Kiwi film Breaker Upperers bought by Netflix

Madeline Sami and Jackie van Beek's home-grown movie Breaker Upperers will soon be binge-watched around the globe on Netflix.

The popular streaming service has bought the rights to the film, which will debut for international Netflix audiences in 2019.

Co-producer Ainsley Gardiner told Stuff the agreement with Netflix is "the icing on the cake for what has been a really wonderful experience."

Gardiner revealed the filmmakers had known about the deal for some time, with Netflix taking interest after the film showed at the SXSW Film Festival in Texas earlier this year.

"We have had to keep quiet for a couple of months now  which hasn't been easy," she said.

The film, described as an 'anti-Rom Com', has made close to $1.7 million at the New Zealand box office to date - grossing more in its first four days than massive US blockbuster Bridesmaids.

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi co-produced the flick, calling it the "funniest NZ film of the year" on Twitter, adding "I'm not just saying that because I helped make it."