BLUE MOON – Beer night
Director: Stefen Harris
1h 25 min (2018) NZ N/C 18
Horace Jones is working at an all-night petrol station when a drug dealer carrying large amounts of money dies in his bathroom. Enforcer Ratty comes to find the missing money, However when the two come face to face, it becomes clear that they know each other.
Stefen Harris director of Blue Moon is a real-life cop turning his hand at indie-filmmaking and succeeding. This crime thriller set in a small New Zealand rural town is a two-hander with petrol attendant Horace played by (Mark Hadlow) manning the dawn shift and emotionally strained to bursting and on the brink of financial ruin.
His quiet night unravels after the arrival of a blue Chevy Impala driven by baddie Reuben and a huge wad of ill-gotten cash. Horace sees an opportunity and then Darren brandishing a shot-gun arrives, looking for the loot.
Blue Moon is set in a a small town and the obvious happens next as the two Horace and Darren square-off and both are dragged into their shared pasts.
You go on a fun ride with this film and we think watching Blue Moon with a beer in hand is a winning combination.
This film is also a Movie Hoolie reference film. Opening discussions about:
- filming on mobile-phones.
- Why in a two-hander the writer/director still has a third character and what is a role of the third character in two-hander writing.
- Thriller genre discussions.
- Emergence of mobile-phone film festivals.
- Importance of Marketing, posters, interviews with filmmakers and indie-Directors keeping a clear track of there Marketing Materials to promote a film.
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