Coming Home in the Dark

Director: James Ashcroft Run Time: 93 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson, Frankie Paratene, Matthias Luafutu, Miriama McDowell

Country: New Zealand
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival. A school teacher is forced to confront a brutal act from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters takes him and his family on a nightmare road-trip.

About the filmmaker:

James Ashcroft (Ngā Puhi/Ngāti Kahu/English) is a director, writer, and producer from Aotearoa (New Zealand). From 2007 to 2013, he was the artistic director of the Indigenous Māori theatre company Taki Rua, and in 2014, he formed Light in the Dark Productions Ltd to develop adaptations of literary works for the screen. He was selected for the Venice Biennale College Cinema in 2016 and the Torino Film Festival’s inaugural Up & Coming Programme in 2018.

Coming Home in the Dark is his debut feature film.

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