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Duncan Sarkies is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Néo-Zélandais born on 21 july 1970

Duncan Sarkies

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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 21 july 1970 (52 years)

Duncan Sarkies is a New Zealand screenwriter, playwright, novelist, stand-up comic and short story writer.

Sarkies grew up in the South Island city of Dunedin and is the brother of Robert Sarkies a New Zealand film director who is also a scriptwriter. Sarkies is best known for writing Scarfies, a black comedy-thriller about university students in Dunedin, and New Zealand's sixth-highest-grossing film. He wrote New Fans, the tenth episode of the comedy series Flight of the Conchords.

Sarkies debut novel Two Little Boys was published in March 2008, and is being made into a film (also called Two Little Boys) during 2011.

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Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi
(2 films)
Steve Roche
Steve Roche
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Duncan Sarkies (4 films)

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Actor

What We Do in the Shadows, 1h25
Directed by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Jason Hoyte, Madeleine Sami, Duncan Sarkies
Roles Declan - Werewolf
Rating75% 3.7997053.7997053.7997053.7997053.799705
Four vampires - Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr - share a flat in the Wellington suburb of Te Aro. Although Viago, Vladislav, and Deacon are all several centuries old, they have retained normal human appearances, but the 8,000-year-old Petyr resembles Count Orlok and acts more savagely than the younger vampires. Each night, Viago, Vladislav, and Deacon prowl the streets of Wellington searching for people to kill, but they must stay in the flat during the day to avoid sunlight—which is lethal to vampires—therefore they have not adapted to 21st-century life. Deacon has a human servant (familiar)—Jackie—who runs errands for the vampires, but she is frustrated that Deacon will not turn her into a vampire. Jackie leads her ex-boyfriend Nick to the vampire's flat so they can drink his blood: he escapes before they can kill him, but as he leaves the flat, Petyr attacks him and later turns Nick into a vampire.

Director

Saving Grace, 1h27
Directed by Duncan Sarkies
Genres Drama
Actors Nicola Kawana
Rating59% 2.9641852.9641852.9641852.9641852.964185
Unemployed teenager Grace Cuthberston meets the mysterious Gerald Hutchinson; the two eventually become lovers. Gerald then claims to be Christ, and Grace has to determine whether he is mad and if there is a reason for the coincidences and "miracles" that seem to be happening.

Scriptwriter

Two Little Boys, 1h46
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Bret McKenzie, Filip Berg, Ian Mune
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.8565152.8565152.8565152.8565152.856515
Nige (Bret McKenzie) and Deano (Hamish Blake) are two childhood friends who live in Invercargill in the South Island of New Zealand. However, estrangement has since resulted, because Nige has stopped flatting with Deano over concerns about Nige's self-perceived emotional dependence on his friend, and moved in with a third friend, Gav (Maaka Pohatu). However, Nige inadvertently runs over a Norwegian backpacker with his unreliable Ford Laser and kills him, and enlists the assistance of Deano to conceal the body, although not without ambivalence from Deano due to his 'abandonment' issues after Nige terminated their earlier flatting cohabitation. The film also deals with the consequently bungled and incompetent police investigation into the comedy of errors that produced this chain of events, with humorous consequences.
Scarfies
Scarfies (1999)

Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Willa O'Neill, Taika Waititi
Rating63% 3.1933553.1933553.1933553.1933553.193355
Emma, jeune étudiante de l'université d'Otaga, tombe sur une annonce concernant un logement gratuit. Plutôt fauchée, elle n'hésite pas une seconde à y répondre, et fait la connaissance de Scott, qui a découvert une grande maison abandonnée. Ils sont bientôt rejoints par trois autres étudiants, Nicole, Alex et Graham, et le petit groupe s'installe dans le squat. En visitant la maison, ils découvrent dans la cave un véritable trésor, qu'ils s'empressent de revendre. Ils se font ainsi beaucoup d'argent, qu'ils dépensent aussitôt. C'est alors que le propriétaire des lieux refait surface, bien décidé à reprendre son dû et leur faisant regretter leur insouciance.
Saving Grace, 1h27
Directed by Duncan Sarkies
Genres Drama
Actors Nicola Kawana
Rating59% 2.9641852.9641852.9641852.9641852.964185
Unemployed teenager Grace Cuthberston meets the mysterious Gerald Hutchinson; the two eventually become lovers. Gerald then claims to be Christ, and Grace has to determine whether he is mad and if there is a reason for the coincidences and "miracles" that seem to be happening.