“A stark and unsettling instant Kiwi classic.”New Zealand Herald
COMING HOME IN THE DARK premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2021 to worldwide critical acclaim and following its New Zealand theatrical release on August 12, the film has continued to garner critical acclaim receiving widespread praise and several 4 and 4 ½ star reviews.
COMING HOME IN THE DARK is confirmed for an Australian nationwide cinema release on September 9. The nail-biting thriller follows a teacher who is forced to confront a secret from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters take his family on a nightmare road-trip.
“….brutal, haunting and excellent storytelling” ★★★★½ Newshub
“a terrific piece of work, as pitiless as it is nuanced. Go see it.” ★★★★½ Stuff
“the best movies stay with you after the credits roll, and I’ve yet to shake this one six months after I first saw it.” ★★★★ New Zealand Herald
Based on a short story written by award-winning New Zealand author Owen Marshall, COMING HOME IN THE DARK’s screenplay was adapted by James Ashcroft and his long-time collaborator, writer Eli Kent (Millie Lies Low). As both director and executive producer, the film is James Ashcroft’s feature film directorial debut. COMING HOME IN THE DARK stars Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Erik Thomson (The Luminaries), Miriama McDowell (Head High) and Matthias Luafutu (Ghost in the Shell).
Following the international critical praise of COMING HOME IN THE DARK, filmmaker James Ashcroft will next co-write and direct Hollywood blockbuster DEVOLUTION for Legendary Pictures, based off the novel by Max Brooks (WORLD WAR Z).
COMING HOME IN THE DARK will release in the following cinemas nationally on 9 September 2021 with Q&A screenings planned for Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.
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