What is New Zealand famous for? The super hot All Blacks, The extremly long Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy + spinoffs and obviously sheep... Because there are literally millions of them, to be specific there are 7 sheep for every human in the country. So it came pretty natural for writer and director Jonathan King to centre this movie on his national animal… I'm guessing also because they
Former country boy Henry (you might have see him in What We Do in the Shadows as one of werewolves, if not you HAVE TO WATCH THAT MOVIE, DANG IT!) is back to the farm where he grew up to sell his share of the property to his brother Angus (was Lem on Ash vs Evil Dead) but is about to discover his evil sibling, he is ginger after all, instead of taking care of the family land like their dead father would have wanted, has been playing mad scientist with the sheep. And the outcome is nowhere near an awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle situation.
But the real winner here is the beautiful scenery – who cares if your budget is small when you are from NZ and you can shoot in your backyard because your surrounding are breath-taking no matter where you are in the country… even if a couple of times it felt like a green screen... Pretty sure it was.
Written by Mags