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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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Director:
Writer:
Jonathan King (written by)
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Release Date:
29 March 2007 (New Zealand) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Get ready for the Violence of the Lambs! See more »
Plot:
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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(35 articles)
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Cast

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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
Davina Lamont .... special makeup effects artist
Samantha Lyttle .... special makeup effects technician
Angela Mooar .... additional makeup artist
Jess Reedy .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Rosemary Dority .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Lowe .... second assistant director
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Hiles .... sound recordist
Greg Junovich .... score engineer
Gilbert Lake .... sound 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
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)
 
Stunts
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
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
 
Editorial Department
Clare Burlinson .... digital intermediate colorist
David Hollingsworth .... telecine colorist
Shanon Moratti .... digital intermediate editor
Nicola Spencer .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Brendon Morrow .... assistant music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Richard Cuthbert .... cast driver
 
Other crew
Anne Chamberlain .... unit publicist
James Delaney .... animal trainer
Jock Fyfe .... location manager
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)
 
Thanks
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 man who is pulled down by a sheep while trying to find the keys to his car is the director, Jonathan King.See more »
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Continuity: When they're in the house getting attacked by weresheep-Grant, the digital clock in the background goes from "3:12" to "3:11" in a later scene.See more »
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Experience:I thought you of all people would appreciate efforts to deconstruct the colonialist paternalistic agrarian hierarchy that disenfranchises the Tangata Whenua and erodes the natural resources of Aotearoa.See more »
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37 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
"Shear" Terror...., 4 July 2007
Author: Christopher T. Chase (cchase@onebox.com) from Arlington, VA.

At first blush, it reads like an SNL skit that the writers decided not to use at the last minute. Murderous genetically-altered sheep on a rampage? Even Roger Corman never went there, and maybe it was for a reason...

And that reason was because writer/director Jonathan King needed to claim this baby for his own, and he has made the most of the opportunity. "Black Sheep" has that same kooky, OTT vibe of the mad scientist/monster flicks of the Fifties and Sixties with a more post-modern sensibility, much in the same affectionately twisted tone adapted by similar movies like "Tremors", "Feast", "Slither", the often-mentioned "Shaun of the Dead", and the film that this will be most compared to (and rightly so) - "Dead-Alive", the splat-tastic horror/comedy opus created by fellow Kiwi filmmaker gone "big time", Peter Jackson.

The plot is classic creepfest kitsch with a New Zealand transplant. Henry Oldfield (Nathan Meister) has been terrified of sheep for most of his life, the result of a horrific prank played on him in childhood by his crippled, bitter brother, Angus (Peter Feeney). Fifteen years later, Henry has gone back Down Under to tend to unfinished business - meaning facing his fears and selling off his half of the family sheep farm to his brother.

Meantime, Angus has concentrated on increasing the fortunes and finances of the family business by turning it over to a disgraced geneticist (Tandi Wright) for whom the farm has become one big test tube. Hippie activists Experience (Danielle Mason) and her sometime boyfriend, Grant (Oliver Driver) are out to expose Angus's subsidized experiments for the crimes against nature and ecology that they are. But as well-intended as their efforts are, everyone knows how true the old saying is about the best-laid plans...

Not surprisingly, the success of the entire film lies in the engaging cast, the goofy-yet-solid script, the beautiful cinematography, but most of all in the practical on-set and visual effects provided by Peter Jackson's own WETA Workshop and WETA Digital companies. And all quarters deliver fabulously, resulting in a great, loopy time at the movies that will have you giggling, gasping or gagging, sometimes all three simultaneously.

With the right frame of mind, I think that most horror fans or just casual viewers who like the occasional off-beat entertainment should find something to like here. Everyone else can just revisit the Merchant-Ivory section of the video store and steer clear.

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