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Release Date:
12 October 2006 (New Zealand) See more »
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From the last place on earth comes a true story of courage and survival.
Plot:
Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Raising the bar in New Zealand cinema See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Karl Urban ... Nick Harvey

Matthew Sunderland ... David Gray
Lois Lawn ... Helen Dickson
Simon Ferry ... Garry Holden

Tandi Wright ... Julie-Anne Bryson
Paul Glover ... Paul Knox

William Kircher ... Stu Guthrie
Georgia Fabish ... Chiquita Holden
Fayth Rasmussen ... Stacey Percy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Bartlett ... Jimmy Dickson
Tony Bishop ... Ross Percy
Baxter Cannell ... Dion Percy
Murray Davidson ... Bank Manager
Dave Dudfield ... AOS / ATS Officer
Nick Duval-Smith ... Brian Wilson
Natalie Ellis ... Dorothy Crimp
Jemima Fallows ... Babe
Fatu Ioane ... Aleki Tali
Brenda Kendall ... Garry Holden's Mother

Richard Knowles ... Rene Aarsen
Thomas Lee-Batley ... Leo Wilson
Finn Liddell ... Jordan Harvey
Stuart Mathieson ... Vic Crimp
Dra McKay ... Heather Dickson
Steven Moore ... Ron Braithwaite
Mark Neilson ... BBQ Mate

Ryan O'Kane ... Darren Buist
Patrick Paynter ... Tim Jamieson

Bruce Phillips ... Chris Cole
Vaughan Slinn ... Russell Anderson
Phoebe Smith ... Jenny Austin
Vanessa Stacey ... Vanessa Percy
Claire Waldron ... Fiona Harvey
Kerrie Waterworth ... Bank Teller
Jacinta Wawatai ... Rewa Bryson
Richard West ... Warren Wilson

Michael Whalley ... Darren Gibbs
Danaka Wheeler ... Jasmine Holden
Ashley Wilson ... Gunshop Owner

Directed by
Robert Sarkies 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill O'Brien  book "Aramoana: Twenty Two Hours of Terror"
Robert Sarkies 
Graeme Tetley  written by

Produced by
Steven O'Meagher .... producer
Tim White .... producer
Timothy White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Victoria Kelly 
 
Cinematography by
Greig Fraser 
 
Film Editing by
Annie Collins 
 
Casting by
Rachel Bullock 
 
Production Design by
Philip Ivey 
 
Art Direction by
David Kolff 
Ken Turner 
 
Costume Design by
Lesley Burkes-Harding 
 
Makeup Department
Michele Barber .... additional hair stylist
Michele Barber .... additional makeup artist
Samantha Lyttle .... special makeup effects technician
Linda Wall .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Rosemary Dority .... post-production supervisor
Karl Stieglbauer .... unit manager
Helene Takacs .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Cross .... second assistant director
Bryon Darling .... third assistant director (as Byron Darling)
Paul Grinder .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrew Burdan .... storyboard artist
Wade Hannett .... head scenic
Wade Hannett .... paint foreman
Chris Meder .... set dresser
Amy Newbury .... props
Amber Richards .... set dresser
Mike Roberts .... stand-by props
Michael Rodriguez .... art department runner
Rihari Taratoa-Bannister .... set dresser
Kim Turner .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Christian Biegai .... adr editor
Hayden Collow .... sound effects editor
Corrin Ellingford .... boom operator
Michael Hedges .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Junovich .... score engineer
Robyn McFarlane .... foley recordist
Polly McKinnon .... adr supervisor
Carolyn McLaughlin .... foley artist
Peter Mills .... foley editor
Ken Saville .... sound recordist
Justin Webster .... adr recordist
Justin Webster .... assistant sound editor
Dave Whitehead .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Gunner Ashford .... armourer
Gunner Ashford .... special effects coordinator
Robert Young .... armourer assistant
Robert Young .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Mara Bryan .... visual effects supervisor
Lars Cawley .... digital artist
Abigail Gee .... digital artist
David Hampton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Jacob Leaf .... digital artist
Carol Petrie .... visual effects coordinator: prpvfx.ltd
George Port .... visual effects supervisor
Abigail Scollay .... digital compositor
Jon Thorsen .... camera td
Pania Williams .... visual effects artist
Pete Williams .... scanning and recording manager: Weta Digital
 
Stunts
Augie Davis .... stunt coordinator
Paul Shapcott .... stunt performer
Min Windle .... stunt performer
Tim Wong .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Allanson .... second unit: focus puller
Dion Anderson .... lighting technician
Jamie Couper .... lighting technician
Peter Cunningham .... first assistant camera
Craig Farrand .... lighting technician
Samuel Fordham .... lighting technician
Gerald Morse .... gaffer
Ben Rowsell .... second assistant camera
Alan Wilson .... best boy
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Rogers .... costume ager
 
Editorial Department
Rhys Bonney .... assistant editor
Mark Hawthorne .... first assistant editor
David Hollingsworth .... colorist
 
Music Department
Graham Kennedy .... music recording engineer
Nigel Scott .... additional music coordinator
 
Other crew
Chris Besseling .... uk marketing executive: metrodome
Valerie Campbell .... production assistant
Alex Cole-Baker .... post-production accountant
Joseph Gordon .... loop group voice
Kimberly Logan .... location manager (as Kim Logan)
Shanon Moratti .... title designer
Megan Powlds .... production assistant (as Megan Fowlds)
Vanessa Redmond .... production coordinator
Jackie Sullivan .... script supervisor
Molly Sullivan-Stevens .... production assistant
Andy Wickens .... rushes liaison
Donna Wills .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Andrew Mackie .... thanks
 

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103 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Chris Cole is wearing a T-shirt that says: "Save our beach. Stop the smelter." This refers to the late 1970s proposal to build an aluminum smelter at Aramoana, which would have destroyed the township and threatened a local wildlife reserve, and met with a lot of resistance from residents.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Guthrie is on the radio while driving to Aramoana he says David Gray is 37. Gray was 33 at the time.See more »
Quotes:
Stacey Percy:Please don't shoot me, umph. Please don't.
Paul Knox:I'm not going to shoot you, sweetie.
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43 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Raising the bar in New Zealand cinema, 11 October 2006
Author: GardenStateFan from New Zealand

I was lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Out of the Blue at the Embassy theater. As the final credits rolled and the curtains closed I realized I had finally found the meaning to the word 'masterpiece'. This is unquestionably one of the best films I have ever seen. Period.

The portrayal of David Gray is haunting in every meaning of the word. Matthew Sutherland is an expert as his craft. I despised him throughout the film but at the same time felt pity; for what he was going through mentally was almost as scary as what he was causing the town to go through.

Robert Sarkies has proved to us that he has a genuine eye for directing, and that he is loaded with talent. Although he has already worked on several other New Zealand films/series, I believe that this could be his calling card for getting into the big-budget pictures.

The acting is incredible, and I really admire Karl Urban for returning to NZ and doing this low-budget film. Every single performance in this film is nothing short of spectacular. I have never felt as though I actually knew a bunch of people in a movie until now. It was genuinely the most scary thing I have seen when the town goes to hell.

I wish that this movie could get a wide theatrical release, although I am almost certain it wont because its story wont really effect anyone outside of New Zealand. However, if you live in New Zealand you must see this film when it is locally released in cinemas. In fact no; everyone should go see this film. Everyone. Twice.

10/10 This is what happens when you get a bunch of people together who love what they do to make a movie.

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