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Black Sheep -- An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.


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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nathan Meister ... Henry Oldfield

Peter Feeney ... Angus Oldfield
Danielle Mason ... Experience
Tammy Davis ... Tucker

Oliver Driver ... Grant

Tandi Wright ... Doctor Rush
Glenis Levestam ... Mrs. Mac

Nick Blake ... Taxi Driver
Matthew Chamberlain ... Oliver Oldfield (as Matt Chamberlain)
Nick Fenton ... Young Henry
Eli Kent ... Young Angus
Sam Clarke ... Young Tucker
Richard Chapman ... Muldoon
Louis Sutherland ... Winston
Ian Harcourt ... Brash

James Ashcroft ... Prebble

Mick Rose ... Mike
Kevin McTurk ... Weresheep
Lucy Briant ... Investor
Justin B. Carter ... Investor (as Justin Carter)
Deana Elvins ... Investor

Luke Hawker ... Investor

Jono Manks ... Investor (as Jono Marks)
Lewis Rowe ... Investor
Peter Rutherford ... Investor
Matthew Saville ... Investor
Richard Whiteside ... Investor
Min Windle ... Investor

Tim Wong ... Investor

Directed by
Jonathan King 
Writing credits
Jonathan King (written by)

Produced by
Philippa Campbell .... producer
Judith Trye .... line producer
Original Music by
Victoria Kelly 
Cinematography by
Richard Bluck 
Film Editing by
Chris Plummer 
Casting by
Liz Mullane 
Production Design by
Kim Sinclair 
Art Direction by
Simon Bright 
Set Decoration by
Tanea Chapman 
Costume Design by
Pauline Bowkett 
Makeup Department
Debra Ashton .... additional makeup artist
Hayley Atherton .... makeup assistant
Katherine Brown .... special makeup effects artist
Debra East .... makeup supervisor
Dave Elsey .... Creature Make Up Supervisor
Lou Elsey .... Creature Effects Fabrication & Hair Supervisor
Davina Lamont .... special makeup effects artist
Samantha Lyttle .... special makeup effects technician
Angela Mooar .... additional makeup artist
Jess Reedy .... prosthettic makeup and hair artist
Emily Sturrock .... Hair technician - Weta workshop
Production Management
Rosemary Dority .... post-production supervisor
Emily Ireland .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Bicknell .... second assistant director (as Sarah Lowe)
Joe Nolan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Brett Blenkin .... carpenter
Greg Broadmore .... concept designer
Vanessa Cole .... assistant art director
Sean Golding .... paint hand
Neil Kirkland .... construction manager
Alastair Maher .... head scenic
Eileen McCann .... set finisher
Francie McGirr .... art runner
Christian Pearce .... concept artist
Nick Riera .... on-set carpenter
Sarah Weinberg .... stand-by props
Gillian West-Walker .... set dresser
Ben Whale .... set dresser
Sound Department
Phil Burton .... temp mixer
Gethin Creagh .... re-recording mixer
Chris Hiles .... sound recordist
Greg Junovich .... score engineer
Gilbert Lake .... re-recording mixer
Matthew Lambourn .... sound effects editor
Robyn McFarlane .... foley recordist
Carolyn McLaughlin .... foley artist
Tim Prebble .... sound designer
Nigel Scott .... adr engineer
Sam Spicer .... boom operator
Chris Todd .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Steven Boyle .... special effects makeup artist
Marion Davey .... creature effects coordinator: Weta Workshop
Ryk Fortuna .... special effects makeup
Ryk Fortuna .... special effects technician
Chris Guise .... designer
Iain Hutton .... armourer
Iain Hutton .... special effects technician
Phil McLaren .... special effects technician
Kevin McTurk .... special effects makeup: Weta Workshop
Gayle Munro .... production manager: Weta Workshop
Richard Taylor .... special effects
Paul Tobin .... designer
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Mara Bryan .... visual effects producer
Elika Burns .... roto/paint supervisor: CIS Hollywood
Clifford Chan .... visual effects artist
David Hampton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Stephen Karl .... visual effects artist
George Port .... visual effects supervisor: PRPVFX
Abigail Scollay .... digital compositor
Jon Thorsen .... visual effects
Pania Williams .... compositor
Pete Williams .... scanning and recording manager: Weta Digital
Carol Petrie .... visual effects artist: PRPVFX Limited (uncredited)
George Ritchie .... visual effects artist: PRPVFX Limited (uncredited)
Justin B. Carter .... stunts
Augie Davis .... stunt coordinator
Winham Hammond .... stunts
Tim McLachlan .... stunt double
Tim Wong .... assistant stunt coordinator
Tim Wong .... fight coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Brown .... gaffer
Jamie Couper .... lighting technician
Dion Hartley .... key grip
Maurice Kapua .... best boy
Garth Michael .... second assistant camera
Matt Tuffin .... epk camera operator
Steve Unwin .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantelle Bowkett .... costume assistant
Pauline Laws .... head pattern maker
Julie Zavala Ron .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Clare Burlinson .... digital intermediate colorist
David Hollingsworth .... telecine colorist
Shanon Moratti .... digital intermediate editor
Jon Newell .... digital intermediate manager
Nicola Spencer .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jock Fyfe .... location manager
Music Department
Brendon Morrow .... assistant music engineer
Transportation Department
Richard Cuthbert .... cast driver
Spencer Faulkner .... swing driver
Andrew Hastings .... transportation
Other crew
Anne Chamberlain .... unit publicist
James Delaney .... animal trainer
Caroline Girdlestone .... animal trainer
Thea Govorko .... production secretary
Matthew Grainger .... script consultant
Cale Hetariki .... production assistant
Veronique Lawrence .... script supervisor
Andy Wickens .... lab liaison
Brigitte Yorke .... production coordinator
Rose-Marie Salmon .... craft service (uncredited)
Peter Jackson .... thanks
Terry Rossio .... thanks
Joan Scheckel .... with thanks to
Jamie Selkirk .... thanks
Michael Stephens .... thanks

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87 min
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The scene with the sheep driving the Land Rover took several days to film. The scene with the Land Rover going over the cliff was done in one take.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When a character says "Now get the fuck off my land", it's out of sync.See more »
Henry:Are you OK?
Experience:I won't be OK ever again.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Dog Soldiers (2002)See more »


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47 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Black Sheep, 21 July 2007
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

I haven't the opportunity to follow many New Zealand movies, besides the recent memory of Sione's Wedding and In My Father's Den, both of which were of different genres, and mighty enjoyable. Written and directed by Jonathan King (who is also writing the Raintree produced movie The Tattooist), Black Sheep takes the well-established genre of zombie movies, and with its fusion of local flavour, presents its own worthy take in giving us the attack of the killer sheep.


It's a crazy idea, but heck, I admit it was sheer wicked and twisted fun watching the usually docile (and may I say dumb?) animals turn the tables on us humans, and start going on a berserk rampage to munch on our flesh. Watching them hunt in packs was surreal, and happens to be one of the nightmares of Henry Oldfield (Nathan Meister), who develops a phobia of our woolly friends after his brother Angus (Peter Feeney) played a cruel joke on him. The film fast forwards to the adult brothers, where the latter is planning to unveil his new "perfect" Oldfield sheep, and selling off the farm - why need the space when you can genetically engineer them?

Before you say, oh this is yet another movie which warns about the dangers and questions the ethics behind tinkering with genetics, you would probably think again when it made the environmental activists folks look like social outcasts, and totally bumbling, indirectly contributing to the zombie sheep phenomenon. I liked how the problem became two- pronged, in that the sheep became infected of course, and how its bite is now its worst weapon. And I'd bet you'll never look at another sheep, especially the baby ones, in the same light again, ha!

The plot's fairly straightforward to follow, with its villains (the scientists and of course, the raging sheep) and its heroes clearly spelt out - Henry, his farm hand Tucker (Tammy Davis), housekeeper Mrs Mac (Glenis Levestam), and an activist with an interest in Asian fengshui and zen sayings, called, check this out - Experience (Danielle Mason), who together actually form quite a lovable team whom you'll root for to get out of this mess.

With the animatronics and special effects done by Weta Workshop, you can expect some top notch gore, though I thought that despite it being a zombie flick, it lacked copious amounts of blood splatter. Chewing raw flesh may be stomach curling, especially when the details of such dastardly deeds are not spared, and the camera lingers. Transformational scenes were also fun yet eerie to watch, and if you think you've seen the best of these scenes from various werewolf movies, wait till you get a load from this one!

Black Sheep makes no apology to its violence, sexual innuendoes or toilet humour. In fact, it celebrates them, to tragic-comedic effect. However it knew how to rein itself in, and the farting-sheep-shagging jokes never goes into overdrive. The acts of violence too had a fair share left to the imagination, though I thought there probably was some scrimping in expected chase and attack sequences. If you're in for some light entertainment, then Black Sheep is probaaably your wicked choice for the week.

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