We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.

Sorry – due to licensing restrictions,
this clip can't be viewed outside New Zealand.

Thankfully most of NZ On Screen's content
can be viewed from anywhere: browse and enjoy!

We're sorry, but something went wrong

Please try reloading the page

We're sorry, but your browser is unable to play this video content.

If this continues please try upgrading your browser or contact us for assistance.

We're sorry, but this video is currently unavailable on mobile.

Hero image for Crackheads


Film (Full Length) – 2013


Comedy Crackheads follows four mates whose lives are ruined after encountering methamphetamine. A psychologist, an actor and a lothario car salesman are inadvertently introduced to the drug by Nick (Jeremy Birchall), a priest with anger issues. The foursome soon see P as the answer to their problems  despite mounting evidence to the contrary, including explosions, doped racehorses and embarrassing scenes at the church. Billed as "the world’s first black comedy about crack”, Crackheads was named Best Self-Funded Film at the 2013 NZ Film Awards. It also won six awards at festivals in the United States. 

It took three years of development to complete a lean and funny (if somewhat politically incorrect) shooting script and to raise the minimum amount of finance required to turn it into a motion picture. In mid 2012 ‘Crackheads’ was shot on RED, fully crewed, over four six-day weeks in 40 locations and with 44 speaking roles.
– Press release for Crackheads

Key Cast & Crew

Generic Profile image for Kurt Stowers

Kurt Stowers

As: Jimmy

Generic Profile image for Preston O'Brien

Preston O'Brien

As: Thomas (Doc)

Generic Profile image for Jeremy Birchall

Jeremy Birchall

As: Nick (the Priest)

Generic Profile image for Alvin Maharaj

Alvin Maharaj

As: Raj

Generic Profile image for Andy Sophocleous

Andy Sophocleous

Writer, Producer, As: Commercial director

Generic Profile image for Tim Tsiklauri

Tim Tsiklauri

Writer, Executive Producer, Director

See all 39 credits

Produced by

Love Above Limited


Love Above Limited