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The Tattooist

'The Tatooist film poster
Directed by Peter Burger
Written by Matthew Grainger
Jonathan King
Starring Jason Behr
Michael Hurst
Nathaniel Lees
Robbie Magasiva
Running time 92 minutes
Country New Zealand
Language English
Budget $5,000,000

The Tattoist is a New Zealand film directed by Peter Burger and starring American actor Jason Behr and New Zealand actors Nathaniel Lees, Michael Hurst and Robbie Magasiva among others. The film is the first in a series of official co-productions between New Zealand and Singapore,[1]and was released on August 30, 2007. [2] Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links Crystal_Clear_app_aktion. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Jason Nathaniel Behr (born December 30, 1973) is an American film and television actor. ... Michael Eric Hurst (born September 20, 1957 in Lancashire, England) is a New Zealand actor, director and writer, mostly on stage and television. ... Nathaniel Lees is a New Zealand born actor of Samoan heritage, best known for his role as Mifune in The Matrix trilogy. ... Robbie Magasiva is a Samoan New Zealand actor who has starred in several films and as a member of the Naked Samoans comedy troupe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... New Zealand Cinema is film made in or about New Zealand. ... Jason Nathaniel Behr (born December 30, 1973) is an American film and television actor. ... Nathaniel Lees is a New Zealand born actor of Samoan heritage, best known for his role as Mifune in The Matrix trilogy. ... Michael Eric Hurst (born September 20, 1957 in Lancashire, England) is a New Zealand actor, director and writer, mostly on stage and television. ... Robbie Magasiva is a Samoan New Zealand actor who has starred in several films and as a member of the Naked Samoans comedy troupe. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Principal photography commenced on September 16, 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand. [3]The film already has guaranteed distribution in Australia and New Zealand through Buena Vista International. At present there is no deal to release the film in North America. // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Buena Vista International is a division of The Walt Disney Company which handles non-U.S. distribution of Disney films. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


The film is described as a supernatural thriller in which American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer (Behr) is a global wanderer who explores ethnic themes in his designs. While he is in New Zealand he unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing. For other uses, see Tattoo (disambiguation). ...


The soundtrack contains music by The Mint Chicks, King Kapisi and Don McGlashan among others. The score is composed by Peter Scholes. The Mint Chicks are an experimental punkrock pop group from Auckland, New Zealand. ... King Kapisi is a Hip Hop artist prominant in the New Zealand/Australasian Hip-Hop music scene. ... Don McGlashan is a New Zealand musician and songwriter who has been a member of bands such as Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, and The Mutton Birds. ...


The film debuted at second place at the New Zealand box office, beaten by The Bourne Ultimatum (film). The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 film based loosely on Robert Ludlums novel of the same name. ...


Cast

Actor Role
Jason Behr Jake Sawyer
Timothy Balme Jake's Father
Michael Hurst Crash
Nathaniel Lees Mr. Perenese
Mia Blake Sina
Robbie Magasiva Alipati
Matthew Ridge Graham
Stuart Devenie Senior Doctor
Jarred Blakiston Young Jake Sawyer

Jason Nathaniel Behr (born December 30, 1973) is an American film and television actor. ... Timothy Guy Balme is a New Zealand actor, best known within New Zealand for his long-running role as Greg Feeney in the television soap-opera Shortland Street. ... Michael Eric Hurst (born September 20, 1957 in Lancashire, England) is a New Zealand actor, director and writer, mostly on stage and television. ... Nathaniel Lees is a New Zealand born actor of Samoan heritage, best known for his role as Mifune in The Matrix trilogy. ... Robbie Magasiva is a Samoan New Zealand actor who has starred in several films and as a member of the Naked Samoans comedy troupe. ... Matthew Ridge is a New Zealand television presenter as well as a former NRL rugby league captain for the Manly Sea Eagles and for the New Zealand rugby league team, as well as an All-Black. ... Stuart Forbes Devenie is a New Zealand actor. ... Jarred Blakiston is a New Zealand-born actor, who is best known for his year-long role, from 2004 to 2005, 2007, in NZs longest running soap, Shortland Street, in the role of Daniel Potts, son of Dr. Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing). ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=200&objectid=10387202
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0817228/releaseinfo
  3. ^ http://app.touchdowntv.com/tdportal/Default.aspx?m12199=2006/10/01&pageId=367&tabId=5

External links

  • Official website of "The Tattooist"
  • Official trailer of "The Tattooist"
  • The Tattoist at the IMDB
  • The Tattooist at Fangoria

 
 

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