Behind the scenes story of how Good for Nothing was made:
Behind the scenes story of how Good for Nothing was made:
We will be doing a preview screening and Q&A at the Lighthouse Petone in Wellington TONIGHT at 8pm!! Would love to see you there! Join Mike & Inge & Cohen & John Psathas (composer) & Mathew Knight (DOP) for a special pre-release screening.
Thanks to Air New Zealand and Museum Art Hotel who have come on board to offer two tickets to the Good for Nothing movie premiere at the Embassy Theatre on 22nd April 2012. Return flights and two nights accommodation for you and a friend to come to Wellington and join us on the red carpet!
To enter this competition, visit theflyingsocialnetwork.com, the home of Air New Zealand’s social media network. Good luck!
“Mr. Wallis, an alumnus of Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital complex in Wellington and a first-time feature filmmaker, has cast his movie with the right grizzled faces. He also takes maximum advantage of the wide screen and his country’s amber fields, open skies and imposing mountain ranges, abetted by his skilled cinematographer, Mathew Knight. “Good for Nothing” may be slight, but it portends a promising frontier for Mr. Wallis.”
“Fans of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns probably never wondered how Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name would have contended with erectile dysfunction, but helmer Mike Wallis has made it the central gag of his comedy “Good for Nothing,” a droll New Zealand parody with a tone so deadpan it becomes laugh-out-loud funny.”
Opening weekend session times:
Friday 9 March & Saturday 10 March & Sunday 11 March -
1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pmWe are so excited to be going to New York for the theatrical opening of our first feature film and would love for the opening weekend to be packed out with awesome people!! It will also help us a lot with the rest of the release if the opening weekend goes well in New York – so we would really appreciate it if you can spread the word and we can get friends & friends of friends along.
We will be there and doing Q&As after the screenings at the Quad Cinema (Greenwich Village, NY) on both Friday 9 March and Saturday 10 March at 7.30pm and Sunday 11 March at 3pm – and would love to see you and also give all your friends cuddles/handshakes/
Details and more info about the screenings and the film and how we decided to make a movie instead of buying a house and becoming the first self funded New Zealand film to get a theatrical release in the US available below!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Mike & Inge
Please join us on 9 March 2012 for US release opening weekend in New York of GOOD FOR NOTHING
written & directed by: Mike Wallis
“Lively and original…it is meant to be seen on the big screen.”
“Imagine a Kiwi spaghetti western filtered through the offbeat sensibilities of early Sam Raimi or the Coen brothers…”
NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST SELF-FUNDED FILM TO GET
To view the Trailer, please visit:
SCREENING AT THE QUAD CINEMA:
34 West 13th Street,
New York, New York 10011
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GOOD FOR NOTHING
Inspired by the Spaghetti Westerns this highly original classic style Western is about to hit the big screen internationally.
Fresh from sold out screenings at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival The Hollywood Reporter praises Mike’s work in Good for Nothing: “Imagine a Kiwi Spaghetti Western filtered through the offbeat sensibilities of early Sam Raimi or the Coen brothers”.
Good for Nothing is Wallis’s directorial debut following nine years at Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital in a production role in the Animation Department. Having worked on films like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, Steven Spielberg’s Tin Tin, and James Cameron’s Avatar – all giving him invaluable exposure and insight from some of the most prolific directors of the digital age.
With his fiancé – actress Inge Rademeyer, they decided against the ‘sensible’ decision to buy a house, choosing to self-fund and produce a movie instead.
A first cut of Good for Nothing drew attention from Academy Award winner Jamie Selkirk, who funded the film’s post-production. Acclaimed composer John Psathas (known for composing the opening and closing ceremonies’ music for the Athens 2004 Olympics) came on board to compose his first film score – fantastically performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
‘The Man’ is played by award-winning Kiwi star Cohen Holloway (BOY, Eagle vs Shark, Until Proven Innocent) – recipient of the New Zealand Qantas Film and Television Award for Best Actor 2010.
Holloway is joined by co-star Inge Rademeyer a South African born, New Zealand raised actress in her break-out feature role as ‘Isabella’ and introduced as “a lovely newcomer” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Good for Nothing is an entertaining and ironic look into the emotional confusion of an outlaw with strong unfamiliar feelings towards a woman who he has kidnapped! These feelings are revealed when The Man (Cohen Holloway) tries to force himself on the young and beautiful Isabella Montgomery (Inge Rademeyer) but finds himself unable to perform due to a healthy dose of erectile dysfunction. Not able to understand the reasoning behind his performance anxiety The Man, with the kidnapped Isabella in tow, goes on a quest to find a practical solution to his problem. First seeing a European doctor then a Chinese medicine man and finally a Native American medicine man trying to find a cure to his problem so he can have his way with his feisty hostage.
This deadpan Western has a fantastic collection of characters including a wild and unpredictable posse that are hot on the trail of the The Man and Isabella after mistaking Isabella for a whore and accomplice to the murdering outlaw.
Five years in the making, with a large helping hand from friends and family (and a serious delay in the wedding) Wallis and Rademeyer have successfully emerged with their debut – a feature film that will have a theatrical release in North America in early 2012 (it’s considered to be New Zealand’s first self funded feature film to achieve a theatrical release in the US) followed by releases in other territories around the world.
“…it’s not just an entertaining and beautiful postcard from New Zealand. It’s also about what lies within and between two people.” – Roger Ebert Online – Marie Haws.
John Psathas talking about his new project Booktrack and about Good for Nothing (around 9:30 into the interview) and how he found some buskers on Cuba Street that we ended up using in the session recordings!!
“Blazing guns, a pretty girl, beautiful New Zealand landscapes, and penile disfunction… what’s not to like? This one looks like a hoot.”