25 Sep 2020

Friday 25 September 2020

King's College student, Lotima Pome'e (Year 10, Averill), stars in the new local film, 'Savage', out now in cinemas.

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Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand street gangs in the 1990s, 'Savage' follows the journey of Danny from a boy to a brutal enforcer for a gang.

Write and director, Sam Kelly, comments that the film sheds light on the harsh realities of New Zealand gang life and provides a raw, unromanticised, view on the extent of brutality which one faces in such an environment.

Lotima plays the role of Danny's best friend, Moses, in his childhood years, preluding the duo's lives as full-fledged gang members.

In addition to his work in film, Lotima is also an accomplished musician, releasing music under the stage name 'General Fiyah'.

At 15, Lotima has already made his mark on the New Zealand music scene, winning Best Music Video, Best Song and People's Choice awards at the 2018 Pacific Music Awards for his song, Here to Stay.

The College congratulates Lotima on his remarkable achievements and looks forward to seeing his next steps.

See below for the 'Savage' movie trailer.