The Dead Lands

de Toa Fraser


After seeing his family slaughtered, Hongi must cross the Dead Lands, an area supposedly inhabited by evil spirits. There he meets a warrior who’ll become his mentor and with whom he’ll set out to avenge his loved ones. The Maori warrior culture provides the basis for The Dead Lands, the first film to display the technique of Mau Rakau martial arts in all its splendor.


Toa Fraser

Originally from the United Kingdom, he debuted with Naming Number Two (06). He also directed Dean Spanley (08), Giselle (13) and The Dead Lands. He’s currently wrapped up in shooting his new film, 6 Days.

Technical information

NEW ZELAND / UNITED KINGDOM, 2014DirectorToa FraserProducersMatthew Metcalfe, Glenn StandringScreenplayGlenn StandringCinematographyLeon NarbeyCastJames Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare

Edition: 2015
Section: Panorama Fantàstic
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