By Dylan Moran
It’s been a long time since a good Kiwi comedy hit our screens, but How To Meet Girls From A Distance definitely assumes that mantle.
It tells the tale of Toby, a man who takes the art of Facebook stalking to the extreme in his quest to find true love.
He meets the beautiful Phoebe by chance and goes to some extreme lengths to “get to know her, then meet her”, as the film’s tagline says.
Toby surreptitiously learns her favourite band, restaurant, even the name of her dead pet, before hitting a snag. Phoebe has a boyfriend.
Undeterred, he tries his hardest to break them up so he can have his trophy to himself.
Unable to distance himself enough to realise what’s going on and acting in spite of some sound advice given to him by people who do, he quickly finds himself in trouble as...
A film shot and edited in just six months with a budget of $100,000 has been selected to appear at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
How to Meet Girls From a Distance, the winning entrant of the Make My Movie competition - a partnership between the NZ Film Commission, NZ On Air and nzherald.co.nz - will screen in at least six cities as part of the film festival circuit, which begins in July.
The film, described as a "peeping Tom rom-com" and created by first-time director Dean Hewison and a team including Richard Falkner and Sam Dickson, will also feature as part of Melbourne Film Festival's Breakthrough Screenings to buyers and agents in August.
New Zealand festival director Bill Gosden confirmed the film would screen twice in Wellington and once in Auckland as part of a selection of 14 New Zealand films, and would also feature in the Christchurch,...
A romantic-comedy about a creepy stalker trying to meet girls by going through their rubbish has taken out the Make My Movie competition.
How to Meet Girls From a Distance, created by a Wellington team of budding film-makers, will now be filmed and turned into a movie, to premiere later this year.
That's thanks to Make My Movie, a new initiative from the New Zealand Herald, the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air, that sees novice film-makers get the chance to turn their film dreams into a reality.
With the tagline, "Get to know her, then meet her", How to Meet Girlswas one of two finalists, beating out the sci-fi spoof This Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy from an Auckland team in today's winner's announcement.
The "peeping Tom rom-com" film follows Toby, a 30-something guy who stalks future partners, gathering as much information about them as...
The Winner of Make My Movie is...... actually it will be announced tomorrow in the TimeOut section of the New Zealand Herald. Anticipation is everything. Best of luck to our two finalists. As Sean Connery once said.. "There can be only one"