Two Little Boys
Set in Invercargill, New Zealand in the early 1990’s, the film follows Nige and his best mate Deano’s riotous misadventures as they struggle with their imploding long-term friendship which has been under pressure by an unfortunate accident involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat, and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star. Nige chucks the dead body in a nearby road works hole and runs to Deano for help. Trouble is, Deano’s not really the guy you should turn to in a crisis….
Two Little Boys stars Hamish Blake from Hamish and Andy and Bret McKenzie from New Zealand’s acclaimed Flight of the Conchords. It is the second feature film from writing team Robert and Duncan Sarkies, following their debut feature Scarfies which premiered in competition at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2000 and was a NZ cult-hit, securing over $1 million at the local box office on its release.
The film is based on Duncan Sarkies’ first novel of the same name and was adapted by the brothers for screen over a 3-year period in Wellington. Initially conceived as a film concept, the idea was then developed into the novel by Duncan and published by Penguin in 2008, before it finding its most recent incarnation as a feature film.
The film was shot in Invercargill and the Catlins in 2011. The story of the book was initially set in Dunedin, but during the financing process the production found a new home in Invercargill so the film was re-imagined into a Southland setting.