- “The Australian” newspaper
- Critic Review (pdf)
- Lumiere Reader film review (pdf)
- USA Online Review – Berman
- USA Online Review – Biver
- Australia SPE Oil & Gas News
- UK Daily mail – Physicist warns of “Cotton Wool Kids“
My favorite film of all time.
Gina Caruso, Director, Honolulu Academy of Arts
A timeless classic. Ticks all the boxes.
Albert Falzon, Australian film maker, “Morning of the Earth”
An epic journey of discovery and innovation to enjoy natures beauty in a lost time of innocence.
Beautiful and inspiring footage from a lifetime of adventuring tell a unique and fascinating story. A moving and thought provoking film.
Ben Elton, British writer, actor & environmentalist.
Stunning, inspiring, beautiful. This film brought tears to my eyes.
A.J. Hackett, bungee jump inventor
Loved the film.
Nat Young, Surfing legend
The audience response was overwhelming. It was a real hit…
Lear Rompotis, Corporate Event organiser
Expect the unexpected when you see this film. It cuts across audience lines, successfully merging adventure and science for the benefit of the planet!!! A terrific educational tool to inspire us to actually DO SOMETHING!
Candace Schermerhorn, Director, Santa Barbara Film Festival
A brilliantly interesting investigation of the history behind New Zealand’s well-deserved reputation as the adventure sports capitol of the world…and more
The Independent (Newspaper)
The most extraordinary stories and images I’ve seen in 20 years of film making. A lesson in creative filmmaking making compulsive watching. We have transferred all footage at High Def resolution with no compromise to quality.
John Newell, Colourist, Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production
We wanted to see what the original 8mm and 16mm footage looked like when transferred to a 35mm film print via an Arri Laser. The results were amazing and showed just how good the final film would look when projected on the big screen.
Pete Williams, Technical manager, Weta Digital Ltd.
Last Paradise’ presents a unique opportunity to be there at the birth of a modern cultural movement, with beautiful footage that is virtually impossible to replicate.
In today’s special effects driven world and diet of reality TV whereby people compete for celebrity status in contrived environments, Last Paradise is refreshingly free of commercialism and cynicism. It transports us into a time of innocence, and understated raw adventure, before the world went just a bit too crazy.
Peter Avery, Film New Zealand
WINNER: BEST ECO-ADVENTURE, XDance USA.
WINNER: MOST POPULAR NZ FILM, NZ International Film Festival.
WINNER: BEST OF BANFF: Banff Film Festival, Canada.
WINNER: BEST EDITING, California Film Festival
WINNER: BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM, Indie Spirit Film Festival, USA
WINNER: BEST ADVENTURE FILM, Cairns Adventure Film Festival
WINNER: SPECIAL JURY AWARD, New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
WINNER: AUDIENCE FAVOURITE: Indie Spirit Film Festival, USA
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Santa Barbara International Film Festival