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Kahukura Newsletter May-June 2001

Dear Friends, Partners, Suppliers, Customers and Collaborators We are pleased to bring you our monthly update.

The Dish has rated number three at the box office in New Zealand in its first week of release. The national release of The Dish by Premiere Films took place on Thursday the 17th of May. This followed the successful sell-out premiere in Nelson, where young star Carl Snell lives. This is the first film to be released by new distribution company Premiere Films, launched by Kahukura Managing Director, Larry Parr and Sydney based Richard Sheffield of Sheffield Entertainment. The Dish, has taken A$17 million at the Australian box office, and is now also screening in the US and the UK, where it has received rave reviews. Based on a true story, The Dish follows the emotions, drama and laughter behind the Apollo XI mission to the moon in July 1969, and the extraordinary role Australia played in bringing the satellite pictures to the world. The film features kiwis Sam Neill, Roy Billing and Carl Snell. Kevin Harrington and Tom Long from Seachange also take lead roles along with Patrick Warburton of Seinfeld fame (Elaine’s boyfriend Puddy). For reviews of the dish visit

Filming has been completed for lovebites, and this TV series is now in post-production, heading to your TV sets soon. Check out the swankatudinous lovebites website at, it will provide a chance to get to know the characters and to see some sneak-preview footage.

Copies of our much-loved TV drama Fish Skin Suit are being sold for $24.95 including GST and postage. This fable is about a family in a small fishing village, disrupted by a flamboyant Elvis impersonator. Fish Skin Suit stars Kirk Torrance (Stickmen, Shortland Street), Nancy Brunning (Crooked Earth, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted), Jacob Rajan (Shortland Street, The Candlestick Maker), and Madeline Sami (Ice TV, Shortland Street). Order you copy from

Aidiko Insane is in pre-production with careful attention being paid to casting. This project is at a pivotal stage right now.

We are constantly on the lookout for outstanding scripts by talented writers, especially those that could be made under our ‘no-budget’ scheme. Please address any scripts to Georgina Allison, Producers Assistant.

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