Savage Screening in Greymouth
Inspired by stories from New Zealand’s boys homes and the early history of NZ gangs.
Savage follows Danny (Jake Ryan) across three decades, from the abusive state-run boys’ institutions of the sixties, to the emerging urban gang scene in the seventies where disenfranchised teenagers created their own families on the streets, to the eighties when gangs became more structured, criminal, and violent.
Together the three chapters combine to create a deeper look at a boy who grows up to become the brutal enforcer of a gang; and understand how he got there.
The film will screen from August 27 at the Regent Greymouth.