Mark Mitchinson

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Martin Freeman  •  Richard Armitage  •  Ken Stott

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Tracker (2010)

An ex-Boer war guerrilla in New Zealand is sent out to bring back a Maori accused of killing a British soldier. Gradually they grow to know and respect one another but a posse, led by the British Commanding officer is close behind and his sole intention is to see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Sharp
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Andy Anderson  •  Gareth Reeves

An ex-Boer war guerrilla in New Zealand is sent out to bring back a Maori accused of killing a British soldier. Gradually they grow to know and respect one another but a posse, led by the British Commanding officer is close behind and his sole intention is to see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Sharp
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Temuera Morrison  •  Andy Anderson  •  Gareth Reeves

After the Waterfall (2010)

A forest ranger is haunted by the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter, and the subsequent breakup of his marriage. He discovers his ex-wife Ana is pregnant to the policeman in charge of his missing daughter's case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simone Horrocks
CAST:  Dan Broad  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Sally Stockwell  •  Elizabeth Hawthorne

A forest ranger is haunted by the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter, and the subsequent breakup of his marriage. He discovers his ex-wife Ana is pregnant to the policeman in charge of his missing daughter's case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simone Horrocks
CAST:  Dan Broad  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Sally Stockwell  •  Elizabeth Hawthorne

Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (2012)

Fast-forward five years and things havent quite gone as the boys might have planned: Albert is now married to Tania and they are living in suburbia, both working in insurance and also trying (unsuccessfully) to have a baby; Sefa and Leilani are still together and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Bennett
CAST:  Oscar Kightley  •  Pua Magasiva  •  Shimpal Lelisi  •  Madeleine Sami

Fast-forward five years and things havent quite gone as the boys might have planned: Albert is now married to Tania and they are living in suburbia, both working in insurance and also trying (unsuccessfully) to have a baby; Sefa and Leilani are still together and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Bennett
CAST:  Oscar Kightley  •  Pua Magasiva  •  Shimpal Lelisi  •  Madeleine Sami

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

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A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Tatopoulos
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Michael Sheen  •  Rhona Mitra  •  Shane Brolly

A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Tatopoulos
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Michael Sheen  •  Rhona Mitra  •  Shane Brolly

Show of Hands (2008)

Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed greetings cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together they are just two of the competitors in a gruelling endurance contest to win a car - whoever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony McCarten
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Craig Hall  •  Stephen Lovatt  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed greetings cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together they are just two of the competitors in a gruelling endurance contest to win a car - whoever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony McCarten
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Craig Hall  •  Stephen Lovatt  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

The Man Who Lost His Head (2007)

Martin Clunes stars as a straight-laced museum curator who finds himself travelling to New Zealand to settle a dispute with a Maori community about an ancient carving - with unexpected consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Johnson
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  John Callen  •  Gareth Reeves  •  John Leigh

Martin Clunes stars as a straight-laced museum curator who finds himself travelling to New Zealand to settle a dispute with a Maori community about an ancient carving - with unexpected consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Johnson
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  John Callen  •  Gareth Reeves  •  John Leigh

Bombshell (2016)

How the tragic death of one man triggered a David and Goliath battle between two Allies that echoed around the world and became the catalyst to end nuclear testing in the Pacific.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riccardo Pellizzeri
CAST:  Narelle Ahrens  •  Xavier Audu  •  Damien Avery  •  Nathalie Boltt

How the tragic death of one man triggered a David and Goliath battle between two Allies that echoed around the world and became the catalyst to end nuclear testing in the Pacific.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riccardo Pellizzeri
CAST:  Narelle Ahrens  •  Xavier Audu  •  Damien Avery  •  Nathalie Boltt

How to Murder Your Wife (2015)

A black comedy based on the true story of Alfred Benning's outlandish attempts to murder his overbearing wife in 1977.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riccardo Pellizzeri
CAST:  Simon O'Connor  •  Geraldine Brophy  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Todd Lasance

A black comedy based on the true story of Alfred Benning's outlandish attempts to murder his overbearing wife in 1977.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riccardo Pellizzeri
CAST:  Simon O'Connor  •  Geraldine Brophy  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Todd Lasance

Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story (2014)

Based on the best-selling book 'My Story' this feature length drama goes beyond the headlines to tell an intimate story about secrets and one woman's struggle to have them heard. In 1993 Louise Nicholas made her first shocking accusations about being raped by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Sarkies
CAST:  Thomasin McKenzie  •  Michelle Blundell  •  Jason Hodzelmans  •  Mick Rose

Based on the best-selling book 'My Story' this feature length drama goes beyond the headlines to tell an intimate story about secrets and one woman's struggle to have them heard. In 1993 Louise Nicholas made her first shocking accusations about being raped by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Sarkies
CAST:  Thomasin McKenzie  •  Michelle Blundell  •  Jason Hodzelmans  •  Mick Rose

Siege (2012)

On the 7th of May 2009, Senior Constables Len Snee, Grant Diver and Bruce Miller arrived at 41 Chaucer Rd in Napier to serve a search warrant on Jan Molenaar for the growing of cannabis. This was just a routine warrant, something they had done countless times. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Smith
CAST:  Mark Mitchinson  •  Darren Young  •  Jon Cummings  •  Joel Tobeck

On the 7th of May 2009, Senior Constables Len Snee, Grant Diver and Bruce Miller arrived at 41 Chaucer Rd in Napier to serve a search warrant on Jan Molenaar for the growing of cannabis. This was just a routine warrant, something they had done countless times. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Smith
CAST:  Mark Mitchinson  •  Darren Young  •  Jon Cummings  •  Joel Tobeck

Bloodlines (2010)

In 1999, South African emigrant psychiatrist Colin Bouwer murdered his wife in what he thought was an undetectable manner. He was not counting on the skills and tenacity of New Zealand police and his colleagues in the medical profession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Burger
CAST:  Mark Mitchinson  •  Nathalie Boltt  •  Craig Hall  •  Will Hall

In 1999, South African emigrant psychiatrist Colin Bouwer murdered his wife in what he thought was an undetectable manner. He was not counting on the skills and tenacity of New Zealand police and his colleagues in the medical profession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Burger
CAST:  Mark Mitchinson  •  Nathalie Boltt  •  Craig Hall  •  Will Hall

Human Traces (2017)

When a mysterious young man arrives on a remote Sub-Antarctic research station, secrets threaten the relationship of a married couple working on the island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nic Gorman
CAST:  Sophie Henderson  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Vinnie Bennett  •  Sara Wiseman

When a mysterious young man arrives on a remote Sub-Antarctic research station, secrets threaten the relationship of a married couple working on the island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nic Gorman
CAST:  Sophie Henderson  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Vinnie Bennett  •  Sara Wiseman

Pike River (2016)

On the 19th of November 2010, the Pike River mine exploded with 31 men trapped inside. In the immediate confusion that followed no one knew what had happened. Within hours two men would manage a heroic escape but 29 remained unaccounted for. Over five days the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert MacKenzie
CAST:  Bruce Allpress  •  Jack Barry  •  Nick Bell-Booth  •  Colin Francis

On the 19th of November 2010, the Pike River mine exploded with 31 men trapped inside. In the immediate confusion that followed no one knew what had happened. Within hours two men would manage a heroic escape but 29 remained unaccounted for. Over five days the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert MacKenzie
CAST:  Bruce Allpress  •  Jack Barry  •  Nick Bell-Booth  •  Colin Francis

The Monster of Mangatiti (2015)

When 19 year old Heather Walsh accepts a job on a farm in the Mangatiti Valley, she has no idea paradise will become a nightmare. This true New Zealand story tells of Heather's horrific ordeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riccardo Pellizzeri  •  Philly de Lacey
CAST:  Greta Gregory  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Flynn Allan  •  Mark Warren

When 19 year old Heather Walsh accepts a job on a farm in the Mangatiti Valley, she has no idea paradise will become a nightmare. This true New Zealand story tells of Heather's horrific ordeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Riccardo Pellizzeri  •  Philly de Lacey
CAST:  Greta Gregory  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Flynn Allan  •  Mark Warren

Venus and Mars (2015)

When an attack on a Palmerston North fraud detective made headlines in October 1996, the New Zealand public followed the media reports with fascination. They read like a plot of a Hollywood film or detective novel. Poison pen letters, satanic worship, a police hate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing  •  John Banas
CAST:  Craig Hall  •  Ande Cunningham  •  Sara Wiseman  •  Paul McLaughlin

When an attack on a Palmerston North fraud detective made headlines in October 1996, the New Zealand public followed the media reports with fascination. They read like a plot of a Hollywood film or detective novel. Poison pen letters, satanic worship, a police hate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Laing  •  John Banas
CAST:  Craig Hall  •  Ande Cunningham  •  Sara Wiseman  •  Paul McLaughlin

No Shame (2018)

When a vulnerable young man returns home, he's confronted by a history of violence with his father, and the searing memory of a lost friend; he takes dramatic action.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brendan Donovan
CAST:  Kieran Charnock  •  Theresa Healey  •  Albertine Jonas  •  Mark Mitchinson

When a vulnerable young man returns home, he's confronted by a history of violence with his father, and the searing memory of a lost friend; he takes dramatic action.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brendan Donovan
CAST:  Kieran Charnock  •  Theresa Healey  •  Albertine Jonas  •  Mark Mitchinson

Mortal Engines (2018)

Many thousands of years in the future, Earth’s cities roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive traction cities, the old London, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Rivers
CAST:  Hera Hilmar  •  Robert Sheehan  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Ronan Raftery

Many thousands of years in the future, Earth’s cities roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive traction cities, the old London, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Rivers
CAST:  Hera Hilmar  •  Robert Sheehan  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Ronan Raftery

Daffodils (2019)

A bittersweet love story told through enchanting re-imaginings of popular and iconic New Zealand songs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Stubbs
CAST:  Rose McIver  •  George Mason  •  Kimbra  •  Katie Wolfe

A bittersweet love story told through enchanting re-imaginings of popular and iconic New Zealand songs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Stubbs
CAST:  Rose McIver  •  George Mason  •  Kimbra  •  Katie Wolfe
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