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Festival of Colour & Wildsouth Film Festival

The film will be making it’s Wanaka premiere at the 2011 Festival of Colour, which is in conjunction with the Wildsouth film festival. ITSOTM will be screened at the Cinema Paradiso at the following times:

Tuesday April 12th 6pm – Hugh Barnard will be giving a brief talk before this session!

Thursday April 14th 8pm

Friday April 15th 10am (for the earlybirds!)


New Zealand North Island Premiere: 9th March, Wellington @Paramount Theatre

Hello, we are pleased to announce that In The Shadow Of The Mountain will be screened in Wellington at the Paramount Theater on Wednesday 9 March. Tickets will be available at the door for $10.00 or are available at this number: PH: 04 3844080.

There will be drinks at 7:30 PM and the show begins at 8:30. Also being screened that evening are 2 great films by some of our friends. First is Without Rain, a documentary short by Splashroom Media. It’s about a small village in the remote mountains of Nepal facing challenges to their way of life brought on by climate change.

River Dog was made by Daniel Oscar Hunter and James Muir. Here’s a synopsis:

In the remote New Zealand countryside the underbelly of a farming community continues to pollute the water and destroy the last remaining natural values of the Pahaoa River. Yet not all is lost. One farmer and his team of dogs challenge the status quo, battling against all odds to keep the river clean, protect the wildlife and to simply survive in this isolated and lawless land.

And the trailer:

“Best Director” Mountain Film Festival, Mammoth CA

We are proud to announce that our film has been awarded the prize of “Best Director” at the 2011 Mountain Film Festival in Mammoth, California. This is the first festival that we’ve been accepted to and are deeply grateful to MMF for this honor. The filmmakers Hugh & Max are however currently in NZ and were regretfully not able to trek all the way to the Sierra Nevada range to be in attendance at this prestigious festival.