Out of the Blue 15 years old

The true story of a small town massacre

Out of the Blue

Ordinary people find extraordinary courage in the face of madness. On 13–14 November 1990 that madness came to Aramoana, a small New Zealand seaside town, in the form of a lone gunman with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle. As he stalked his victims the terrified and confused residents were trapped for 24 hours while a handful of under-resourced and under-armed local policemen risked their lives trying to find him and save the survivors. Based on true events.


Out of the Blue Cast

Name Character
Karl Urban He was 34, now 50 years old as Nick Harvey
William Kircher He was 48, now 64 years old as Stu Guthrie
Fayth Rasmussen as Stacey Percy
Lois Lawn as Helen Dickson
Tandi Wright She was 36, now 52 years old as Julie-Anne Bryson
Timothy Bartlett He was 56, now 72 years old as Jimmy Dickson
Georgia Fabish She was 12, now 28 years old as Chiquita Holden
Matthew Sunderland as David Gray
Richard Knowles as Rene Aarsen
Simon Ferry He was 18, now 34 years old as Garry Holden
Michael Whalley He was 52, 54 years old when he died as Darren Gibbs
Brenda Kendall She was 57, now 73 years old as Garry Holden's Mother
Nick Duval-Smith as Brian Wilson
Baxter Cannell as Dion Percy
Fatu Ioane as Aleki Tali
Thomas Lee-Batley as Leo Wilson
Dave Dudfield as AOS / ATS Officer
Tony Bishop He was 17, now 33 years old as Ross Percy
Paul Glover He was 59, now 75 years old as Paul Knox
Ryan O'Kane He was 24, now 39 years old as Darren Buist
Bruce Phillips He was 77, now 93 years old as Chris Cole
Natalie Ellis as Dorothy Crimp
Murray Davidson He was 18, now 34 years old as Bank Manager

Out of the Blue Crew

Name Department
Philip Ivey as Production Design. He was 37 (now 53) years old Art
Timothy White as Producer. Production
Robert Sarkies as Director. He was 39 (now 55) years old Directing
Robert Sarkies as Author. He was 39 (now 55) years old Writing
Bill O'Brien as Author. Writing
Graeme Tetley as Author. Writing
Steven O'Meagher as Producer. Production
Victoria Kelly as Original Music Composer. Sound
Greig Fraser as Director of Photography. He was 31 (now 46) years old Camera
David Kolff as Art Direction. Art
Ken Turner as Art Direction. He was 62 (now 78) years old Art
Lesley Burkes-Harding as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Rachael Bullock as Casting. Production
Annie Collins as Editor. She was 53 (now 69) years old Editing
Augie Davis as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
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Out of the Blue (15 years)

The true story of a small town massacre

  • Release day: Thursday, October 12, 2006
  • Runtime: 103 minutes