Eruption (2010) Screening
Auckland faces a massive natural disaster in TV3’s major new telefeature, Eruption, as the volcanic hot spot beneath the city begins to stir. In Graeme Tetley’s tense screenplay, a new source of volcanic activity is detected beneath the Waitemata Harbour by the brilliant, maverick scientist Clive de Roo (played by Mark Mitchinson).
Eruption’s scenario is based upon scientific reasoning that at any time, a new volcano could be created from the hot spot that sits 100km beneath Auckland. While today’s scientists don’t expect that an eruption will happen on their watch, the fact is Auckland’s volcanic field is relatively young, with the last eruption producing the iconic Rangitoto only 600 years ago. Eruption asks how Aucklanders would react to the threat of such a massive natural disaster.
Daily Screening in Media Theatre from 1 August 2018 - 28 February 2019 | Television Drama | 88mins
Eruption has been made possible for screening free of charge by the Gibson Group.