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3 Mile Limit Wins Selection into 7 International Film Fests

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Tuesday 14th Jan 2014

3 Mile Limit Movie Wins Official Selection into 7 International Film Festivals


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Matt Whelan stars in 3 Mile Limit

New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Official Selection into seven International Film Festivals in the U.S for Best Feature Film. Not since Whale Rider have so many film festivals shown such strong interest in a NZ Independent film. The film is due for release in NZ on March 6th 2014. It’s produced and directed by Craig Newland in association with No.8 Films.

“We had great news on Christmas Eve after winning the Fargo International Film Festival for Best Feature Film, since then we have won selection into another six Film Festivals. I’m blown away by the interest the American Festivals have shown for our kiwi film” said Craig Newland the Director of 3 Mile Limit.

“You always hope when making a local film that it might appeal to an international audience, so I’m incredibly thankful the film has reached into the North American market ahead of our national release in March in such a positive way. It seems the festivals are reacting strongly to the untold true story.” Newland said.

3 Mile Limit is an iconic New Zealand true story based on the 1960’s beginnings of Radio Hauraki on a boat called the TIRI in international waters in the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland.

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.

A power struggle develops between the government and these free spirited individuals who set out to change a system that starved a nation of modern pop music.

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 was recognised early 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 believed in its universal appeal.

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