3 Mile Limit


Year: 2013
Run Time: 105 minutes

Journalist Richard Davis hates his job. His true love is music, and he spends his free time trying to get the band he manages on the radio. It's 1965 and the world is going bonkers over rock 'n' roll. Unfortunately for Davis, the New Zealand government, which controls the airwaves, want nothing to do with it. After getting canned from work, and inspired by the encouragement of his girlfriend, Davis decides to take a stance against the monopoly. If they won't play rock music, he'll go around them. He recruits his buddies and begins the daunting process of creating a pirate radio station. They know absolutely nothing about boats or transmitters, and their inexperience makes for some funny, but also tragic, moments. Regardless of the obstacles, Davis and his crew are a determined and relentless group who will stop at nothing to achieve radio freedom. Based on the unbelievable and inspiring true story of Radio Hauraki, 3 MILE LIMIT moves with an incredible swagger that's right on par with the music that Davis and friends fought for. —E.F.

Craig Newland

Craig Newland

Craig Newland, Andrew Gunn

DJ Stipsen

Jonno Woodford-Robinson

Principal Cast
Matt Whelan, Belinda Crawley, David Aston

Director Bio
Craig Newland is a writer and director from Sydney, Australia. He also runs his own production company, No. 8 Films.

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3 MILE LIMIT (2013)

Print Source

No. 8 Films



This film is presented with the generous support of TED and SUSAN.

Film Sponsor

Echo Hearing Systems & Audiology

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