the brother

Synopsis: A prodigal son returns hunting atonement but he soon finds the high-country wilderness is a dangerous place. 

Official selection Dublin International Film Festival 2019
WINNER - Best Director - Show me Shorts Film Festival New Zealand 2018
Official selection New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

DirectorsNotes feature article:

Written & Directed by Summer Agnew 
Starring Erroll Shand & Scott Wills
Producers: Dan Higgins, Matt Noonan, Stephan Fruth, Summer Agnew
Development producers: Sarah Cook, François d'Artemare
Production: Curious Film in association with Soup Film and the New Zealand Film Commission

Editor: Luke Haigh
Cinematographer: Ian McCarroll
Production designer: Ross McGarva 
Costume Designer: Hayley Caudwell
Original music compositions: Max Scott
Sound design: Liquid Audio
5.1 Mastering: Inside Track
Sound mixers: James Dean, Brendon Morrow, Max Scott
VFX artist: Leon Woods

Supporting Cast

Miners: Shikane Champagne, Peter Jenkinson, Mick Latta, Paul Cockfield, Chippie Ross, Kaleb Allun, Max Birchfield, Jack Henderson, Shane Jamieson, Steffan Jamieson, Robert Jensen, Bob Koti, Neal Mohan, Kelvin Payne, Phillip Young

Woman in photo: Ranitea Petard
Young Jon: Hubert Woroniecki
Young Dean: Jordan Burnett 

Additional voices: Peter Larsen, Aaron Jackson, Richard Knowles


Production manager: Cam Logan 
Assistant Production manager: Desiree Cheer
1st AD: Chris Short
1st AC / Stills: Ben Rowsell
2nd AC: Max Harsant
2nd Unit DOP / Steadicam: Dana Little
Assistant  Production designer: James Rowe
Sound recordist: Kaveh Sharifian
Grip: Tommy Davis
Gaffer: Sam Fordham
LX assists: Chris Emerre, Joseph Bresnahan 
Additional grip gear: Kayne Asher, Brian Harris
Makeup artist: Louise Harris
Safety officer: Shikane Champagne
Assistant Safety officer: Hayley Green
Armourer: Brin Compton
Catering Reefton: Dawsons Hotel
Catering Canterbury: Manuka Point Station

2nd Unit crew

1st AC: Gray Turner
Sound recordist: Ande Schurr        
Greens: Tobi Muir, Kumbi Makwindi
Armourer: Willy Goer

Casting consultants: Catch Casting
Casting assistants Auckland: Xana Tang, Ella Bilham, Selina Woulfe       
Casting assistant Greymouth: Barbara Cate

Colorist: Summer Agnew
Vintage photograph: Dr Suneil Narsai 
Stag audio recordings: Steve Couper

“Ready or Not” Written by J Friend, M Scantlebury, M Reynolds and courtesy of Slab City 

Special thanks for their amazing support: Don, Will & the family Patterson, Gary & Karen Birchfield, John Bougen, Panavision New Zealand, Paul Lake, Manuka Point Station, Cardinal Logistics, Locations Central, Fat Lighting, The Radio Company,  John Taylor, Jude McLaren, Dale Corlett, Stu Turner, Joe Fisher, Simon Guild, Tony Kokshoorn, The Greymouth Operatic Society, Helen McKenzie, Sue Maxwell, Malcolm & Sue Prouting, Snow Hewettson, Robin Walters, Jessica Smith, Phil Campbell, John Pfiefer, Craig Clark, Yok Sinclair, Jules Longdinprisk, Isobel Dryburgh, Francois d’Artemare, Rebecca Zivohlava, Henning Kamm, Anja Wedell, Betti Wehling, Desray Armstrong, Angela Littlejohn, Sarah Cook, Anthony Montes, Kathryn Carmody, Johannes Van Hulst, Daniel Max, Robyn Agnew, Anja Neuhaus, Cindy Wilton, Mike & Carolin Robinson, Dylan Pharazyn, Danielle Harris, Sam Holst, Brian Etting, Richard Shaw, Shirleyanne McDonald-Shaw, Tamara O’Niell, Stephen Kang, Chelsea Winstanley, Tom Hern, Peter Calder, Alison Jones, David Mclaren, Bill Bleakley, Blaketown RFC and the Blackball Hilton publican

The Brother is a Curious Film production in association with Soup Film and the New Zealand Film Commission