In The Home The Dead Lands

An energetic, glossy and exciting New Zealand Maori action-adventure, Toa Fraser’s The Dead Lands is a fast-paced tale of honour and revenge that doesn’t shirk when it comes to offering up bone-crunching battles and blood-thirsty martial arts scenes.

Mark Adams – Screen Daily

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi - a Maori chieftan’s teenage son - must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. Vastly outnumbered by the band of villains, Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious "Warrior," a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.

James Rolleston
Lawrence Makoare
Te Kohe Tuhaka
Xavier Horan
George Henare
Rena Owen
Director: Toa Fraser
Writer: Glenn Standring
Producers: Matthew Metcalfe & Glenn Standring
Official Selection: 2014 Toronto Film Festival