Quick news, the James Napier and Tom Hern collaboration movie, I’m Not Harry Jenson (aka The Devil’s Run) is set to have it’s world premier in New Zealand this July at the New Zealand Film Festival 2009.
Auckland will also host the world premiere and debut for writer/director James Napier Robertson with his backwoods thriller I’m Not Harry Jenson. Produced by Tom Hern and starring Gareth Reeves, Renato Bartolomei (from Shortland Street fame), Ian Mune and Ilona Rodgers the film tells the story of a bad case of writer’s block and is set in the Waitakere ranges.
If you’re in NZ make sure you check it out! More info on Facebook and below…
I’m Not Harry Jenson
“The Devil’s Run”
Film noir meets backwoods whodunit when crime writer wakes up in a bloody scenario he could have written.
Director: James Napier-Robertson
Running time: 102 mins
Screenplay/Editor: James Napier-Robertson
Producer: Tom Hern
Photography: Rhys Duncan
Production designer: Andy Smith
Costume designer: Kristin Seth
Music: Peter Hobbs
With: Gareth Reeves (Stanley), Renato Bartolomei (Colby), Ian Mune (Bill), Jinny Lee Story (Marissa), Marshall Napier (Tom Darby), Ilona Rogers (Margaret), Ben Mitchell (Jon), Michelle Langstone (Natalee), Cameron Rhodes (Rick), Rachel Blampied (Anna), Tom Jern (Kevin)
Carrying off its low budget with polish and actorly flair, this earnestly lurid digi-thriller makes a bold break from years of TV stardom for writer/director James Napier-Roberston and producer/actor Tom Hern. ‘I know more about killers than they know about themselves,’ boasts Sydney true crime writer Stanley, pen-name Michael White (Gareth Reeves), but too much knowledge of his next subject, serial killer Harry Jenson, is weirding Stanley out. His desperate agent suggests joining a tramping party in NZ to clear his head. How could he guess that he’s transplanting his troubled client from urban noir into a bloody backwoods whodunit? The less you know about the motley crew of trampers now, the more point there is in seeing the film to divine their true colours. Cameron Rhodes, Ian Mune and Ilona Rodgers are amongst the familiar faces making distinctive contributions to the cunningly plotted mayhem of terror, suspicion and recrimination. — BG
Wed 22 Jul | 7:45pm
Thu 23 Jul | 3:00pm