Gary of the Pacific
When struggling real-estate agent Gary Vasisi is called back to his homeland in the Pacific he’s handed a great opportunity - the chance to take his dying father’s crown and become Chief of an island that is rapidly sinking into the ocean. With a treasury and a tropical paradise to his name, Gary hopes to give his girlfriend Chloe the wedding she wants, and finally attain the success he’s yearned for. Even if it is at the expense of his people.
Gary of the Pacific was written for long time downlowconcept collaborator and muse, Josh Thomson, as a vehicle for Thomson’s dead-pan comedy. The film also stars American actress Megan Stevenson, from the Comedy Central show Review, as well as beloved New Zealand actors Dave Fane (Sione's Wedding) and Matt Whelan (Go Girls). It’s a debut feature for thedownlowconcept, known for their scripted comedy series Hounds, which won Best Comedy at the New Zealand TV Awards (The New Zealand Herald called it the best Kiwi comedy ever!), and their critically lauded news panel show 7 Days.
2017: Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase
Filmed on: Arri Alexa, 4k, finished to 2k Original Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Sound Format: 5.1 Surround