Orphans and Kingdoms

Orphans and Kingdoms

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New Zealand drama set on Waiheke Island, following three teens who break into a holiday home for a night of partying when the owner (Colin Moy, In My Father’s Den) unexpectedly arrives. The trio confront and apprehend him, but as the night turns into dawn, the lonely man and the troubled teens find a connection in the most unexpected of ways. The directorial debut of NZ actor Paolo Rotondo (Stickmen) and the final project of the NZ Film Commission's Escalator scheme, which produced the nationally-praised Fantail.

2016Rating: RP16, Violence, offensival language, nudity, drug use & suicide74 minsNew Zealand
DramaFestival & Independent

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Orphans and Kingdoms | Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Low budget and local all too often translate to what’s basically a TV movie bunged up on the big screen. In his feature debut, writer/director Paolo Rotondo deftly avoids all the usual clichés and pitfalls, cleverly keeping the action largely confined to a home under siege, and delivering that rarest of micro-budget gems – a real honest-to-the-moniker movie.

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Stuff

Stuff

A terribly impressive first feature film by a local director, which speaks volumes about the power of collaboration between talented, hard-working industry people and the inspiration of a damn good story.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

A finely told and fine-looking debut feature that knows exactly when to restrain itself and when to explode.

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Orphans and Kingdoms | Release Details

Orphans and Kingdoms is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV and NZ Film On Demand.