Cast: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Xavier Horan, Miriama McDowell, Baz Te Hira, Wayne Hapi
Director: James Napier Robertson
Synopsis: Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider and Boy), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune) The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and Chess champion – Genesis Potini (Gen). The Dark Horse is a provocative, emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community. It is a film about two lost souls finding the strength to carry on through each other's company – believing in themselves; even if no one else does.