A sci-fi mystery movie filmed in locations including Hawke's Bay will have its national premiere in Hastings next month.
The New Zealand/Hong Kong feature film production Eternity is by New Zealand director Alex Galvin and has won selection at a competition at the St Tropez Antipodes Film Festival in France from October 15 to 21.
It had also been selected for the Cinema des Antipodes section of Cannes Cinephiles during the Cannes Film Festival 2013.
The St Tropez screening in October will predate Eternity's New Zealand premiere at the Hawke's Bay Opera House in Hastings on November 9. It will be run as part of the inaugural Food & Wine Classic.
Eternity is a sci-fi thriller set in the near future. A police detective, taking part in a computer simulation, must solve a seemingly impossible murder mystery to save his own life.
Filming took place in Wellington, the Kapiti Coast, Hawke's Bay and Hong Kong. Most of the post-production work was handled by Hong Kong producer Eric Stark, the director of operations at Shaw Studios in Hong Kong.
Eternity is Galvin's second feature film and follows When Night Falls (2007), which was set and shot in the Wairarapa.
Two of the film's other producers, Wellington lawyer Michael Stephens and Hawke's Bay entrepreneur Hal Josephson, had strong Hong Kong film connections.
Stephens was also executive producer on When Night Falls.