World war II Horror film starts filming in Wellywood

Eel Girl character from one of Campion's other short films

Principle photography has begun in Wellington, New Zealand on World War II Horror pic, THE DEVIL’S ROCK.

Written by Paul Finch, Paul Campion and Brett Ihaka, The Devil’s Rock is award-winning short film director Paul Campion’s debut feature film. His short films Night of the Hell Hamsters and Eel Girl have screened at every major genre film festival worldwide.

Produced by Leanne Saunders (The Devil Dared Me To, A Song of Good), the film is set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D-Day. Two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

Academy Award winning New Zealand company WETA Workshop (Avatar, District 9, Lord of the Rings, King Kong ) will create the film’s physical effects, whose ensemble cast includes Craig Hall (Love Birds, Boy, 30 Days of Night, The World’s Fastest Indian, King Kong), Matthew Sunderland (Out of the Blue, Under the Mountain), Gina Varela (Xena, Siones Wedding, Power Rangers) and Karl Drinkwater (A Song of Good, Lord of the Rings, Spartacus: Blood & Sand).

The Devil’s Rock has been financed by the New Zealand Film Commission and Chameleon Pictures. It will be distributed in NZ by Vendetta Films. NZ Film, the sales arm of the NZFC, is handling world sales of the film.

To watch some shorts of Campion’s body of work folow these links:

Night of the Hell Hamsters (2007)

Eel Girl (2008)



  1. [...] the rest of this great post here Comments (0)    Posted in Hollywood News   [...]

Leave a Reply to Hollywood News Cancel reply