By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

New Zealand, Denmark co-produce Borgman's debut feature

Daniel Joseph Borgman will start shooting his debut feature The Weight of Elephants in Southland, New Zealand in March.

Transmission has Australia/NZ rights and NZ Film is handling sales for the rest of the world.

It marks the first unofficial co-production between New Zealand and Denmark. Producers are Katja Adomeit for Zentropa (Denmark) and Leanne Saunders for Severe Features (NZ). Backers include the New Zealand Film Commission, the Danish Film Institute, Film i Väst with support from the Invercargill City Council, Invercargill Licensing Trust and Southern Institute of Technology. 

For full production details visit


The film is adapted by Sonya Harnett’s Of A Boy, about a sensitive 9-year-old struggling with news of the disappearance of other children, who is intrigued by his new neighbours.

The cast will include Matthew Sunderland, Catherine Wilkin, Demos Murphy and Angelina Cottrell.

The script was selected for Cannes Cinefondation.

Borgman’s short Berik won the Cannes Critics Week prize in 2010.

 

 

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related images

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

newsletter+promo