Tongan Ninja - 2002
Midnight Film Productions - 82 min.
DVD UPC # 013131243994; 5014138298272
Cast: Sam Manu, Jemaine Clement, Linda Tseng, Raybon Kan, David Fane, Victor Rodger.
Screenplay: Jason Stutter, Jemaine Clement; Director of Photography: Sean O'Donnell, Jason Stutter;
Music: Plan 9; Editing: Jonno Woodford-Robinson, Jason Stutter; Visual Effects Supervisor: Weta Digital, Nick Booth;
Producer: Andrew Calder, Jason Stutter; Director: Jason Stutter.
As a boy, Sione (Manu) was trained on a remote Pacific island in the ancient art of Ninjitsu. As an adult he travels to New Zealand
to find his way in the modern world, but when "The Syndicate" threatens his friends, the owners of a restaurant, he finds that he
must battle "Knife Man", "Gun Man" and "Henchman" and his childhood enemy Marvin (Clement) to save the woman he loves.
This first NZ "chop-socky" comedy includes many inside jokes and even intentional bad dubbing. All shooting in Wellington area.
Worth a view, but be in sophomoric mode.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: B-
Official MP4 Trailer