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Trailer Unveiled for The Breaker Upperers



The star-studded trailer for Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami’s feature film The Breaker Upperers has been released today ahead of the movie’s world premiere at SXSW Festival in Austin next month. The hilarious modern comedy follows two best friends who run a business breaking-up couples for cash.

Opening in New Zealand cinemas on May 3rd, The Breaker Upperers is written and directed by its lead-actors Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami. The film welcomes James Rolleston (Boy and Pork Pie) back to the big screen and features a host of local talent including Rima Te Wiata (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Teuila Blakely (Filthy Rich), Rose Matafeo (Funny Girls), Jaquie Brown (The Jaquie Brown Diaries), Angella Dravid (Billy T winner), Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Oscar Kightley (Sione’s Wedding) and Australian Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven).

Carthew Neal (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Tickled), Ainsley Gardiner (Boy, Eagle v Shark) and Georgina Conder (Free in Deed, Consent) have produced the film under the Piki and Miss Conception Films banner with Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Thor: Ragnarok) an executive producer.

The Breaker Upperers was made by Piki Films and Miss Conception Films in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Wallace Productions Limited and Department of Post Limited. The film will be co-distributed in New Zealand by Madman NZ Limited and Piki Films Limited and in Australia by Madman Entertainment Pty Limited.

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