Director Jason Stutter's endearing martial arts parody (and cult classic in the making) was filmed on a shoestring on the mean streets of Wellington. Sam Manu stars as the Tongan Ninja, while Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), who co-wrote the script, chews the scenery as his arch nemesis, the anonymously named Action Fighter. The film plays for laughs - think B movie accents and bad post-dubbing - and hangs off a flimsy plot involving an evil crime syndicate's hostile takeover of a Chinese restaurant.
This film was self-funded by Jason Stutter.
Original music composed and performed by Stephen Roche & David Donaldson, With Anthony Donaldson - Percussion, Ricky Gooch - Turntable.
Features the Bee Gees hit “How Deep is Your Love” sung by Luma Patea