John (Anton Tennet) is a small town crim with a big time dream: to abscond from Thames to Paeroa with his boss’s sister. A robbery gone wrong and a mysterious Chinese bracelet send his plans into a spin, and he finds that going back to the future has a price. Hong Kong action movies, Kiwi slapstick and time travel head to the heartland in Tim van Dammen’s follow-up to Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song. Jonathan Brugh (What We Do in the Shadows) plays the villain; Milo Cawthorne and Yoson An are also in the cast. Mega Time Squad was selected for the Fantasia festival in Montreal.
Mega Time Squad celebrates Kiwi-ness, particularly the way Kiwis speak. The film is speckled with a fair few four-letter words, but if you chill out and listen to the rhythm, it’s like relaxing profane music. I just hope people can leave their worries at the door, come in and have a laugh.– Director Tim van Dammen
World premiere on 16 July 2018 at Montreal's Salle JA De Sève cinema, as part of Canada's 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival
New Zealand premiere on 20 July 2018 at Auckland's Hollywood Avondale Cinema, as part of the 2018 NZ International Film Festival
Followed by further New Zealand festival screenings in Auckland and elsewhere