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Day Trip Short Film (Full Length) – 2010 Adaptation Drama Māori

Day Trip

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010 Adaptation Drama Māori

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A gang member wakes up one morning and decides he needs a day off. Willy (ex-Mongrel Mob boss Tuhoe Isaac) checks out of the gang pad and, on a whim goes for a cruise on the Interislander. At a Picton Pub he makes an unlikely connection with brothers of a different clan. The near-wordless exploration of culture clashes and a man’s journey outside of his comfort zone, was the debut dramatic short from director Zoe McIntosh. It was selected for New York and Tribeca film fests, and Isaac won best performance in a short film at the 2010 Qantas Film and TV Awards.

Key Cast & Crew


Tuhoe Isaac

As: Willy

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Zoe McIntosh



Gareth Moon

Producer, Production Designer

I've been overseas eh.
– Willy (Tuhoe Isaac) responds to being asked where he's been all day


Day Trip is available to buy on DVD from Costa Botes' website.


The New Zealand Film Comission is the licensor for this title.


Made with the assistance of the Creative New Zealand Screen Innovation Fund.


Original music by Rhian Sheehan.