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MIDNIGHT

FRESH MEAT

Directed by Danny Mulheron
FEATURE NARRATIVE 91 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE FRESH MEAT
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
Crime, Horror, Comedy
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Midnight
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    91 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Paul Sutorius
  • Director:
    Danny Mulheron
  • Composer:
    Plan 9, Janet Roddick, David Donaldson, Steve Roche
  • Producer:
    Dave Gibson
  • Cast:
    Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita, Nicola Kawana, Leand Macadaan, Ralph Hilaga, Jack Shadbolt, Kahn West
  • Cinematographer:
    Simon Baumfield
  • Screenwriter:
    Briar Grace-Smith
  • Executive Producer:
    Derek Diorio

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