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Manurewa

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010

RP16
Restricted

Music video director Sam Peacocke's confronting first short film reimagines the events that took place around the robbery of a Manurewa liquor store in 2008, in which owner Navtej Singh was tragically murdered. The film takes a kaleidoscopic perspective on colliding South Auckland lives, notably in an — almost unbearably — tense hold-up scene. Largely shot with non-actors, the production was self-funded. The result was selected for the Melbourne and Berlin Film Festivals; at Berlin it won the Crystal Bear for best short in the Generation 14plus youth section.

To me, this was the story of Navtej Singh – a devoted family man who was shot dead for the sake of a few dollars and some boxes of alcohol. It will always be his story and we had to make sure we honoured his memory. So it was pivotal that we got the blessing of his family.
– Producer Kristian Eek

Key Cast & Crew

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Beulah Koale

As: Isaac

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Sam Peacocke

Director, Writer

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Kristian Eek

Producer

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Mark Dass

As: Navraj

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Bevan Connell

As: Michael

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Eds Tan

As: Ken

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