POW Studios


Congratulations Thomasin :)

When Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie auditioned for the title role in New Zealand-Korean animation series Nori:Roller Coaster Boy no one could have guessed what an extraordinary couple of years lay ahead.

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie as Nori Roller Coaster Boy

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie as Nori Roller Coaster Boy

Thomasin had just turned sixteen and was halfway through Year 11 at Marsden College when recording began. The POW crew worked with Thomasin, her agent and parents to fit voicing the lead character in the 52 episode series alongside her schoolwork and other acting commitments. She played the lead in Wellington web-series Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose, flew to Christchurch to act in The Changeover (directed by her parents Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie) and was auditioning for major roles in the USA while also completing NCEA assignments. When the news broke that Thomasin was cast in Debra Granik’s new feature Leave No Trace, everyone here at POW was thrilled. It’s been wonderful to peruse the rave reviews she has now received for her performance. Congratulations Thomasin!

Leave No Trace will be screening at this year’s NZ International Film Festival but right now you can catch her playing the anxious roller coaster boy Nori. Join Nori and his friends as they battle the evil villain Vegas to protect the magical Nori Park, here on Lightbox.



John Mckay