Clint Rarm and Dwayne Sisson are the leaders — and sole members — of the Deadly Ponies Gang, a horse obsessed collective west of Auckland. The pair roam the streets on horseback, attempting to flirt with women and delivering gifts of uncertain origin to local kids. This Moa-nominated documentary follows the pair as Clint tries to organise a charity gig to help Dwayne get some new teeth — being toothless is not working out great with the ladies. Also featuring in the madcap hour-long film are a 12-year-old gang aspirant who adorns his horse with cardboard cars, and rural rapper The Rhymestone Cowboy.
A career highlight as a filmmaker was organising a real life, graffitied horse to stand outside the NZ International Film Festival red carpet event. This was to promote the premiere of my film The Deadly Ponies Gang.– Director Zoe McIntosh on the premiere of The Deadly Ponies Gang, NZ International Film Festival website
Completed with the assistance of a Feature Film Finishing Grant from the NZ Film Commission