Blue Moon

Blue Moon - 2018

Dark Horse Films/Kahu Media - 85 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # - 810044719215

Principal Cast: Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Olivia Hadlow, Doug Brooks, Liz Mullane, Nathan Green, Mathew Crawford, Nicole Gardiner, Robert Ballantyne
Writer: Stefen Harris; Director of Photography: Ryan O'Rourke; Original Music: Tane Upjohn-Beatson; Sound Design: Chris Winter; Editor: Judd Resnick; Special Effects: Dan Hennah; Makeup: Sean Foot; Sound Recordist; Ben Dunker; Producers: Stefen Harris, Pegeen O'Rourke; Director: Stefen Harris.

Horace, a nearly bankrupt petrol station proprietor, foolishly misappropriates stolen drug money believing no one will ever know. Soon his chaotic but safe existence is under treat when gang enforcer Darren arrives on the scene, desperate to reclaim the cash. The trouble is Horace has locked the money in the time-lock safe and they'll have to wait until 6am to open it. As the two men wait it out, Horace realises he knows Darren from the distant past. The film was shot in Motueka on an iPhone 7+.

Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-

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2020 - Blastoff - Best Director & Honorable Mention for Best Feature
2020 - Spain Cinephone Festival - Best Film
2020 - Jaipur International Film Festival - Best Cinematography - Ryan O'Rourke
2020 - Calcutta International Cult Film Festival - Outstanding Achievement Award for Mobile Film
2019 - iPhone Film Festival - Jury Grand Prize
2019 - Ravenheart Film Festival - Best Feature
2019 - SF3 Smart Fone Flick Festival - Best Feature
2019 - Sydney Indie Film Festival - Best Editing - Judd Resnick
2019 - WorldFest Houston - Gold Remi Award - Best Low Budget Feature

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