Savouring the chance to demonstrate that Kiwi cinema is about far more than the usual suspects found on so many top 10 lists, critic Tim Wong provides his own angle on the topic in this film, narrated by Luminaries author and occasional actor Eleanor Catton. Ranging widely — from experimental works, to an often forgotten contender for first Kiwi horror movie — Out of the Mist marked the first of three essay films aiming to “advocate for art on the margins”. Director Wong founded film and arts website The Lumière Reader in 2004.
World premiere on 20 July 2015 at Auckland's Academy Cinema, before further screenings as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival
Online debut on website Lumière, 5 November 2015
Made with funding from NZ On Air