Published on NZ Herald, Entertainment, DEC 14, 2016
New Zealand is continuing its fine form at Sundance thanks to Flat3 creator Roseanne Liang. Her new short film Do No Harm will premiere at the festival in January. The film is described as a Hong Kong action film set in a hospital. Set in the 1980s, it follows what happens when surgery is interrupted by gangsters.
It stars Chinese actress Marsha Yuan and Tom Hardy’s stunt double Jacob Tomuri.
Liang says she had to pinch herself when she heard the news. It felt “unreal”.
“I’m obviously super stoked to be waving the flag after last year’s stellar Kiwi offerings, and I can’t wait to show off the acting range of our world-class stunt performers.”
The success of her film follows in the path of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Tickled, both of which premiered at Sundance before going on to become international successes.
The festival was created by actor and director Robert Redford, and generally sees a number of prestigious premieres, many of which go on to be Oscar nominees.
Do No Harm will be the opening film of the Midnight Shorts section, which includes other shorts wth such creative titles as F**cking Bunnies and Summer’s Puke is a Winter’s Delight.
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