The Strength of Water
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The Strength of Water
The Strength of Water was filmed in the haunting landscapes of the Hokianga in the far north of New Zealand, around the settlements of Panguru, Mitimiti and Pawarenga; and at West Auckland’s Bethell’s Beach and Anawhata. It is the debut feature from award-winning New Zealand director Armagan Ballantyne, whose five short films have screened at festivals around the world including Venice, New York and Telluride in the US. It was written by acclaimed award-winning New Zealand playwright Briar Grace-Smith and workshopped with Ballantyne at the Sundance Directors’ and Screenwriters’ Labs in Utah in 2006. The film was also developed at the Binger Institute in Amsterdam. This is Grace-Smith’s first feature film script.
Brand new Kiwi film about a mysterious stranger arriving in a remote coastal town and its effect on two young twins