23 Oct 2008

NZ film and TV gems on new website

4:14 pm on 23 October 2008

Some of the gems of New Zealand film and television are now available on a new website.

Funded by New Zealand on Air, NZ on Screen showcases more than 200 film clips and promos, TV shows and documentaries. Some date back six decades.

All content has been cleared for copyright.

Included is a rare interview with Janet Frame.

Director Brenda Leeuwenberg says full versions of important films are also on the site. These include a documentary about the 1981 Springbok tour Patu.

The oldest item is a movie short from 1943, produced by the New Zealand Film Unit.

There are also episodes of TV shows such as Gloss and Shortland Street.

The site will be officially launched in Thursday.