This Town is a quirky comedy awash with well-known Kiwi actors. Director David White ends up on-screen, as well as calling the shots for his first fictional feature. White plays Sean, who gets caught up in romance and suspicion in a small town, where an obsessed ex-cop turned petting zoo owner (Robyn Malcolm) is convinced Sean should be in jail for murder. The cast also includes Rima Te Wiata, Jim Moriarty, Loren Taylor and newcomer Alice May Connolly. This Town was shot on White's home turf of Hawke's Bay. White has previously directed several documentaries (Meat, I Kill).
This Town was a labour of love, inspired by a friend and a drive through the roads of Hawke's Bay looking at the mountains of where I grew up.– Director David White