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Netherwood – Farmer/Western

I don’t know a huge amount about Netherwood… I know it’s billed as a modern Western in North Canterbury New Zealand farm land, that it was produced locally by Owen Black who is also the leadand that it has a summer tour planned for regional New Zealand (According to their blog, dates to be announced), it has a talented cast and that I was around the office when Afterglow helped them out by providing a sound booth to do a spot of ADR in, and I foolishly missed out on a chance to see a sneak peak preview last year when my boss offered tickets because he couldn’t go.

I know it played at the Christchurch leg of the film festival, but haven’t seen any press reviews from those screenings.

All in all the web presence and marketing for the film is pretty low key, but I believe the guys behind it have been doing the hard yards on the ground organizing screenings and preparing for what sounds like an interesting attempt at four walling this New Zealand film, hopefully ahead of a wider release.

I wish them all the luck, and hope if you haven’t heard of this film before, that you snoop around and keep an ear to the tracks, I’d hate for it to roll by unnoticed!


2 responses to “Netherwood – Farmer/Western

  1. Jonathon Rayner-Burt January 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I’m really interested to see how these guys end up taking their film on tour prior to any eventual ‘traditional’ exhibition – it’s an approach that we’re probably going to take with our feature. Good on them. J

  2. genrenz January 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Yeah, it’s an age old tactic, but more feasible now with the increase of both e-cinemas and also increasing ability for indies to create their own DCP’s for digital exhibition.

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