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pork pie

Action/comedy  

A wild length of the country adventure with The Blondini Gang, a trio of accidental-outlaws-come-folk-heroes who go on-the-run in a stolen mini, chasing lost love, and doing their best to stay a step ahead of an ever-growing media frenzy and police operation hot on their tails.

 

Director: Matt Murphy

Writer: Matt Murphy

Producer: Tom Hern

Cast: Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings, Antonia Prebble, rima te wiata, Matt Whelan & Thomas SAinsbury

Executive Producers: Tim White, Alan Harris

Co-executive ProducerS: Leon Kirkbeck, Charlotte Larsen, Mark Westerby, Tim wooD

Associate Producers: Tim Riley, Kath Raphael

Line-producer: Belindalee Hope

Cinematographer: Crighton Bone

Editor: Jonno Woodford-Robinson

music by: Jonathan crayford

 

 

...sleek, kinetic and eye-catching...
— variety
 
 
 
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the dark horse

Drama

Based on a powerful true story, The Dark Horse is the uplifting portrait of a man searching for the courage to lead, despite his struggles with mental illness. The film features a stunning, award-winning performance by Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Blow, Fear the Walking Dead) as Genesis 'Gen' Potini, a Maori chess champion who finds purpose by teaching disadvataged children about the rules of chess and life. 

 

Director: james napier robertson

Writer: james napier robertson

Producer: Tom Hern

Cast: cliff curtis, James Rolleston, wayne hapi, kirk torrance, miriama mcdowell, barry te hira, xavier horan

Executive Producers: Tim White, Cliff curits

Co-producers: james napier robertson, jim marbrook

Associate Producers: tim wood, sasha wood

Line-producer: judith tyre

Cinematography: denson baker

Editor: Peter Roberts

music by: dana lund

 

The Dark Horse won Best Film at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival and the 2014 New Zealand Film and TV Awards, and won Audience Awards at variety of festivals including the Rotterdam, Seattle and San Francisco International Film Festivals. The film also won a special SIGNIS Commendation Award (given to film that "illuminate and celebrate what it means to be human in a diverse and challenging world"). 

A stunning yet subtle Cliff Curtis performance, an inspirational true story and a lively directional touch make for a winning combination...”
— Variety
Enlightened and enlightening...”
— The Daily Telegraph
 
 
 
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everything we loved

Arthouse drama

A shy magician coaxes his once happy wife back to life with his greatest illusion - a little boy.  But the loving family they create is threatened when they become hunted as child abductors.

 

Director: max currie

Writer: max currie 

Producers: Tom Hern & luke robinson

Cast: brett stewart, sia trokenheim, ben clarkson

Co-producer: jo tagg

Associate Producers: james napier robertson, michael eldred, sasha wood

Cinematography:dave garbett

Editor: Dan kircher

music by: tim prebble

 

Everything We Loved won Best Actress and Best Cinematography at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards, and won Best Director at the Victoria TX Film Festival. The film was also selected in competition at Palm Springs, Munich, Transylvania, Seattle, Marrakech and Chicago International Film Festivals. 

With its convincingly drawn characters and, in Brett Stewart and Sia Trokenheim, two actors who can do their complex parts justice, this high-end drama convinces on an emotional level
— The Hollywood Reporter
 
 
 
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i'm not harry jenson

Thriller (debut feature)

Stanley Merse, a true crime novelist, obsessed with his latest book and convinced he is losing his mind, takes a trip to the forest to recover but ends up with a fellow traveller dead and blood on his hands.

 

Director: james napier robertson

WrIter: james napier robertson

Producer: Tom Hern

Cast: Gareth Reeves, Ben Mitchell, Ian Mune

executive producerS: Alex Chapman, peter chapman, stephanie napier, john robertson, tim wood, sasha wood

Co-producerS: james napier robertson, edward sampson

Associate Producer: rozanne corrick, iain falconer, michael stephens, mike tololi

line-producer: jessica cardiff-smith

Cinematography:  dave garbett

music by: peter hobbs

 

I'm Not Harry Jenson was  an offical selection at the New Zealand and Shanghai International Film Festivals.

A remarkable result, doesn’t feel like a feature debut but a thriller from the hands of an experienced player... an impressive piece of work...
— The National Radio Film Review
 
 
 
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