The Dark Horse Official Release


Starring an extraordinary NZ cast; Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider and Boy), James Rolleston (Boy) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune), The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and chess champion - Genesis Potini, aka Gen.

The Dark Horse is a heartfelt drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own challenges - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

The Dark Horse is released on July 31st 2014, following its premiere at the 2014 New Zealand International Film Festival.

"The Dark Horse is not to be missed. It's beautifully told, bravely executed, and truly inspiring." - 3News

"... this film is destined to become an instant classic." - Cheese On Toast