Award winning NZ director selected for Binger Film Lab

11 July, 2008 by IF

Award winning New Zealand filmmaker Gregory King has won selection to the prestigious Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam to develop a new feature film project Tane’s Krystal.

The Binger Film Lab is a leading international film development centre staffed by a line up of internationally acclaimed mentors and advisors. Once each year a handful of outstanding film projects chosen amongst hundreds of applicants from around the world are developed within the intense hothouse environment it provides.


King said the news was a big shot in the arm, “I was really surprised to get in considering how tough it is to gain selection now. It’s a great validation in the projects worth and promise and its definitely given me a new lease of life and strong incentive to keep making films.”

The film King will develop at the Binger Film Lab, Tane’s Krystal, is a spiritual odyssey through time and space, which follows the extraordinary fate of Eighteenth Century soldier, poet and philanderer, Nikolaus Von Puttkamer, from his beginnings in 18th Century Europe through to his adventures in pre-European and 21st Century New Zealand and beyond.

"We are very honored and excited to have Gregory at The Binger Film lab this year", says Binger Film lab director Ido Abram. "His new project Tane’s Krystal again reveals Greg’s originality and power as a writer/director and we are looking forward to supporting and being part of his next project."

Gregory’s latest film, A Song Of Good, was funded through the low budget digital scheme Headstrong and recently had its world premier at the Rotterdam International Film Festival where it played to sell out audiences.  It has gone on to play at film festivals around the world. A Song Of Good has been selected to play in the New Zealand International Film Festivals in July and August.  To see screening details pick up a programme or visit the website online at

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