S1 E4: Roger Donaldson

The N to Z of Film: Export Quality: Roger Donaldson

Roger Donaldson jump-started the modern era of New Zealand film with Sleeping Dogs – a 1977 alternate reality political thriller starring Warren Oates & Sam Neill. Hollywood soon came calling and he went on to make Cocktail, Species & Dante’s Peak.

In this episode we discuss his last New Zealand film Smash Palace and his first Hollywood film, the Mel Gibson starring The Bounty.

Smash Palace

Unfortunately there is no trailer for Smash Palace on YouTube. But luckily you can see it on the great NZ On Screen website.


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