If it was a movie, you could call Vista Group International a sleeper hit.

Its unfashionable line of business and its founders' low-key Kiwi demeanour mean it has largely flown under the radar, even as its market capitalisation hits $1 billion.

It's a favourite with institutional investors but no household name, and most of those who have heard of it often don't appreciate its global success.

Co-founder Murray Holdaway says that when only about 1 per cent of your turnover is in New Zealand, "there's not a lot of point in shouting from the rooftops".


And to an outsider, Vista

Streaming killed the cinema star?


Global scale, no worldwide competition

Big Hollywood studios onboard with Movio

Helping Village out of the Stone Age

Coming attractions

Great - but a billion dollars worth of great?