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Via Satellite Film (Excerpts) – 1998 Drama Comedy

Via Satellite

Film (Excerpts) – 1998 Drama Comedy

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The first movie written and directed by playwright Anthony McCarten is a portrait of a family melting down under the media spotlight. The comedy/drama stars Danielle Cormack in two roles — as a swimmer on the cusp of Olympic glory, and as the twin sister back home, looking on as her family descends into spats and bickering as they find the pressure to perform too much to bear. Via Satellite showcases a topline cast, including Tim Balme, Rima Te Wiata, and a scene-stealing and heavily-pregnant Jodie Dorday, who won an NZ TV and Film Award for her work.

...Via Satellite is an effervescent, deftly paced and hilarious gem.
– Reviewer Peter Calder, in The NZ Herald, 10 October 1998

Produced by

Satellite Films

Availability

World premiere on 17 July 1998 in Wellington's Embassy cinema, as the opening night film of the Wellington Film Festival

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission, in association with NZ On Air

Music

Opening tracks 'Tell' and 'Shallow' by The Stereo Bus