Screened as part of NZIFF 2009

I'm Not Harry Jenson 2009

Directed by James Napier-Robertson

Film noir meets bloody backwoods whodunit in this new digi-thriller from writer/director James Napier-Robertson. With Gareth Reeves, Cameron Rhodes, Ian Mune, Renato Bartolomei, Tom Hern. World Premiere.

102 minutes 35mm

Director, Screenplay, Editor


Tom Hern


Rhys Duncan

Production designer

Andy Smith

Costume designer

Kristin Seth


Peter Hobbs


Gareth Reeves (Stanley)
Renato Bartolomei (Colby)
Ian Mune (Bill)
Jinny Lee Story (Marisa)
Marshall Napier (Tom Darby)
Ilona Rogers
Ben Mitchell
Michelle Langstone
Cameron Rhodes
Rachael Blampied
Tom Hern

World Premiere

SkyCity Theatre, 22 July 2009

Carrying off its low budget with polish and actorly flair, this earnestly lurid digi-thriller makes a bold break from years of TV stardom for writer/director James Napier-Roberston and producer/actor Tom Hern. ‘I know more about killers than they know about themselves,’ boasts Sydney true crime writer Stanley, pen-name Michael White (Gareth Reeves), but too much knowledge of his next subject, serial killer Harry Jenson, is weirding Stanley out. His desperate agent suggests joining a tramping party in NZ to clear his head. How could he guess that he's transplanting his troubled client from urban noir into a bloody backwoods whodunit? The less you know about the motley crew of trampers now, the more point there is in seeing the film to divine their true colours. Cameron Rhodes, Ian Mune and Ilona Rodgers are amongst the familiar faces making distinctive contributions to the cunningly plotted mayhem of terror, suspicion and recrimination. — BG