Hariata Moriarty features in Sam Kelly directed feature film “Savage“ which was released this week at the Busan Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival.
Savage, inspired by the true stories of New Zealand’s Street gangs across 30 years, Savage follows Danny at three critical moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.
Each chapter is set in a defining time for New Zealand street gangs: from the tough state-run boys’ homes of the sixties where many gang members grew up; to the emerging urban gang scene in the seventies where teenagers created their own gang families and fought rival gangs; to the eighties when gangs became more structured, criminal and violent. Across his lifetime Danny searches for connection, torn between his real family and his gang family, and must find where he belongs.
and Jermaine Clement’s “Wellington Paranormal”.
Wellington Paranormal is a spin-off from the 2014 film What We Do In The Shadows and its lead characters – Officers Minogue (Mike Minogue) and O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) – first appeared in the film as a pair of incurious police officers.
The film was written, directed and performed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement and last year America’s FX channel commissioned a series based on it – also called What We Do In The Shadows.