The Last Samurai Media Conference | media event

Roadshow Films needed to host a media conference in Taranaki to introduce Tom Cruise, the star of The Last Samurai, which was shootingin the area.

Verve was given just 15 days notice to pull off a high-tech, high security media event in provincial New Zealand during the January holiday period.

With no cinemas of the standard needed in New Plymouth, we found the right venue and shipped cinema-quality projection equipment in.

We found and trained the security staff, who proved themselves when locals mobbed the venue after a local radio station leaked the place and time.

We handled the liaison and rehearsals with the film makers, the actor and his staff, and the local iwi who performed the powhiri.

With Verve on the ground, Roadshow Films was able to pull off a Hollywood-style event in small-town New Zealand at the last minute.