Issue date: 
Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Brightening up the nation's Easter Tuesday, the hilarious and eye opening trailer for new Kiwi film Nude Tuesday has been unveiled, ahead of its nationwide cinema release on 16 June.

Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “one of the most delightfully bonkers comedies ever dreamed up” Nude Tuesday is an utterly singular excursion into miscommunication, full frontal nudity and self-discovery.  The film stars Jackie van Beek (What We Do In The Shadows, The Breaker Upperers), Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Judy & Punch, The Nightingale) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, What We Do in The Shadows), and is directed by Armagan Ballantyne (The Strength of Water).

Based on a screenplay by van Beek from a story devised by herself and Ballantyne, the film is spoken entirely in an improvised, gibberish-esque language with subtitles created by British comedian and writer Julia Davis (Camping).

“It's marvellous to think that all those conversations that Jackie and I had over cups of tea, about creating a film shot entirely in gibberish actually ended up as a feature length movie that will screen at cinemas around the country,” said Ballantyne.

“It was a very special shoot with an incredibly dedicated cast and crew that wholeheartedly threw themselves into making something that has never been done before.”

Filmed in picturesque Makarora in the South Island, as well as Auckland, the cast is rounded out by a raft of familiar faces including Chris Parker, Jesse Griffin, Karen O’Leary, Jodie Rimmer, Yvette Parsons, Chelsie Preston Crayford and Morgana O’Reilly.

Produced by Emma Slade of Firefly Films (Come to Daddy, The Justice of Bunny King), Virginia Whitehall and Nick Batzias of GoodThing Productions (Nitram, 2040), Nude Tuesday was made with financing by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Screen Australia and Film Victoria.

Madman Entertainment will distribute the film in Australia and New Zealand with world sales handled by Cornerstone.

Nude Tuesday poster art

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 19 April 2022