Story: Crime and the media

Out of the blue (1st of 2)

Robert Sarkies, director of Out of the blue – a movie based on the massacre at Aramoana on 13 November 1990 – explains how he handled the sensitivities of filming in the community where New Zealand's worst mass murder took place.

Courtesy of Steven O'Meagher (producer) and Robert Sarkies (director).

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Carl Walrond, 'Crime and the media - Popular culture and mythology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018