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Fresh Meat


New York Premiere

New Zealand | 91 MINUTES | English | English subtitles


Crime, Horror, Comedy
On the lam after a poorly executed escape from the police, a gang of bumbling criminals led by the Tan brothers flees to the suburbs for shelter. They get more than they bargained for when they crash-land in the upper-class home of Maori academic Hemi Crane, his celebrity chef wife Margaret and their teenage daughter Rina, fresh out of an all-girls boarding school: a family whose refined palates have a taste for human flesh. When the Tan gang discovers their hostages’ dark secret, the tables start to turn as the two groups of unlikely adversaries enter a deadly showdown.

Director Danny Mulheron channels Peter Jackson with a dash of Tarantino to produce a gleefully over-the-top action comedy, combining blood, guts, explosions and a healthy dose of cheeky social satire. The resulting splatter-fest is a gory tale of shifting alliances and basement butchery that pits a cast of dysfunctional characters against one another in a suburban battle royale.

—Ian Hollander


Directed by Danny Mulheron

DANNY MULHERON has written and directed award-winning plays for more than twenty years and twice been a Best Director Award finalist at the New Zealand Television Awards. Most recently, he garnered international acclaim for his television comedy Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby. Mulheron is currently writing a screenplay based on a story by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Danny Mulheron
Briar Grace-Smith
Dave Gibson
Paul Sutorius
Simon Baumfield
Executive Producer
Derek Diorio
Plan 9, Janet Roddick, David Donaldson, Steve Roche
Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita, Nicola Kawana, Leand Macadaan, Ralph Hilaga, Jack Shadbolt, Kahn West


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