Lads On Film Make Festival

Duncan Sarkies’ film Two Little Boys, featuring Bret McKenzie and Australian actor Hamish Blake, will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, screening in the Generation section, in February. The film is described as an irreverent comedy about Nige (McKenzie) and his recently estranged best mate Deano (Blake) as their long-term friendship is put under pressure by an unfortunate incident involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star. “It’s wonderful to start the New Year with further international A-list festival endorsement of our filmmaking talent,” New Zealand Film Commission CEO Graeme Mason said. Two Little Boys is scheduled for a New Zealand release on March 15. Dunedin-born Sarkies is best known for writing the screenplay for Scarfies. Sarkies’ debut novel Two Little Boys was published in 2008.


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

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