Robert Sarkies’ latest feature film, Two Little Boys, has been selected for the Berlin International Film Festival. Nice work! Two Little Boys will screen in the Generation section and will be judged by two juries: a young person’s jury which awards the prestigious Crystal Bear to the best feature film in the programme, and an international expert jury which awards a cash prize to the best feature film in the programme. O
New Zealand Film Commission CEO, Graeme Mason, said today “It’s wonderful to start the New Year with further international A-list festival endorsement of our filmmaking talent. The Generation selection compliments the film’s youthful energy and recognises the fresh perspective Rob offers with this film. I congratulate Rob, Vicky, Tim and all the cast and crew on the film’s selection.”
Two Little Boys is Rob’s third feature (Out of the Blue, Scarfies), and is based on the novel of the same name by brother Duncan Sarkies. The film was produced by Vicky Pope (Trouble is My Business, Choice Night, The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia) and Tim White (Out of the Blue, No. 2, The Boys are Back, Sleeping Beauty).
The film is comedy about Nige (Bret McKenzie - Flight of the Conchords) and his recently estranged best mate Deano (Hamish Blake - Hamish and Andy). The film follows Nige and Deano’s riotous misadventures as they struggle with their imploding long-term friendship which has been put under pressure by an unfortunate incident involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star.
We’ll get to see it in New Zealand from March 15th. For now, check out the webisodes or follow the story on Facebook.