Bludgeon

Bludgeon

Bludgeon

Documentary about a group of modern knights competing to represent New Zealand in the brutal sport of ‘medieval combat’.

"Ryan Heron and Andy Deere’s affectionate and funny documentary introduces us to the competitive sport of ‘medieval combat’ and its eccentric cast of characters – each vying to swing swords (not to mention battle axes, maces and halberds) for New Zealand on the world stage. Just don’t call it re-enactment or LARPing, because this intensely physical and exhausting sport of violent armour-clad combat is anything but play-acting." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

2018Rating: Exempt90 minsNew Zealand
DocumentaryFestival & Independent
Director:
Ryan HeronAndy Deere (feature debuts)

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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

This utterly unique documentary starts out as a love letter to small town New Zealand and develops into a delightful, uplifting ode to working as a team and achieving one's goals. It's an epic fantasy quest following a band of Kiwi knights who go to the opposite side of the world to fight for national honour.

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