Four Knights Films
| 7.9/10 |
2 February 2017
Geoff Murphy, Ian Mune
| Goodbye Pork Pie
by Geoff Murphy and Ian Mune|
James Rolleston, Dean O'Gorman, Ashleigh Cummings
Never Say Die, The Rehearsal, Snakeskin, Utu, Smash Palace
Pork Pie is a road movie written and directed by New Zealander Matt Murphy and produced by Tom Hern. The film is a remake of 1981 movie Goodbye Pork Pie, the first New Zealand film to win a substantial local audience. The remake stars Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston and Ashleigh Cummings as a trio of accidental outlaws who travel the length of New Zealand in a stolen yellow New Mini. The film was scored by Jonathan Crayford
Dean O'Gorman as Jon
James Rolleston as Luke
Ashleigh Cummings as Kiera
Antonia Prebble as Susie, Jon's girlfriend.
Thomas Sainsbury as Bongo.
Made on a low budget, the original Goodbye Pork Pie was directed by Matt Murphy's father Geoff, and written by Geoff Murphy and Ian Mune. In 2014, a remake was announced, to be directed by Matt Murphy, who was part of the crew on the original 1981 version. The same year, Matt Murphy directed a reenactment of the Lake Hawea chase from the first film, as an advertisement for the New Mini.
Filming of Pork Pie started in March 2016. Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston (Boy)) and Australian Ashleigh Cummings were set to star as Jon (John), Luke (Gerry) and Keira (Shirl) respectively. The film's first trailer was released on 17 October 2016, with the film released in New Zealand cinemas on 2 February 2017. Reviews crossed the gamut.
Pork Pie (film) Wikipedia