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Synopsis: A cut-throat game of cards takes a young boy’s mind of the death of a loved one. Years later he recalls lessons learned from the game. 


Young Narks: Kohonui Joshua Wilcox
Pakaru: Calvin Tuteao
Desiree: Merekatene Simpson
Jon Boy: Louis Kemara
Sissy: Noa Campbell
Older Narks:Taungaroa Emile


Director: Summer Agnew
Writers: Warren Beazley, Summer Agnew
Producer: Angela Littlejohn
Co-Producers: Chelsea Winstanley, Desray Armstrong
Executive Producers: Shuchi Kothari, Sarina Pearson
1st Assistant Director: Robyn Grace
Director of Photography: Ian McCarroll
Focus Puller: Brendan Holster
Clapper Loader: Sam Bailey
Video Split: Daphne Groves
Pickups DOP: Andy McGeorge
Behind the Scenes: Scott Lee
Stills Photographer: Dominic Fryer
Sound Recordist: Aaron Davis
Additional Sound: Jeffrey Holdaway
Continuity: Lydia Sakshi
Gaffer: Gilbert Lawrence
Best Boy: Merlin Wilford
Electricians: Sam Jellie, Kerry Peck
Production Designer: Miro Harre
Props Standby: Eliott Naimie
Art Dept Assistant: Allan Tripp
Construction: Brian Gravatt
Graphics: Simon Elson
Costume Designer: Lucy McLay
Make Up Artist: Carla Banks
Production Runner: Georgia Horgan
Chaperone: Tui Walters
Set Runner: Michael Robins
Unit Manager: Robert Johnston
Editor: Peter Roberts
Sound Designer:
Foley Artist & Music: Matt Scott
Catering: Otiria Rugby Club
Security: Nga Puhi in Action
Lighting: FAT Lighting
Casting facilities: Catch Casting
Camera: Panavision
Film Stock: Fuji Film
Film Processing: Film Lab Limited
Telecine Transfer: Digi Post
Rental Cars: Henderson Rentals
RT’s: Radio Waves
Editing Facility: RPM Pictures
Sound Design Studio:
Digital Scanning & Recording: Nick Booth, Pete Williams
Film Laboratory: Park Road Post Production
Laboratory Coordinator: Peter Amies
Laboratory Liaison: Andy Wickens
Colour Grader: Lynne Reed
DI Client Manager: Jon Newell
HD Colourist: David Hollingsworth
Sound Mixer: John Boswell
Park Road Producer: Wendy Cuthbert
Facilities Coordinator: Peti Nohotima
Visual Effects Facility:
Flame Operator: Mike Robinson
Titles Design: Dylan Pharazyn
Negative Matching: Upper Deck Film Services Reiner Schoenbrunn Sara King
Credits: Wynter Blathwayt

Extras: Chyvonne Johnstone, Taungaroa Emile Jnr, Emily Cherrington, Mary Toi , Mary Owen, Emma Hou, Teawe Wharerau, Uncle Wayne, Kera Cherrington, Libby Harris, Shiralee Beazley, Pieta Harris, Nikki Dawn Harris and Carlie Harris

“Nga Puawai O Ngapuhi” written by Piripi Cope Performed by Whanau of Otiria Marae

Produced in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission