Dir. Andrew Adamson
2013 | Australia/New Zealand | Drama/War | In English| 116min | PG13 (Some Violence)
Synopsis: Adapted by Andrew Adamson from the best-selling novel by Lloyd Jones, Mr. Pip is the story of how Mr. Watts (Hugh Laurie), a teacher on the war-torn island of
Bougainville, helps a young girl survive the violence of her daily life through the power of imagination. Mr. Watts reads from his favourite book, “Great Expectations”, and 14-year-old Matilda
(Xzannjah), is transported into the Victorian world, finding inspiration, friendship and hope when her real life is filled with harsh uncertainty and danger.
Bio of guest speaker Tim Coddington:
Tim Coddington has over 30 years experience in the industry. Starting as assistant director and first assistant director on many titles including Kubrick’s "Full Metal Jacket", Tim
went on to establish a number of award-winning film and TV production companies including Silverscreen Productions Ltd (Wellington, NZ), Rolling Films Ltd (Auckland, NZ) and Port Productions NZ
– a production house for the specialty commercials of Clemenger BBDO.
Tim began producing and line producing feature films and was New Zealand line producer on the Chronicles of Narnia series; "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (2004/5, and
"Prince Caspian" (2006/7).
Since then he has been co-producer on other big budget films such as "Bridge to Terabithia" (Disney, 2006) and "Yogi Bear 3D" (Warner Bros, 2009/10).
His latest co-producer titles include "The Emperor" (Dir. Peter Webber) and Andrew Adamson’s adaptation of Jones’ "Mr Pip" (Executive Producer).
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