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Radio Hauraki Movie Announced - 3 Mile Limit

EMBARGOED UNTIL – Friday 14th September 2012

Radio Hauraki Movie Announced - 3 Mile Limit

Pre production is underway for the much anticipated feature length movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ based on the true story of Radio Hauraki broadcasting from international waters in the 1960’s. It’s Craig Newland’s directorial feature debut film, backed by a strong ensemble cast including leading man Matt Whelan, Dan Musgrove, Carl Dixon, and new comers Elliot Wrightson, Jordan Mooney and Dan Cresswell. The film is being produced by No.8 Films Ltd and will shoot in November 2012 in Auckland.

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 about to bring Rock n’ Roll to a nation starved of modern pop music.

Producer/ Director Craig Newland has pieced together an incredibly strong cast lead 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 NZ feature films behind him, My Wedding and Other Secrets, and The Most Fun You Can Have Dying. He is supported by Dan Musgrove who played the leading role in Underbelly NZ.
The screenplay written by Craig Newland and Andrew Gunn (Kiwi Flyer) 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 who has produced over 75 films including Wall Street starring Michael Douglas, and American Psycho. Pressman loaned his support to the film and discussed it’s universal appeal with Craig Newland.

No.8 Films already have international distributor’s interested in the film, and once the film is complete, it will travel to the Cannes Film Festival next year.

“The films story is set in Auckland however half of New Zealand were able to listen to Radio Hauraki in the 1960’s because of it’s broadcasting position out at sea. As a result the Radio Hauraki story is widely known around the country with baby boomers and older, however this iconic story will now be introduced to a younger generation who are completely oblivious to this watershed time”, said Newland.

Mike McClung is the Content Director of Radio Hauraki, "The radio revolution that led to the creation of Radio Hauraki is an amazing story. I’m really looking forward to seeing it come to life on the big screen.

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