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Internet killed the video store

Adventure Pictures in association with Greenstone TV are proud to announce the release of New Zealand’s first 4K-resolution Dark-Comedy Webseries, ‘The Video Store’ coming soon.

The online series features an eclectic cast of New Zealand creatives, and star-studded cameos including Keisha Castle-Hughes, David Farrier, Fleur Saville, Daniel Rutledge, Yvette Parsons, Natalie Medlock, Nic Sampson, Chris Parker and many more.

“This series was made in memory of Video Ezy Ponsonby, Auckland, which closed in 2014. That place was Mecca for any film nerd,” says creator, Kermath.

“We wanted to celebrate video stores before they are gone forever,” adds writer/director Thomas Sainsbury. “But it is also a location ripe for office politics, small business satire and slacker comedy.”

The Video Store is a seven-part Dark Comedy Webseries, following the inner workings of suburban video store, MEGAFLICKS. The internet has taken over and people just aren’t hiring DVDs any more. Despite this, Manager Stacey (Yvette Parsons, What We Do in the Shadows) isn’t going down without a fight. She is going to get her ragtag team of employees pumped and charged, she’s going to crunch some numbers, she is going to upsell twinkies, all in the name of keeping her outdated business afloat.

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“None of the cast involved were paid for their appearances, and although the project has been completely funded internally, Greenstone TV and Department of Post, both high-end production houses, have generously supported us through the post-production process,” adds Kermath.

The Video Store was shot by Halcyon Digital on the same Red Dragon camera system used to film the aerial shots of Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

All seven episodes of the web series will screen for one night only at the infamous Lido Cinema on Manukau Road in Mt. Eden, Auckland on Thursday 1 December 2016, for a start time of 8pm. Limited tickets are available to the public for $15 available here or at Eventbrite.

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