ORPHANS & KINGDOMS

By Paolo ROTONDO

FB PICTURES LIMITED - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

A lonely man is attacked by three desperate kids in his own home. Before dawn comes an unexpected bond has grown between them and they find themselves on the run together.

Festivals
& Awards

Global Music Awards 2014
WINNER "Silver Medal"
NZ Film Awards 2014
WINNER "Best Editing"
All Lights India International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
Lone Star international Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
Anchorage International Film Festival 2015
WINNER "Best Feature Film"
NZ Film Festival China 2016
Official Selection
Cinema Italiano Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
Boston 2016
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paolo ROTONDO
    • Writer(s)
    • Paolo ROTONDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Fraser BROWN (FB Pictures Limited)
    • Synopsis
    • Orphans & Kingdoms is a powerful, moving drama about a wealthy architect, Jeremy (Colin Moy) who returns to his elegant home to find it has been taken over by three fugitive teenagers. In a burst of violence he is knocked unconscious and the three kids find themselves holding him captive. The homeless teenagers are on the run, their only objective is not to be torn apart. The wealthy Island paradise of Waiheke Island is a million miles from their world and this house is the sort of place they have only ever seen TV. Unwittingly they compel Jeremy to face the memory of his own lost son. But first he is forced to confront the explosive violence of 13-year-old Kenae (Calae Hignett Morgan) and the sexual manipulations of his 17-year-old sister, Tibs (Hanelle Harris). Over the course of the night the tables are turned and a tenuous bond begins to grow between them. When dawn comes, so too does the law. Now, the four of them find themselves on the run, together.
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