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The Tattooist

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2007

R13
Restricted

Tattoo artist Jake Sawyer (Jason Behr, American star of Roswell) travels the world looking for ethnic designs to exploit for his art. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he is introduced to the traditional Samoan tattoo, and falls for Sina (No. 2's Mia Blake) the beautiful cousin of tattooist Alipati. When Jake recklessly steals a Samoan tattooing tool, he unwittingly unleashes a powerful spirit that endangers everyone he touches. This inaugural Kiwi-Singaporean co-production was directed by Peter Burger and produced by Robin Scholes (Once Were Warriors).

An eerie tale against a backdrop of Samoan tattooing superstition, The Tattooist opens our eyes to a different kind of ghost story.
– Urban Cinefile (Australia) DVD review, Louise Keller, 26 June 2008

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Eyeworks New Zealand

Acknowledgements

Financed by the New Zealand Film Commission, Daydream Productions, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, supported by the Singapore Film Commission under the Project Development Scheme.

Music

Music composed by Peter Scholes.

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