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JAMES ROLLESTON

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LOWDOWN DIRTY CRIMINALS (2020)
Starring James Rolleston, Samuel Austin, Robbie Magasiva, Rebecca Gibney, Cohen Holloway, Scott Wills, Shane Rangi, Thomas Sainsbury, Grant Roa and Min Kim. Directed by Paul Murphy.

When Freddy loses his job, he and his best buddy Marvin naively conclude a life of crime may lead them to the wealth and standing they desire. But when they mess up their first job, a sequence of hilarious and violent events snowball out of control, leading them to their most intimidating enemy yet, The Upholsterer. The ensuing chaos caused by her two henchmen Semo and Roy on their hunt to find the boys forces them to reconsider their careers as criminals.
THE BREAKER UPPERERS (2018)
Starring Madeleine Sami, Jackie Van Beek, James Rolleston, Cohen Holloway, Rima Te Wiata, Nic Sampson, Kelvin Taylor, Celia Pacquola, Jaquie Brown and Ana Scotney. Directed by Madeleine Sami and Jackie Van Beek.

Two women cynical in love set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.

REVIEWS The Breaker Upperers - Another soon-to-be New Zealand comedy classic

PORK PIE (2017)
Starring Dean O'Gorman, Ashleigh Cummings and James Rolleston. Directed by Matt Murphy.

Jon, a charming but out-of-luck novelist, musters the bravery needed to try and win back the love of his life by surprising her at a friend’s wedding. One problem: he's in Auckland and the wedding is in Wellington. After a failed attempt to make the journey south in his bomby Holden, Jon hitches a ride with Luke, a sparky young dude driving a fancy new (and, unbeknownst to Jon, stolen) yellow MINI Cooper…Soon after, undercover vegan-activist, Keira, climbs through the fast food drive-through window into the MINI bound for Wellington and the Blondini gang of three are formed. As they journey south, the most epic road trip of their lives ensues. To add to Jon's romantic struggles, he and his two new mates become accidental outlaws on-the-run and soon have a frenzy of police and media hot in their pursuit...
THE DARK HORSE (2014)
Starring Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Sia Trokenheim, Andrew Grainger, Xavier Horan, Roseanne Liang, Miriama McDowell, Rachel House and Wayne Hapi. Directed by James Napier.

An inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion, Genesis Potini.
WHINA
Starring Rena Owen, James Rolleston, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Erroll Shand, Jayden Daniels, Miriama McDowell, Richard Te Are, Vinnie Bennett, Sarah Valentine and Wayne Hapi. Directed by James Napier and Paula Whetu Jones.

A love story and drama that explores universal themes of whanau, children, marriage, community and above all love. Love of the land and of people, in equal measure. 'Whina' has obstacles to overcome and historical wrongs to right.
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