Hanway Films

Black Sheep


Black Sheep

The New Zealand Film Commission Collection


Jonathan King

Nathan Meister
Peter Feeney
Oliver Driver

Philippa Campbell


An irreverent thrill ride into the dark heart of rural New Zealand that charts a battle between the forces of science and the guardians of nature, Jonathan King’s debut feature is a high-spirited take on the question that has puzzled New Zealand for over one hundred years. Are we forever to be known as a small isolated nation dominated by sheep? It is, as King says, “the New Zealand story that had to be told.”

English | 2006 | 87 mins