DEAD is an independent ghost buddy film made in Auckland, New Zealand in 2018.

It’s due to International Premiere at SXSW in 2019 (fingers crossed). It’s a masterpiece.


Dane ‘Marbles’ Marbeck can see ghosts thanks to his a homemade drug: his late father’s neurological medication mixed with marijuana. His mother is going to sell the family farm, the only link to his happy memories with his dad.

So when Officer Tagg shows up, murdered pursuing a serial killer, offering money if Marbles will help him, Marbles accepts. The unlikely duo of druggie medium and ghost cop struggle to reconcile their differences while they navigate their way through ghouls, perverts, a mysterious hodded figure and an unexpected shot at love.

It becomes clear that they only way Marbles and Tagg will solve the case with their souls intact is if they confront their deepest regrets.



After Chronesthesia (trailer here), we were excited to make another film with all the lessons under our belt.

Rob secured a bit of investment for the shoot, enough to pay some people some money, and he found sponsorship so we could eat and drink coffee.

20.5 days of shooting on the Arri Amira (thanks Metro Film) with some of New Zealand’s most talented actors in beautiful locations, we have the footage of what is soon to be renowned as Aotearoa’s greatest buddy mystery with ghosts.


Updates will come, but for now let’s just rave about our Director of Photography Tammy Williams.



Get in touch if you’d like. We’re gonna be pushing this film pretty hard so any collaborations with promotion would be grand.