action / comedy - 2017
Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws, as they travel the length of New Zealand in a MINI, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in hot pursuit.
"The film is so enjoyable in its absurdity that it’s near impossible to fault...this is a film that refused to be pinned down by a single genre, and is simultaneously moving, hilarious, and gripping as it ups the stakes constantly, to an epic and explosive end”. - Access Reel
“A sleek, kinetic and eye-catching retooling of the 1981 film”, with a story “cleverly updated by writer-director Matt Murphy” - Variety
"More fun than a barrel of monkeys” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Matt Murphy is almost as reckless as the characters in his wonderfully raucous, trans-Tasman road movie. Not only is the film he chose for his directorial debut a remake of a bona fide Kiwi classic, but the original version was helmed by his father, Geoff. Talk about setting yourself up for a critical caning. Murphy Jr, however, has turned what appeared to be an act of career suicide into a creative triumph.” – Daily Telegraph