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Hook, Line and Sinker

Film (Full Length and Trailer) – 2011


PJ (Rangimoana Taylor) has been driving trucks for 35 years. But one day after a medical test, he is told to get off the road. PJ’s worries over becoming instantly useless are exacerbated when his partner Ronnie and Ronnie’s ambitious sister go into business. A tale of love, family, and ordinary people struggling to process the type of news none of us ever needs to hear, Hook, Line and Sinker is the second, semi-improvised feature from longtime collaborators Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader. The Dominion Post called the result “likeable, admirable and hugely enjoyable”.

... offers highly engaging performances ... Hook, Line and Sinker exudes a generous and very real warmth.
– Helene Wong, in a Listener review of the film

Key Cast & Crew

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Andrea Bosshard

Co-Director, Writer, Co-Producer

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Shane Loader

Co-Director, Writer, Co-Producer

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Rangimoana Taylor

As: PJ, Associate Producer

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Jeremy Macey


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Alan Palmer

As: Freddie

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KC Kelly

As: Jono

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Produced by

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Torchlight Films


Made with funding from the Screen Innovation Production Fund and the Post-Production fund of the NZ Film Commission - plus “the generous support of individuals and businesses in our community”.


Music composed by Plan Nine - David Donaldson, Steve Roche and Janet Roddick
Song arrangements by Mark Austin