James Napier Robertson (James William Napier Robertson)
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BiographyWellington, New Zealand
James Napier Robertson was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 24 March, 1982. He started his career as an actor on stage in various Shakespeare productions, before being cast in a number of local TV roles in the early 2000's. He began writing and directing in his early twenties, with the 2007 short film 'Foul Play'. In 2009 he wrote and directed his first feature film 'I'm Not Harry Jenson', which was nominated for Best Feature Film at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards. In 2014 he wrote and directed 'The Dark Horse', starring Cliff Curtis and James Rolleston. Read more... the 2014 New Zealand International Film Festival and was released theatrically on July 31 throughout New Zealand to rave reviews, NZ Herald giving it 5 stars and the National Radio Review calling it "one of the best New Zealand films ever made". It premiered internationally at Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Variety calling it "exceptional..the most deserving cinematic export to emerge from New Zealand in years". It has been scheduled for a 2015 worldwide release.