Josh has served his hometown of Gisborne as a local policeman for 6 years. His experience in the police force has helped him bring understanding, passion and intensity to his role as Logan. Josh and his wife Mel have four kids and own a local fish and chip shop where they serve their famous “all sauce chips”, definitely worth trying if you are in the area!
Wayne made his feature film debut as Ariki in the New Zealand film The Dark Horse. He is an accomplished musician and spends much of his time assisting initiatives to help the homeless and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds rehabilitate into the community. If you are lucky you may catch Wayne busking in Auckland City CBD.
Jol is a trained and passionate drama teacher at Campion College in Gisborne where he lives with his wife Bridget and two children. Jol has enjoyed creating a number of short films for the ’48 Hour Film Festival’ and has really enjoyed the challenge of bringing the character of Murphy to life.
Ruby is a lady of many talents. Aside from her hobbies of acting and singing, she has currently just completed a Bachelor Laws at the University of Auckland. She also served as a member of PILSA (Pacific Island Law Students Association) dedicated to advancing the issues surrounding Pacific Island people and the law. She lives in Auckland with her husband Paul.
Lops drives cranes throughout the day, however, his real skill comes when he picks up a guitar. Lops loves to perform music and has written a number of reggae style songs that describe and speak about his fascinating journey. This is Lops’ film debut and he loved being on set. He’s always keen for a good laugh, livening up any situation.
Brian is best known for being the friendly voice of a breakfast host on Radio 531pi bringing daily news, views and interviews, along with some great Pacific Island music. As well as having extensive experience in radio, Brian is an outstanding public speaker and MC hosting many large events. Brian is also a graduate of the UNITEC School of Performing and Screen Arts (2003). He has a beautiful and talented family who also shared this movie experience with us, his son Caleb notably playing the character of Josh.
Katy is a seasoned actress best known for her role in “ Playschool”, a treasured New Zealand children’s programme. An experienced writer, director and producer she has a talent for recognising and bringing out the potential in others. Katy has three adult sons and lives on the North Shore of Auckland with her husband Alex.
Caleb has enjoyed featuring in number of television commercials, feature film roles and modelling gigs. Notably he played a a supporting role in the New Zealand Feature Film “Born To Dance” and has appeared in Taika Waititi’s classic, “Supercity”.
Caleb is a talented hip hop and Tongan/ Cook Island dancer and in his spare time enjoys playing rugby and skateboarding.
Lance is a pastor at House of Breakthrough church who cares very deeply about the Gisborne community and that is why he agreed to be a part of this project… a bit of a reluctant hero, Lance stepped right out of his comfort zone to play Stone and really surprised himself.
Corinth is a talented Gisborne local who aspires to study further in the performance arts. Her experience is mainly in stage performance, where she has lead a number of teams to create moving, dramatic pieces. This is her first appearance on screen and she is excited to see where this leads. Corinth has a gorgeous baby daughter and makes a great seafood chowder.
Roman is a technician by trade but now drives trucks in Melbourne. He really enjoyed bringing the foreboding character of Reaper to screen. Those “big hits” that you see are authentic as Roman is currently training as a fighter and has worked his way up to receive a purple belt in Brazilian Ju Jitzu.
Roman also likes to write and is currently working on his own screen play.
Albert Nepia is a Gisborne local and single dad of five children. Albert is passionate about providing young people with the opportunity to follow their interests and passions, actively assisting local initiatives to help young people engage in sporting and creative pursuits. Albert has a background in production so coming out from behind the camera has been a challenge Albert has really enjoyed.
Josh is a talented young Gisborne local who was inspired to, not only take on a role in Broken the movie, but assist with production behind the scenes.
Josh was integral in finding local extras and talent and making sure it was easy from them to come and be involved with this opportunity.
When he isn’t at work Josh can be found writing music and bringing local talent together to perform. He goes by the performer name “ Kwick” and his material can be found over Facebook and YouTube.