It's fifty years since Shelly Gentry disappeared and 50 is one of those numbers that seem to mean something. People celebrate fifty. In pre-European New Zealand, the tiny Island of ... See full summary »
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Te Waimarie Kessell ...
 Meredith Gallagher (13 episodes, 2010)
George Henare ...
 Lee Kaa (13 episodes, 2010)
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 Carey Gallagher (13 episodes, 2010)
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 Grace Gallagher (13 episodes, 2010)
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 Kate Gallagher (13 episodes, 2010)
Cejay Pickett ...
 Rufus Gallagher (13 episodes, 2010)
Blair Strang ...
 Sebastian Cardwell (13 episodes, 2010)
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 Nick Lawson (13 episodes, 2010)
Francis Dale ...
 Alan Ponty (13 episodes, 2010)
Charles Koroneho ...
 Kaitangata (13 episodes, 2010)
Eliza Mackay ...
 Shelly Gentry (11 episodes, 2010)
Robert Gilbert ...
 Eric Ponty (7 episodes, 2010)
Sheryl Morris ...
 Mrs. Reynolds (7 episodes, 2010)
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 Tom (6 episodes, 2010)
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It's fifty years since Shelly Gentry disappeared and 50 is one of those numbers that seem to mean something. People celebrate fifty. In pre-European New Zealand, the tiny Island of Kaitangata was the scene of awful happenings. After that, the Island seemed to have a life of its own. It dreamt terrible dreams. The local tribe knew it was best to leave it alone. And so the Island slept again. But now Kaitangata is twitching. It's moving. It's waking up! The last time it moved was over fifty years ago. It twitched and a girl disappeared without a trace, apparently swallowed up by the Island. Now it's moving again. Dreaming again. Only 13 year old Meredith can stop it. If she can discover what it wants before it's too late. Before it claims another victim. Written by production shed

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First the twitch, then the trouble

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Family | Fantasy

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Good allrounder for under 12's, Mum's and/or Dad's
30 December 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the second time I have seen this, spread over a couple of years. I noticed there were no reviews here (those slack Kiwi's, leave it up to us Aussies to do everything). The acting in some areas, well acting/directing is a bit lame however it is not meant to be a sophisticated thriller, it is a movie for the younger of us. I believe that it would have more impact on viewers with an islander background (apologies to all people who hate being grouped under the "islander" tag, such as the Maori, no offence intended), but let's face it,, the islander people were some of the first Ocean Travelers going further than most, something to be proud of. This again would reach those communities as local language is spoken in the film with no subtitles. I have watched many Native films, from Africa, South America and Canada, some have more punch than the others however, for all kids up to say 12, will like this story, under 6, maybe a bit scary. It's worth a recommendation with the above criteria, so not a blockbuster, but good all round acting and cinematography along with story. Would be interesting if we ever saw a beefed up Hollywood version, not saying that big is better but just a question. Enjoy this as a matinée with the young ones.


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