David Gould has long had his eye on feature projects. Beginning his career in visual effects, including on two Lord of the Rings films and Tintin, he's also directed shorts like award-winning CGI film Awaken and Raratongan drama The Seed. His debut feature The Cure, an action thriller starring Antonia Prebble, was released in 2014; he is currently working on "The Da Vinci Code meets Highlander" film Brotherhood.
As a film-maker, until you have shown that you are capable of doing it, no one will believe you that you are capable of doing it. You have got to roll the dice and make it work. What choice do you have but go out and do it on your own. David Gould, on making his first feature, in The Dominion Post, 6 February 2014