is nothing more powerful than ideas whose time has come, filmed on landscapes that are resources rich. ImagiNATIVE writers are the world's first architects of a future new world and new frontier.
–The way of global film sales marketing patterns observed over a few years now.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
–Winston Churchill as a writer, storyteller, peace maker and boozy warrior leader.
Developing a sustainable film industry in New Zealand really comes down to investing in New Zealand writers more and fostering relationships with the world’s best screenwriters too. It is vital that New Zealand encourages writers, as writers become the billionaires after all the effort has gone into producing successful film franchises. We need some Maori billionaires in New Zealand. Maybe some could write their way into the history books invisaging a cinematic light to project the new way.
We must write films from New Zealand, as if we don’t other people’s written ideas of the South Pacific, will be written about our territory. So, it makes sense to always be writing our own version of the world and attaching our definitions and meanings of landscape of the South Pacific to our own words and ideas in our films. We can write futuristic films, yet the messages in them attached to our landscapes have a resonance all over the world for the good.
We have the locations and enough filmmaking capability now in New Zealand. We just need better scripts, film franchise ideas created in New Zealand and a belief in fast tracking screen-writers to a global level of writing ability. Film crews travel (actors included) to where whoever has the best ideas - to collaborate on – film projects of significance.
New Zealand is soon to become that place even more so, then we have been already on some major film projects.
So what kinds of writers could happen in New Zealand? As a precursor to Mitt Romney‘s rise in politics as a star figure for the US, novelist Stephenie Meyer was a Mormon housewife of Arizona, who mimicked the UK’s JK Rowlings star template as a novelist.
Meyer’s story as a humble writer is one of a stand out success for relativiely new billionaires. Meyer’s novel ideas, even created a brand new studio to make her novels into films. It was then aquired by Lionsgate to import a strong youth audience following into Lionsgate’s entertainment brand.
The young actors cast in Meyer’s films now lead California’s box office (Kristen Stewart being one). JK of course, mimicked Brit authors like C.S Lewis and JRR Tolkien to find her own voice as a single parent writer. Magic was JK’s theme of children learning at school. Meyer’s was a voice of fantasy, romance, angst – youth under threat. Meyer’s creative literary bent, was a huge hit.
What this tells us: Perhaps we need to invest in single parents and-or Kiwi housewives more. (more…)
True Kiwi facts, Grey Lyn, Auckland City – New Zealand: Once upon a time a humble Samoan lad was born in Hayward, California. He and his family moved around a lot in his early years. He played football for the University of Miami and wanted to study to be a criminologist. The world called him to wrestle instead.
He followed in his dad’s footsteps. It took a while to get going as an entertainer in his own right, then Hollywood called him to act in movies.
His name is Dwayne Johnson, the rest is history unfolding and can be seen on the silver screen.
[Photo - O.Canada Entertainment, Sports News & News Website]
So, who’s cool and being read right now online?
1. Amy Rhodes
5. Miley Cyrus
Favorite The Rock quotes:
Who in the blue hell are you?
Just bring it!
Finally…The Rock…has come back to [whatever city he's in at the time]
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking!
It doesn’t matter what you think.
You will go one on one with the Great One!
… So silly! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteaoroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.9.12~
Why super heroes are an industry, why they pay off as an investment and how they function as key symbols to peoples psychological make up. Read Disney Marvel Investments Acquistions News
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.9.12~
To grow New Zealand’s filmmaking in groundbreaking news ways: “Ancient Maori legends combined with a big 3D budget vision have the potential to be relevant in the world.”
“Think, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon being a Maori legend told well,” is what Tini Molyneux told me about 12 years ago.” Today, I have to say, all of those years ago, Molyneux’s vision was right.
Food for thought for Iwi, China, Asia-Pacific to mull over concerning cool new films adding to NZ’s already cool movie genre of new films being made and produced.
In the films, I’d probably cast actors who didn’t know how to read or write well, yet their action skills were a forte. They’d shine in these groundbreaking films as whole people earning good incomes. eg: Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars story.
Seeing people who’d struggled with literacy “not intimidated” and acting in movies for tiger markets, with more golf time on their hands outside of their careers to play golf at St Andrews in Scotland in movie down time, would kinda rock too.
Summation: Chaori film production companies are a fantastic idea to grow NZ’s economy. Win-win-win. A billion dollar industry each year, just waiting to be developed in New Zealand. I like the idea as it the idea is about sustainable creation in new industry-building ideas from NZ.
What do you see in your Kiwi dream?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.9.12~
“Within five years, China could easily be as big a gross-revenue market for film as North America, and there are very specific economic incentives for having both Chinese content and Chinese co-production.
“For Avatar, we can certainly use Chinese actors as performancecapture actors (in animated film sequences like Avatar sequels) because any accent issues will hide within the Na’vi accent.”
–James Cameron eyes up casting Chinese actors to grow his brand of films into China’s new frontier.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
Press Release – Tribal Affairs – The Crown & Ngati Whatua Iwi:
“The Crown today signed a deed to collectively settle the historical claims of iwi and hapū over shared interests in the Auckland area, including maunga (volcanic cones) and motu (islands), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced.
The deed was signed at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. In attendance were Mr Finlayson and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples representing the Crown, representatives of the iwi and hapū groups that have been negotiating as the Tāmaki Collective, a number of local Members of Parliament, and also Auckland City Mayor Len Brown.
“Today we have reached a critical step towards settling all historical Treaty grievances in the Auckland region,” Mr Finlayson said. “This deed of settlement resolves some of the most complex overlapping claims and shared interests in the country, and the relationships built here lay the foundations for a better future for iwi and hapū, the Crown, and the city of Auckland.”
The Collective Deed vests the ownership of 14 maunga (volcanic cones) in the Tāmaki Collective. The maunga will be co-governed by a body made up of representatives of Auckland Council, the Tāmaki Collective and a Crown representative.
“For generations the maunga have been intrinsically important to the iwi and hapū of Tāmaki Collective and the people of Auckland,” Mr Finlayson said. “This integrated management approach will bring benefit to everyone and ensure that our iconic symbols will remain long after we have gone.”
I ate avocados so much in California with corn chips and the most delicious salsa recipes ever, I swear I was an honorary martian of avoca-enhanced-health at one point.
Avocado’s nutritional benefits are green sunshine in a deep purple shell. Back here in the paradise Isles of New Zealand, Kiwi chefs latest offering is: The Art of Making Avocado Taste Like Tuna.–ScoopIt. Eugene Hamilton of Euro’s latest creationz kinda rock!
HealthTip: Apparently, the Guinness Book of World Records states an avocado is the most nutritionally complete fruit in the world. Avocado is all about good fats to help keep the heart healthy. Avocados are chocca with essential vitamins and minerals like iron, folate and vitamin C.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.9.12~
Today I was watching Syliva Earle, a gem of an American who resembles Nancy Reagan, speaking Ocean-side with Ngai Tahu’s Mark Solomon in Rarotonga on how, 70% of the world’s oxygen is produced by the Ocean. When Syliva spoke, she breathed life into my heart.
Speaking of hearts, child poverty is at an all time high in Western nations of the world (New Zealand’s included). We’re at risk of losing a conscience, or we are becoming less stout hearted as a people. A greedy disease has set in that needs to be flushed out of our thinking, especially concerning our children. Most at risk are Maori and Pacific Island children citizens of New Zealand. When it comes to sports, they are some of our best athletes, so I wonder what will happen to the sporting mix of NZ’s future if these children are being deliberately starved by politicians acting for racist white greedy people (pretty much). Are their hearts being strengthened enough each day? Body, soul, spirit?
I flick over to sports coaching now, turning to a crazy American fitness kid, in the form of Nicole McClain, (more…)
Reuters notes today: Amelia Earhart who flew in a Lockheed Electra10E broke a lot of boundaries as an artist and aviator.
Today would have been Earhart’s 115th birthday.
CBS News noted: A US group lead a search that Hillary Clinton had previously endorsed to look for the pilot’s remains and Earhart’s plane. The mission was unsuccessful.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, still believes Earhart and her navigator crashed onto a reef off a remote island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago this month, its president had told The Associated Press on Monday.
“This is just sort of the way things are in this world,” TIGHAR president Pat Thrasher said. “It’s not like an Indiana Jones flick where you go through a door and there it is. It’s not like that – it’s never like that.”
The U.S. State Department had encouraged the privately-funded voyage, which launched earlier this month from Honolulu using 30,000 pounds (13,608 kilograms) in specialized equipment and a University of Hawaii ship normally used for ocean research.”
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Earhart inspired on so many levels as a humanitarian artist. She inspired the idea of navigating your own potential, blocking out negativity and being an idea of global change.
She lived life beyond the limits of what society’s architectural design had prescribed in the day. Earhart’s message, she wrote across the skies. Airborne, as a writer of history, her body in momentum’s flight was her visionary pen.
Artists like Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton and any strong star that flies in planes a lot making a humanitarian difference in the world, perhaps now wear Earhart’s mantle. That’s what I reckon anyways.
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On the issue of water’s beneficial flows, are Maori cast as:
b) The Woman At The Well
c) Her 5 absent husbands
d) The H2O?
–my NZX leaky watch, Colin McCahon artsy, Iwi-Kiwi water thoughts for the day.
These components on New Zealand’s palate of justice, politicians and judges must paint a picture from, regarding water – with Iwi inclusion. (more…)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson checked in on Forbes Top 100 as the 3rd highest earning actor for the last year. The Rock earned US$34 million for his days on set at the office and touring promoting his films. Not bad at all.
In first place was box-office wrestler, Tom Cruise, with a [declared] earnings of $75 million. In second equal position was Leonardo DiCaprio and Happy Gilmour funnyman Adam Sandler both earning $37 million. Ben Stiller earned $34 million. Sacha Baron Cohen and Johnny Depp, Will Smith took $30 million. Mark Wahlberg earned $27 million.
[Shouldering the pressures of that level of fame, believe it or not, these guys have a tough job. Photo: Dwayne Johnson - Green Nobles].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.7.12~
THE HORIWOOD TOP TEN – SIMON DALLOW, MIRIAMA KAMO, HILARY BARRY, MIKE McROBERTS, JIM HICKEY – NZ NEWS 6.7.12
By request: The Horiwood Top Ten:
Today we’re reading from: United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Spain, India, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Philippines and Singapore.
On a rather hectic news week, it was time to bring out four of the top guns to deliver New Zealand’s news this friday, with our no.1 weather broadcaster thrown in for good measure (watch out for the Alpacas!). High drama news with Christchurch city being likened by an Australian website as being like Tehran and East Timor in war zone conflict times. Ouch!
TVOne News: Simon Dallow & Miriama Kamo on air.
I should do a top 50 list today as all of the blog post selections are so diverse, smart, political, relevant, onto-it, productive, thoughtful. Anway:
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
1. Horiwood Front Page: Monte Barrett sees stars in New Zealand - boxing news.
2. The Shard – Building architecture, London.
3. Serena Williams
4. Jaime Ridge & Rosie Arkle: Boxing Babes
5. Ewan MacDonald
6. Melissa Etheridge performs in New Zealand: Water & Sowing & Reaping
7. Anna MacDonald
8. Rikirangi Gauge: Kaitiaki o Te Moana
9. What “China” wants: oil, coal, gas, gold, silver, high protein foods, land, citzenship
10. Deepwater Horizon’s $7.8 billion gulf settlement news.
News clip choice (to be a sport….) TV3 News Reel too:
Extra Posts (Politics to one side):
No. 26: The Higgs Bosson science scrap
No. 29: Cooper Cronk: State of Origin rugby league football.
No. 35: V8 Supercars racing – green lit Auckland City.
No. 39: Gianluigi Buffon
No. 43: Hemi Rolleston Maori-China exports, Shane Cameron & Maori youth news 4th NZJuly 2012.
No. 50: Horiwood’s audience by country and global region 2011 totals.
No. 51. Whatumoana Paki: The Maori King’s dad.
Around The World: coming up…
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.7.12~