New Zealand needs more winners

New Zealand needs more winners
NZ has allegedly helped drive a 'race to the bottom' on visual effects working conditions. (Image: Twentieth Century Studios)
Dileepa Fonseka
In October 2019, an anonymous visual effects artist who had previously worked in Sydney, Los Angeles, Prague, and London put out a worldwide call on Reddit for help with a big problem he was facing. The problem was this: "My wife, who I met in London, wants to move back to NZ. NZ is beautiful, but honestly, it feels like if I go there, it's just gonna suck."Where we will have to live in Wellington so I can slave at Weta, or we'll live elsewhere (sic) and I'll be poor and/or I'll be there part-time while I take gig...

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