3 Mile Limit NZ Film Wins Best Feature Film At Fargo
3 Mile Limit NZ Film Wins Best Feature Film At Fargo International Film Festival In U.S
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New Zealand adventure drama feature film ‘3 Mile Limit’ has just taken out the top award for best feature film at the Fargo International Film Festival in the U.S. The film is due for release on March 6thNo.8 Films. Backed by a strong ensemble cast including leading man Matt Whelan, Dan Musgrove, Belinda Crawley and David Aston.
“This is really exciting news because it means the film is finding an international audience ahead of it’s New Zealand release next March” said Newland the Director of 3 Mile Limit.
“I’m excited because also today we were accepted into competition for the Washington DC International Film Festival. We have only just last week finished the sound mix at Park Road Post in Wellington, so the timing couldn’t be better” said Newland who is the Producer and Director of the film.
It's 1965 and rock music is shaking up the world but not in New Zealand. Richard Davis is a 23yr old journalist by day, but at night manages a local band called ‘The Yellow Sprockets’.
He is determined to break the Government's monopoly on state broadcasting and bring rock n' roll and free speech to an oppressed younger generation, and at the same time hold onto the woman he loves.
3 Mile Limit is an iconic New Zealand true story based on the 1965 beginnings of Radio Hauraki on a boat called the TIRI in international waters in the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland. A power struggle developed between the government and these free spirited individuals who set out to change a system that starved a nation of modern pop music. 2014. It’s produced and directed by Craig Newland in association with
Director Craig Newland has pieced together a strong cast, which includes leading man Matt Whelan, (My Wedding and Other Secrets, and The Most Fun You Can Have Dying) who is supported by Dan Musgrove (Underbelly) and David Aston (Lord of The Rings, Underworld, The Matrix) as the Broadcasting Minister.
The screenplay written by Craig Newland and Andrew Gunn has been recognised as an international story that will travel beyond the shores of New Zealand by Ed Pressman, the legendary New York based producer (Wall Street starring Michael Douglas, and American Psycho) who loaned his support to the film and discussed its universal appeal with Craig Newland.