23 Jul 2017

Changing the Subject on TV Movies

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 23 July 2017
Aidee Walker as Lee-Anne Cartier

Aidee Walker as Lee-Anne Cartier Photo: supplied

We're in the middle of a new season of locally-made Sunday Theatres on TVNZ One - all, as they say, plucked from the nation's headlines.   Why Does Love told the story of pop band the Dance Exponents, this week sees Resolve, about a man who bravely fought the Taranaki gangs, and next week more crime - the story of the infamous Black Widow.

Simon Morris asks producer Philly de Lacy and writer-director Thomas Robins why it has to be a true-life crime, or an iconic showbiz figure to become a TV movie these days?