3 Mile Limit – Movie - Filming Completed
3 Mile Limit – Movie
Monday, 11 February 2013,
Press Release: No.8 Films
Post Production under way in Miramar, Wellington.
Post Production has begun on ‘3 Mile Limit’ the feature length movie based on the true story of Radio Hauraki broadcasting from international waters in the 1960’s.
Filming completed in Auckland in December 2012.
“It was fantastic to finally shoot this iconic piece of NZ history and bring the 1960’s to life which was such a rich period in New Zealand’s social change”, said Craig Newland the Producer and Director of 3 Mile Limit.
3 Mile Limit tells the story of one man’s determination to bring change to the Government’s stand off on public broadcasting, and bring Rock n’ Roll to a nation starved of modern pop music. But caught up in the middle of this titanic struggle is the relationship between Richard (the protagonist) and Judy his wife as they battle against all odds and struggle to keep their marriage intact.
The cast is brilliantly led by Matt Whelan, the winner of the 2010 Qantas Film & Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor Award for popular TV series, Go Girls. Matt Whelan has already two feature films behind him, My Wedding and Other Secrets, The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, and is to appear in Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’.
“Matt’s performance in ‘3 Mile Limit’ completely anchored the film and made it easy for other cast members to feed off. Matt displayed an arc of emotional depth and leadership which I think will show the public he’s one of New Zealand’s brightest leading men”, said Newland.
He is very well supported by Dan Musgrove (Underbelly NZ) who plays one of the key supporting roles and Belinda Crawley who plays Judy. The screenplay was written by Craig Newland and Andrew Gunn.
No.8 Films already have international
distributor’s interested in the film, which will travel to
the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Photo still from ‘3 Mile Limit – Movie’
From left: Elliot Wrightson, Matt Whelan, Dan Musgrove.