Story: Feature film

End of the golden weather, 1991

This period drama was developed from one of the best-known productions in New Zealand theatre: Bruce Mason's long-running solo play based on his Auckland childhood. Ian Mune saw the show in Tauranga at age 19, and much later adapted the story for screen, and directed and co-produced the film. Auckland's East Coast Bays provided most sets, and the extras included a promising newcomer named Lucy Lawless, who went on to international fame as the star of Xena. The young lead actor, Stephen Fulford, won one of the film's numerous international awards.

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Reference: End of the golden weather. Producer, Christina Milligan; producer, director and writer, Ian Mune. South Pacific Pictures, 1991.

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Helen Martin, 'Feature film - The 1990s: deregulation, accolades and a maturing industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Helen Martin, published 22 Oct 2014