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The Dark Horse
THE DARK HORSE also features performances from Kirk Torrance, Miriama McDowell. The film is written and directed by James Napier Robertson, inspired by Jim Marbrook’s documentary “Dark Horse”, produced by Tom Hern. Cinematography by Denson Baker, ACS, Edited by Peter Roberts, Production Design by Kim Sinclair, Original Score by Dana Lund, Costume Design by Kristin Seth.
**Winner Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor New Zealand Film and TV Awards**
**Winner Audience Award Seattle Film Festival**
**Winner Audience Award San Francisco Film Festival**
**Winner Audience Award Rotterdam Film Festival**
**Winner Heartland Film Festival “Truly Moving Picture Award” Award***
**Runner-up Audience Award Palm Springs Film Festival**
A former chess prodigy suffers a breakdown, spends years in and out of psychiatric hospitals then finds peace teaching deprived kids how to play chess. Sounds like the recipe for an Oscar-winning Tom Hanks weepy. But this gritty, authentic drama from New Zealand avoids all the usual based-on-an ...