'Conchords' Creator Teams up for 'Two Little Boys'
McKenzie to Join with Hamish Blake for Buddy Film
SYDNEY -- Flight of the Conchords co-creator Bret McKenzie is teaming up with Australian funnyman Hamish Blake, the recently retired co-host of the country’s top rating drive time radio show, to star in New Zealand buddy movie, Two Little Boys.
To be directed by Robert Sarkies, based on the novel of the same name by Duncan Sarkies, Two Little Boys follows Nige and his recently estranged best mate Deano as they struggle with their imploding long-term friendship which has been put under pressure by an unfortunate incident involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star.
It will be shot in Southland, New Zealand in January, 2011.
Vicky Pope (Trouble is My Business) and Tim White (Out of the Blue, The Boys are Back, The Warrior’s Way) are producing.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing two of NZ and Australia’s hottest comedy talents together in this film,” Pope said. "The story has everything - a crazy road trip, a love story, wild animals and even a bit of attempted murder. Audiences for this film are in for a very funny ride.”
The film is Blake’s first feature role, after having done several hit comedy specials for Network Ten here with radio partner Andy Lee.
Two Little Boys is being made with the support of the New Zealand Film Production Fund Trust (The Film Fund), NZ On Air, Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill City Council, Community Trust of Southland, Invercargill Licensing Trust, Film Otago Southland, Fulcrum Media Finance and the NZ Film Commission.
NZ Film, the sales arm of the NZFC, is handling worldwide sales.
Hopscotch Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand.