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Source: New Zealand Film Commission – Press Release/Statement:
Headline: Audiences Get Their First Look at Kiwi Comedy Gary of the Pacific
Audiences will get their first look at the hilarious new comedy from thedownlowconcept (7 Days, Hounds) today with the release of the trailer for their debut feature film Gary of the Pacific.
Staring Josh Thomson, Megan Stevenson, Dave Fane, Matt Whelan and Dominic Ona-Ariki, as well as new face Taofi Mose-Tuiloma, this brand new kiwi feature film tells the story of struggling real estate agent Gary (Thomson), who becomes the chief of a sinking Pacific Island. Set to release in cinemas nationwide on 16 March, audiences will be guaranteed a heartwarming and hilarious film full of thedownlowconcept’s trademark humour as well as the chance to see a new side of actor and comedian Josh Thomson.
“This film was such an amazing experience for us, especially working with Josh,” say the film’s directors, thedownlowconcept. “We don’t want to give anything away but let’s just say you get to see way more of him than you ever have before.”
Thomson adds, “They made me take my pants off. I think it was just for their own personal amusement because surely no one wants to see that on the big screen.”
Gary of the Pacific will be released in cinemas around New Zealand through Rialto Distribution and was made with investment from the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air. Production partners include ImageZone, Blockhead, Rialto Distribution, Fulcrum Finance and NZME.