Queenstown film premiere for Kiwi Western

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What’s dubbed the world’s first ‘pavlova Western’ premieres in Queenstown’s Reading Cinemas tomorrow (Thursday).

Kiwi-made Good For Nothing – which was predominantly shot in Central Otago but also in Queenstown Lakes and Southland – is entering its third week in New Zealand cinemas and for two weeks has listed in the top 10 movies watched by NZers.

The movie has also already achieved critical acclaim in the US with the New York Times saying: “The ravishing NZ landscape portrays the American West.”

The movie tells the story of a grizzled gunslinger with performance anxiety, played by Cohen Holloway.

The lead actress and co-producer is Inge Rademeyer.

Rademeyer will be present at tomorrow’s premiere along with her fiance, director Mike Wallis.

“We are really looking forward to attending the premiere screening in Queenstown,” Wallis says.

“I spent seven years working in the town, it’s like a second home to me.”

Wallis is thankful for the support the shoot received from Central Otago farmers and businesses including the Kingston Flyer which let them use the train for free.

“Local cinemas have welcomed the movie with open arms, and we’ve found them to be really supportive – but also excited about seeing a Western back on the big screen.”

Good For Nothing will continue screening at Readings Cinemas over the next week and at Dorothy Browns Arrowtown Cinema.