The trailer for this feature film.
An excerpt from this feature film.
A featurette about the real Aramoana massacre.
A featurette - "Honouring Aramoana"
A featurette about the making of the film.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.
An interview with director Robert Sarkies.
An interview with actor Matt Sunderland.
An interview with actor Karl Urban.
An interview with actor Paul Glover.
An interview with actor Simon Ferry.
An interview with actor Tandi Wright.
The credits for this feature film.
In November 1990 misfit loner David Gray (played by Matthew Sunderland) killed 13 of his neighbours in the seaside town of Aramoana, near Dunedin. His rampage lasted 22 hours before he was gunned down by police. Out of the Blue is a dramatised re-enactment of these traumatic events. Directed by Robert Sarkies and co-written with Graeme Tetley, this gut-wrenching film did respectable box office and was lauded at 2008's Qantas Film and TV Awards, winning most feature categories, including best film and screenplay. Warning: excerpt contains realistic gun violence.
It's a powerful piece of work, made more so by a fierce restraint in its delivery. Its makers have shaped a narrative from the haphazard events of that day - and a little before in scenes showing the solitary and angry Gray approaching breaking point - but without making this run to a conventional thriller timetable.– Russell Baillie, in a five star NZ Herald review of Out of the Blue, 5 October 2006
Southern Light Films
Available to buy and rent from NZ Film On Demand
Original music composed by Victoria Kelly