Brett Mills

Story of a legend

By PHILIP CHANDLER A former Queenstowner’s told the tale of an unsung heroine of the Whakatipu goldfields. The Nine Lives of Kitty K. is an historical novel about the incredible life of Kitty Kirk (1855-1930), who was known for her daring...
One of the biggest behind-the-scenes stars in Queenstown’s film and TV industry since the ‘90s moved to Auckland last Thursday.  Annie Weston discusses her move with PHILIP CHANDLER, reflects on changes she’s seen and explains why the TV commercial...

TV shoots tonic for film crews

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's film community is gearing up for a busy February/March with two TV series being shot simultaneously in the region. First, the second series of TV crime thriller One Lane Bridge will again be shot around Queenstown, starting...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Plans for a $12 million Queenstown film studio have been brought forward to address the Covid-19-induced collapse of the local tourism industry. The proposal, for a large Gibbston Valley site opposite the Victoria Flats landfill, has been sent to...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A six-part $7 million crime drama shot in Queenstown over three months late last year premieres on TVNZ 1 next Monday. One Lane Bridge is produced by Great Southern Television, whose local boss and part-owner Philip Smith has...
A film shot in Arrowtown will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The Inland Road, shot in and around the historic town in autumn 2015, stars Cromwell youngster Georgia Spillane, who plays Lily. The 399-film festival opens on Friday. Producer Aaron...
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