Based on the best-selling and Man-Booker prize winning novel by Eleanor Catton and starring Eve Hewson, Eva Green, Himesh Patel, Marton Csokas and Ewen Leslie. The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush.

Screen Incentives 

New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) NZ


TV Series 

Production companies 

Working Title Television (a joint venture between NBCUniversal International Studios, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner), and Southern Light Films for the BBC, in association with TVNZ, Fremantle and Silver Reel.


Lisa Chatfield


Claire McCarthy