Following David Farrier & Dylan Reeve’s venture into the world of competitive tickling, Slavko Martinov broods on the distinctly Kiwi world of competitive poultry pageantry in the upcoming Pecking Order.
Martinov follows up his mockumentary Propaganda with flockumentary Pecking Order. Late last year the film was awarded the $75,000 Vista Film Marketing award, giving it something to crow about even before release.
Pecking Order follows members of the 148-year-old Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history (and each other) in their quest for glory. Audiences will be introduced to an endearing and eclectic group of ‘chick fanciers’, each hoping to take away the top prize, including Doug the determined Club President, Rhys the young upstart, Sarah the chicken whisperer, Ian the exacting judge, Mark the voice of reason and Brian the lovable champion. Pecking Order is a hilarious, unique, and heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which is sure to delight and surprise audiences of all ages.
“Equal parts comedy and drama, Pecking Order is a film I am proud of and I hope New Zealanders will be charmed at seeing who will rule the roost,” said Martinov.
“We are delighted to be bringing Pecking Order to New Zealand audiences, and know that they will fall in love with this film as much as we have. It’s destined to become a Kiwi cult classic with its mix of heart, humour and unlikely heroes,” Jill Macnab, GM of Vendetta Films said.
Pecking Order was made with investment by The New Zealand Film Commission. It will hatch in cinemas around NZ mid-2017, distributed across New Zealand and Australia by Vendetta Films.