Stephen Papps

Braindead (1992)

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When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Timothy Balme  •  Diana Peñalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Timothy Balme  •  Diana Peñalver  •  Elizabeth Moody  •  Ian Watkin

The Piano (1993)

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After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Sam Neill  •  Anna Paquin

The End of the Golden Weather (1991)

Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of being an Olympic athlete. Together, the two begin a close friendship as Geoff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Mune
CAST:  Stephen Fulford  •  Stephen Papps  •  Paul Gittins  •  Gabrielle Hammond

Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of being an Olympic athlete. Together, the two begin a close friendship as Geoff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Mune
CAST:  Stephen Fulford  •  Stephen Papps  •  Paul Gittins  •  Gabrielle Hammond

Bonjour Timothy (1995)

Timothy and his family is expecting a French-Canadian male exchange student, that turns out to be an attractive girl, to which Timothy proceeds to make a fool of himself, trying to impress. When Michelle becomes ill from drinking spiked punch at a party, Timothy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Tourell
CAST:  Dean O'Gorman  •  Sabine Karsenti  •  Milan Borich  •  Angela Bloomfield

Timothy and his family is expecting a French-Canadian male exchange student, that turns out to be an attractive girl, to which Timothy proceeds to make a fool of himself, trying to impress. When Michelle becomes ill from drinking spiked punch at a party, Timothy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Tourell
CAST:  Dean O'Gorman  •  Sabine Karsenti  •  Milan Borich  •  Angela Bloomfield

We're Here to Help (2007)

A Kafkaesque docudrama of an actual case involving a Christchurch small businessman and the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department. Most people can relate to running up against a bureaucrat (especially the tax man), who knows he can cause you trouble if you say ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonothan Cullinane
CAST:  Erik Thomson  •  Miriama Smith  •  Cameron Ramsay-Gibbons  •  Michael Hurst

A Kafkaesque docudrama of an actual case involving a Christchurch small businessman and the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department. Most people can relate to running up against a bureaucrat (especially the tax man), who knows he can cause you trouble if you say ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonothan Cullinane
CAST:  Erik Thomson  •  Miriama Smith  •  Cameron Ramsay-Gibbons  •  Michael Hurst

Lawless: Dead Evidence (2001)

A killer thought behind bars is killing again. It's up to John Lawless (Kevin Smith) and Jodie Keane (Angelina Dotchin) to stop the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Haskell
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Angela Marie Dotchin  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Bruce Hopkins

A killer thought behind bars is killing again. It's up to John Lawless (Kevin Smith) and Jodie Keane (Angelina Dotchin) to stop the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Haskell
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Angela Marie Dotchin  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Bruce Hopkins

Russian Snark (2010)

Misha (Stephen Papps), a once celebrated filmmaker who has fallen on hard times, resolves to leave his homeland in search of a film-friendly country where he can pursue his career. With his wife Nadia (Elena Stejko) in tow he sets sail from Russia in a tiny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sinclair
CAST:  Stephen Papps  •  Elena Stejko  •  Stephanie Tauevihi  •  Rene Naufahu

Misha (Stephen Papps), a once celebrated filmmaker who has fallen on hard times, resolves to leave his homeland in search of a film-friendly country where he can pursue his career. With his wife Nadia (Elena Stejko) in tow he sets sail from Russia in a tiny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sinclair
CAST:  Stephen Papps  •  Elena Stejko  •  Stephanie Tauevihi  •  Rene Naufahu

One of Them! (1998)

One of Them! was one of two dramas (alongside Niki Caro movie Memory and Desire) inspired by short stories collected in Peter Wells' 1991 book Dangerous Desires. It was made for TV One as a Montana Sunday drama. Set in Auckland, 1965, One of Them! follows Lemmy and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main
CAST:  Ciaran Pennington  •  Cameron J. Watt  •  Stephen Papps  •  Ray Woolf

One of Them! was one of two dramas (alongside Niki Caro movie Memory and Desire) inspired by short stories collected in Peter Wells' 1991 book Dangerous Desires. It was made for TV One as a Montana Sunday drama. Set in Auckland, 1965, One of Them! follows Lemmy and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Main
CAST:  Ciaran Pennington  •  Cameron J. Watt  •  Stephen Papps  •  Ray Woolf

Eruption (2009)

Clive de Roo scientist discovers a new source of seismic activity beneath the Gulf of Waitemata. Provides that a new volcanic eruption could occur within the next few days. But it's hard to convince skeptical colleagues, undertook efforts to minimize the effects of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Mulheron
CAST:  Ben Barrington  •  Byron Coll  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Jade Daniels

Clive de Roo scientist discovers a new source of seismic activity beneath the Gulf of Waitemata. Provides that a new volcanic eruption could occur within the next few days. But it's hard to convince skeptical colleagues, undertook efforts to minimize the effects of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Mulheron
CAST:  Ben Barrington  •  Byron Coll  •  Mark Mitchinson  •  Jade Daniels

Possum (1997)

In a backwoods cabin, a boy called Little Man lives with his dad (a trapper), his older sister Missy, and his younger sister Kid, who is feral, spends most of her time under the table, and can imitate the sound of any animal. Their mother is dead. One day, while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad McGann
CAST:  Martin Taylor  •  Stephen Papps  •  Eve-Marie Brandish  •  Alexia Verdonkschot

In a backwoods cabin, a boy called Little Man lives with his dad (a trapper), his older sister Missy, and his younger sister Kid, who is feral, spends most of her time under the table, and can imitate the sound of any animal. Their mother is dead. One day, while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad McGann
CAST:  Martin Taylor  •  Stephen Papps  •  Eve-Marie Brandish  •  Alexia Verdonkschot

Love Mussel (2001)

In this mockumentary, Kevin Smith plays himself covering the story of a New Zealand town after the discovery that a local shellfish, the geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck") has the properties of Viagra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Snell  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Peter Rowley

In this mockumentary, Kevin Smith plays himself covering the story of a New Zealand town after the discovery that a local shellfish, the geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck") has the properties of Viagra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Snell  •  Vicky Haughton  •  Peter Rowley