20 Feb 2022

In praise of Kiwi film crews

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 20 February 2022
Damien Power

Damien Power Photo: supplied

A suspense/thriller set in the States but filmed in Tamaki Makaurau last year is about to get an international audience.

Australian director Damien Power hadn't originally intended to film No Exit on this side of the Tasman, but was so impressed with his Kiwi production crew that he says he'd film here again in a heartbeat.

No Exit sees a young woman trapped with a group of strangers in heavy snow, at the same time trying to figure out which of them abducted a young girl locked in a van in the carpark.

No Exit is about to screen this week on Disney Plus.  Lynn Freeman  asks director Damien Power how such an American story came to be filmed in Aotearoa?