The Dutch production, The Greenstone, is a fully independent movie shot in New Zealand. The story is about Jade, a young South African woman, who travels to new Zealand on a quest to find her biological father. She recently found out she has a father living in New Zealand after her mother passed away. Her mother presented her a small box that contains a few photos and a greenstone hanger. A koru shape of which Jade’s dad is supposed to have the other piece of the twin set. Jade only has his name, a 24 year old photograph and her instincts. She arrives on her own in New Zealand, sets of on a journey and meets all kinds of people that help her in the strangest ways sometimes.
The Greenstone is a roadmovie where Jade travels from Auckland to Akaroa. The drama part is about processing her mothers death by trying to find answers to questions of her past. The New Zealand landscapes, scenery, towns and buildings play a vital part. As well as the Christchurch earthquakes.
Celé du Plessis, South Africa’s latest acting talent, lets Jade shine as a determined young woman full of flaws and being easily distracted by male company. Obvioulsy she’s looking for trouble and the wrong adventures. Still, behind her being-23-behaviour lies a search for the truth in her life. The question is: will she find it?
After long debates and checking out the most beautiful pieces of Greenstone in New Zealand and online, we decided to buy this set being the most important part of the Movie. It's a unique piece and here's the description that goes with it:
Derived from the unfurling fern frond (koru), the spiral represents growth, harmony, new beginnings, and the promise of a meaningful relationship. This is a pair of NZ pounamu koru pendants that can be worn by two friends, lovers, or family members. They have been hand carved by artist Sheree Warren from a piece of light mottled green jade. Perfect gift for any couple. Lashed with dark brown plaited cord.
|Focal point Cinema
|Regent Theatre Greymouth
|Hokitika’s Regent Theatre
|State Cinema Motueka
|Downtown Cinemas Coastlands
|The Wall and Basement Cinema
|Masters Hollywood 3
|Starlight Cinema taupo
|Embassy Cinemas Thames
|The picture house
|NBS Theatre Westport
New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. These islands are one of Earth's most peculiar bioregions, inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else such as a nocturnal, burrowing parrot called the kakapo and kiwi. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves.