What a night! Thank you to everyone that helped to bring this film to the big screen. Thank you to SealinkNZ for hosting the screening at the Civic last night, for the cast and crew, and the hundreds of friends and family that turned up to support us. So grateful.

We are also screening Orphans & Kingdoms as part of the Cinema Italiano Festival NZ

At the Bridgeway Cinema in Takapuna, The Academy in the CBD Auckland, The Monterey in Howick, The Rialto in Tauranga, The Empire in Wellington, The Lighthouse Cuba Wellington, The Lighthouse Petone and The Academy Gold in Christchurch.

4-STAR review in the New Zealand Listener "Hignett-Morgan steals every scene, with his performances swinging between typically mouthy teenager and teary-eyed torturer." "A finely told and fine-looking debut feature that knows exactly when to restrain itself and when to explode."


  • Best Feature Film - Anchorage International Film Festival 2015
  • Best Editor - MOA New Zealand Film Awards 2014
  • Best Cinematography - Las Cruces International Film Festival, New Mexico 2016
  • Best Music - Global Music Awards 2015