WIN! in season double passes to Japanese drama 'AN'

WIN! One of five in season double passes to a special screening of the beautiful and delicate Japanese drama ‘AN’ which will open in NZ cinemas on March 17. Rated M. 🌸

Directed by Naomi Kawase ‘AN’ tells the story of two souls who unite in order to face life’s obstacles. View the trailer here:
To win simply email with your name, number and answer the question "Name the 2013 Japanese film featuring Sakai-born tea master Sen-no-Rikyu?" 

Good luck!👍🏼

BGT Actors, Models & Talent Casting Enquiry

We just received this casting call email looking for Japanese people to play cops and Japanese teenagers:


My name is Stacey Pomeroy, I work for BGT Actors, Models & Talent casting agency and myself and my colleague Danielle Cole are currently casting for Japanese/Asian/Pan-Asian people to be part of a feature film shooting from February through to May 2016 in Wellington.
We are looking for;

-Cops-General Background
Male, Ethnicity open, (Asian, Pan-Asian especially welcome) Average height and athletic build 5'8-6'-no really short, tall, big or small please! Physically coordinated, military or police training a  bonus! 20-45yrs.
Shoot dates:
1-2 days around the 15th, 16th February in Wellington at Stone St. Could be further days down the line, but this is TBC
Rates:  $200.00 GROSS per day (11.25hr + 45mins unpaid lunch). ATR @ T2 applies after 12hrs.

-Japanese (particularly male), Pan-Asian and Other Ethnicities of varying ages (18 +) Shoot dates:
On going Feb-May 2016

-Japanese Teenagers
Shoot dates:
TBC, possibly around beginning of March, but maybe later This role may well be a Cast role, or F/Extra role with fees to reflect this.

-Anyone (excluding children) who have a shaved head or are bald or are prepared to be:
Any age, gender, ethnicity for shoot dates in May

Please contact: with a phone number, email address and a recent, clear headshot.

Senshu Marathon 2015 Report - Andrew Wharton

Many times before I left I was told “it’s not about the Marathon”. At the time I smiled and agreed but the competitor in me said otherwise, as far as I was concerned, it was “all about the Marathon”. In hindsight I was completely wrong. The Marathon is one of a multitude of different experiences and interactions within a culture that is so different to our own. 

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