This 2018 feature follows ex gang leader Logan (Josh Calles), who has ditched gang life to raise his daughter. When she is murdered by a rival gang, Logan is forced to choose between vengeance – and all-out gang warfare – or forgiveness. Also starring Dark Horse discovery Wayne Hapi, the Gisborne-shot drama marks the first feature directed by pastor Tarry Mortlock. It is a modern interpretation of a true story about a girl killed by a raiding party in the 1800s. Broken is presented by City Impact Church, although Mortlock says he "never set out to make a Christian movie for Christians".
There was one scene where we needed a stormy, rainy day ... On the second to last day the ocean picked up, the waves had gotten bigger, the wind turned and it all went ugly and it was big and gnarly and rainy and horrible. My wife was laughing, she said, 'what did you expect? I prayed for this.'– Writer/director Tarry Mortlock on being blessed during filming, quoted in The NZ Herald, 31 October 2016
Released in New Zealand cinemas on 1 February 2018
World premiere on 25 January 2018 at Gisborne's Odeon Theatre