Made for Montana Sunday Theatre, Dead Certs provides rare starring roles for talents Rawiri Paratene and Ginette McDonald. Paratene won a Television Award for his acting, and also co-wrote the script (with director Ian Mune), which he began writing on a Burns Fellowship. Paratene plays Hare Hohepa, whose dreams of a winning bet that will allow him to escape his down'n'out existence take an unusual turn: his friend Martha (McDonald) expires after some drinks, then returns in ghostly form to encourage him to keep betting. So begins a dream run at the TAB.
... don't do the Aussie haka on me Hare Hohepa!– Martha (Ginette McDonald)
Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air in association with Television New Zealand
Music composed by Stephen McCurdy. Guitar by Martin Winch. Violin by Brecon Carter.
Song 'Out in the Cold', composed by Stephen McCurdy, Vocals by Prince Tui Teka.