4 Feb 2011

NZ film-maker over the moon at four-star review

7:41 pm on 4 February 2011

A New Zealand movie turned down for funding from the New Zealand Film Commission has been given high praise in Britain.

Insatiable Moon is the story of a psychiatric patient who thinks he is the son of God and who tries to woo a social worker and save an Auckland boarding house.

Britain's cinema bible Empire Magazine has reviewed the film, giving it four stars and calling it moving and original.

The magazine descrives it as "A One Flew Over the Kiwi's Nest - and a movie that deserves to be seen."

The film was produced by Mike Riddell and directed by wife Rosemary on a budget of $340,000.

Mr Riddell told Checkpoint he is thrilled by the review and was blown away by the film's excellent category rating, given its small budget.

Insatiable Moon is set to open in London's Leicester Square in March.