A trio of young misfits in pursuit of lost love race the length of the country in a stolen Mini Cooper S. Avoiding the law and with nothing to lose, they become folk heroes and most wanted criminals as they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of a media frenzy and an escalating police operation.
COUNTRY: New Zealand
RUN TIME: 100 minutes
PREMIERE STATUS: Vancouver Premiere
GENRE: Comedy, Action
DIRECTOR: Matt Murphy
PRODUCER: Tom Hern
SCREENWRITER: Matt Murphy
LEAD CAST: Dean O'Gorman, Ashleigh Cummings, James Rolleston
CONTACT: Metro International Entertainment
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS:
• Winner, Lost Weekend Award (Audience Favorite) – Film Club’s The Lost Weekend 2018
• Winner, Gold Award (Features) – New Zealand Cinematographers Society 2017
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR – MATT MURPHY
Matt has worked in film since his teens, and by age 21 was Production Designing film and television productions in NZ. After achieving success at local Film and TV Awards, Matt joined commercials company Silverscreen Productions as a Director, and in 1997 was nominated one of the top 10 new TVC directors in the world at the Cannes New Directors Showcase. In a return to his roots in long-form, Matt wrote and directed his debut feature ‘PORK PIE’ which released in New Zealand Feb 2017.