|3 MILE LIMIT|
|Cast: ||Matt Whelan, Dan Musgrove, Belinda Crawley, David Aston, Elliot Wrightson, Carl Dixon, James Crompton, Daniel Cresswell, Jordan Mooney, Bruce Hopkins, Mia Konning, George Mason, John Mckee, Kevin Harty|
|Crew: ||Producers: Craig Newland - Screenwriters: Craig Newland, Andrew Gunn - Cinematographer: Dj Stipsen - Editor: Jonathon Wood - Robinson, Jonathan Woodford Robinson - Composer: Tom Mcleod, Grant Mckinnon
It's 1965 and for 25 year-old RICHARD DAVIS, life is all about music and his beautiful artist wife Judy. Richard spends his days writing music reviews for the city newspaper and his nights managing a band called 'The Yellow Sprockets'. But his big dream is to bring rock n' roll to the public, and break the Governments monopoly on State Controlled Broadcasting. But first he needs a broadcasting licence which he is refused. That's because the Government line is the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who are a threat to the very fabric of society, and banned from New Zealand airwaves.Freedom to choose and freedom of speech push Richard to come up with a radical and cunning plan to anchor a boat in a triangle of international water. Richard enlists the help of other like minded individuals and buys the TIRI, a hulking rust-bucket coastal trading boat. This hasn't gone un-noticed by the Government, Richard is faced with a formidable opponent: Cabinet Minister Jim Willis, an old-school politician in charge of shipping, broadcasting and radio communications, a potent combination that gives him almost unfettered executive power.Based on a incredible true story this David and Goliath epic struggle escalates into a titanic war between the Government and a younger generation fighting a cause which defined a country.As time and money runs out, Richard's marriage starts to fall apart. Suddenly he has a choice of fighting for freedom of speech or holding onto the woman he loves.
Craig Newland lives in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.