The Dark Horse
Starring Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Training Day), James Rolleston (Boy), Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune) and Miriama McDowell, The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known Hero – Genesis Potini (Gen).
Anchored by the performance of a lifetime from Cliff Curtis who stars alongside a stellar cast including James Rolleston whose performance and much anticipated return to the big screen will reignite the country’s heartfelt warmth for James, the little Boy.
Battling with his own inner torment and family struggles, Genesis finds purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community, which in turn brings hope and positivity into their lives. It unveils a story of two lost souls finding the strength to carry on through each other’s company – believing in themselves; even if no one else does.
The Dark Horse is a provocative, emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who finds the courage to lead, despite his own adversities.
THE DARK HORSE IN NZ CINEMAS ON JULY 31, 2014
CRITICS UNITE CALLING THIS OUR NEXT NEW ZEALAND CLASSIC
5 STARS “truly inspiring” – Kate Rodger, TV3
5 STARS “not to be missed” – Stacey Hunt, Yahoo
4 ½ STARS “deeply affecting” – Russell Baillie, NZ Herald
4 ½ STARS “heartbreakingly good” – Graeme Tuckett, Dominion Post
4 STARS “phenomenal” – Liam Maguren, Flicks
4 STARS “crowd pleasing”- Dom Corry, TVNZ
Winner at the 2014 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards:
Best Film: The Dark Horse
Best Director: James Napier Robertson – The Dark Horse
Best Screenplay: James Napier Robertson – The Dark Horse
Best Actor: Cliff Curtis – The Dark Horse
Best Supporting Actor: James Rolleston – The Dark Horse
Best Score: Dana Lund – The Dark Horse