The Dark Horse World Premiere

NZ film THE DARK HORSE will have its world premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival on July 17 and opens in cinemas nationwide from July 31.

Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider), James Rolleston (Boy), Miriama McDowell and Kirk Torrance, we are thrilled to bring you THE OFFICIAL THE DARK HORSE TRAILER.


The Premise
Directed and written by James Napier Robertson, produced by Tom Hern THE DARK HORSE is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero - Genesis Potini (Gen).

Anchored by the performance of a lifetime from Cliff Curtis who stars alongside a stellar cast including James Rolleston whose performance and much anticipated return to the big screen will reignite the country’s heartfelt warmth for James, the little Boy.

Battling with his own inner torment and family struggles, Genesis finds purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community, which in turn brings hope and positivity into their lives. It unveils a story of two lost souls finding the strength to carry on through each other’s company - believing in themselves; even if no one else does.

The Dark Horse is a provocative, emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who finds the courage to lead, despite his own adversities.


The Dark Horse has its world premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival on July 17 and opens in NZ cinemas from July 31.