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Alien Weaponry documentary to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

The New Zealanders Alien Weaponry will premiere their documentary, 'Alien Weaponry: Kua Tupu Te Ara' at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

'Alien Weaponry: Kua Tupu Te Ara', a work by director Kent Belcher and producer Nigel McCulloch, offers a deep and intimate dive beneath the surface of the past, present and future ofAlien Weaponry. The film features appearances from metal elite such as Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, Testament's Chuck Billy, and Gojira's Joe and Mario Duplantier.

“We are very excited to finally share with you this documentary that we have been working on for years. The film captures our journey through the world of music, showing the highlights, hardships and everything in between,” the band says.

The director comments: “After six years of traveling, living and filming with the Alien Weaponry family, finally being able to share that with the public and showcase Maori culture in a vibrant and sincere way is very rewarding. Having my first film as a director premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival is an absolute dream come true.

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'Alien Weaponry: Kua Tupu Te Ara' is an intimate portrait of the six most important years in the life of this band and, in particular, of the two brothers who form the core of the band, since the release of their debut album, , like taking your music to the world, touring Australasia, Europe and America. It's an insight into the impact that constant touring, teenage angst, and music-making have had on the children and families around them.

From the privileged position of being integrated with the band on tour, the film has unique access to the family, their shows and their tours. This is an exclusive view from the inside, showing a rising band. More importantly, this is a portrait of a normal, down-to-earth Kiwi family who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. On one hand, they're living a life where Henry and Lewis can make all of their dreams come true, but on the other, this could be a path that could ultimately end up changing who they are entirely.