Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

DEATH ROUND EVERY BEND

DEATH ROUND EVERY BEND

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Historical Drama
Running Time: 12 minutes, 44 seconds
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

A true New Zealand Western story… the infamous ‘Maungatapu Murders’ of 1866 by the Burgess-Kelly Gang. Hiding behind ‘murderers rock’, four hardened Victorian-era criminals waylaid and murdered four unsuspecting travellers on a remote track in the colonial goldfields. Filmed on the track and at the very rock where the events happened, in the hills behind Nelson, New Zealand.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Falvation Films and Northpark Productions
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Burgess – Cameron West
Sullivan – Nick Kemplen
Kelly – Daniel Allan
Levy – Pete Coates
Moller – Phil McArdle
De Pontius – Steve Barr
Matthieu – Kenny Holdaway
Kempthorne – James Mitchell
Dudley – Paul Baker
Ann Fulton – Lily James
Joseph Levestam – Matt Lattin
Hotel Proprietor – Chris Lippiatt
Packhorse - Coast

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Aaron Falvey
Screenwriter: Justin Eade
Producer: Justin Eade, Aaron Falvey, Geoff Sherlock, Barry Sangster
Director of Photography: Daniel Allen
Sound: Peter Blasdale
Editing: Daniel Allen
Sound Editing: Daniel Allen
Music Composer: Michael Vignola

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: History
Language: English
Country of origin: New Zealand
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 12 minutes, 44 seconds
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Colour
Aspect ratio: 2.37:1 (HD file is 1980 x 1080)
Sound format: ACC

AWARDS

Top of the South Film Festival, 2019

Winner – Best Film
Winner – Peoples’ Choice Award
Winner – Best Director, Aaron Falvey
Winner – Best Screenplay, Justin Eade
Winner – Best Actor, Cameron West
Winner – Best Supporting Actor, Pete Coates
Winner – Best Cinematography, Daniel Allen
Winner – Best Editor, Daniel Allen
Winner – Best Score, Michael Vignola

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Top of the South Film Festival.
Nelson, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Motueka, New Zealand.
September and October 2019.

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Aaron is an award-winning director and producer who was born and raised in Blenheim, New Zealand. He’s been passionate about film-making for 30 years since his friend’s parents bought a handy-cam, and he and his friends spent their weekends making short home movies. Ever since then Aaron has been inspired to become a film director. Aaron has directed 17 short films and won international best film awards for both ‘Ascendance (2018) and ‘The Flame’ (2015) which he co-directed with Doug Brooks. He recently directed the short film ‘Death Round Every Bend’, based on the true story of the Maungatapu Murders in 1866. This film won Best Film at the 2019 Top of the South Film Festival and Aaron won Best Diector for the film. Aaron is currently in post-production on his first feature film Northspur, which was shot in November 2019 in Marlborough, New Zealand, written by Death Round Every Bend screenwriter, Justin Eade.