Due to the change in COVID-19 alert levels over the weekend, we unfortunately have to postpone the “Encounters” Premiere at The Embassy Theatre in Wellington from 3rd of March 2021, to our advertised back-up date of 28th of April 2021.
All tickets purchased are valid for this new premiere date. Bookings will also remain open until then, so please spread the word. Notwithstanding any further unforeseen events, we hope to see you on the 28th of April! Please remember to scan, wash your hands and stay home if you are sick.
Encounters is a collaboratively made anthology feature film that interweaves eight tales of love, life and death. Eight emerging New Zealand directors and a diverse cast and crew came together to tell a range of delightful, disturbing, romantic and rebellious stories. With a 50-50 gender split in filmmaking voices, the multi-genre film was independently made throughout the Wellington region.
Produced through Oneshot Collective, Encounters is collaborative, independent filmmaking for a new generation of emerging New Zealand film talent. The film was designed to encourage more collaboration and opportunity for emerging screen talent to gain experience.
Cast includes Siobhan Marshall (Pork Pie/Outrageous Fortune), Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople/Bellbird/What We Do In The Shadows), Sophie Hambleton (Westside), Neenah Dekkers-Reihana (WARU), Rachel Roberts (The Rehearsal), Brynley Stent (Funny Girls) and more.
Directed by: Jane Fletcher, Constance Gervasi, Chaz Harris, Bea Joblin, Sina Leasuasu, Conan McKegg, Luke McMeeken-Ruscoe and Scott Milligan.
Screening for one night only, this is your only chance to catch this Wellington-shot film on Wellington's biggest screen prior to the film's release OnDemand. For those with tickets containing digital downloads, these will be made available to ticket holders via email by 4 March 2021. A Q&A with some of the filmmaking team will be held following the screening.
Encounters is rated R-16 and contains violence, sexual violence, offensive language and content that may disturb.