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Hope and Wire: Part Three

1h 27m Drama 2014

Inspired by true events, first-hand accounts and employing actual newsreel footage, Hope and Wire follows the aftermath of the Earthquakes that befell New Zealand’s Christchurch between 2010 and 2011, telling a universal story of family, hope and triumph against the odds.

Part Three: Len and Joycie break the abuse cycle that has Monee in its grip, while dealing with the consequences of a TV interview in which Len has said too much. Dwayne shows he’s not so hopeless after all and Ryan realises the hard truth about his mate Greggo. Joycie’s honesty costs her her job caring for Aunt Dorothy and Len tries to make amends by organising a party with The Eastern playing. Ginny does a vital deal with Monee and makes a bid for her own freedom, while Ryan’s isolation takes him to the brink.

Director Gaylene Preston is a film making pioneer in New Zealand. She is a national treasure with a diverse body of work spanning four decades of cinema across historical, fantastic and genre films, achieving success with local and international audiences alike.


Bernard Hill (Len Russell) , Rachel House (Joycie Waru) , Jarod Rawiri (Ryan) , Miriama McDowell (Donna) , Stephen Lovatt (Jonty Smith-Robinson) , Luanne Gordon (Ginny Smith-Robinson) , Joel Tobeck (Greggo) , Chelsie Preston Crayford (Monee)


Gaylene Preston


Chris Hampson


Gaylene Preston


Thomas Burstyn

Production Designer

John Harding




New Zealand

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