In The Home The Dark Horse

Once Were Warriors meets Shine.

Diana Wichtel – The Listener

The Dark Horse is one of the very best films that our country has ever produced. This is an instant New Zealand classic.

Graeme Tuckett – Stuff

Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider and Boy), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune), The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion - Genesis Potini (Gen). The Dark Horse is a provocative, emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community. It is a film about two lost souls finding the strength to carry on through each other's company - believing in themselves; even if no one else does.

Cliff Curtis
James Rolleston
Kirk Torrance
Xavier Horan
Miriama McDowell
Baz Te Hira
Wayne Hapi
Director: James Napier Robertson
Writer: James Napier Robertson
Producer: Tom Hern
Executive Producers: Timothy White & Cliff Curtis
Opening Night Film - New Zealand International Film Festival 2014
Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2014