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Lowdown Dirty Criminals

Opens on November 20

Director: Paul Murphy Run Time: 86 min. Rating: NR

Starring: Cohen Holloway, James Rolleston, Rebecca Gibney, Robbie Magasiva, Samuel Austin, Scott Wills

Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with MPI Media.

“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, with a Kiwi edge”

– Alex Billington, First Showing

About the film:

Supported in part by the New Zealand Film Commission.

Freddy and Marvin desperately seek out work with a local crook who sends them on a fool’s errand to kill the gangster Donny Kong. Without fail, these unreliable buddies begin on a path that threatens everything they know.

About the filmmakers:

Third feature film for director Paul Murphy, who got his start as a grip for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and King Kong films. Murphy made his directorial debut in 2008 with Second Hand Wedding followed by Love Birds which earned the Audience Award at Beijing’s Golden Rooster Awards and five nominations at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards in 2011.

Screenwriter David Brechin-Smith has worked on several television shows, earning a New Zealand Screen Award for his work on the 2004 series The Insiders Guide to Happiness.

Hear from the filmmakers and cast, including James Rolleston—best known for Taika Waititi’s Boy (2010)—in this behind-the-scenes short from Monster Fest.

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