Once a local chess-champion, after few years spent in and out of mental institutions, Genesis gets into the home of his brother, Ariki, who is preparing Mana, his son, to become a member of the gang Ariki is in. Needing to find himself a purpose in life, Genesis joins a local chess club for displaced youth and comes up with a crazy idea: he will try to prepare the group to the national chess championship tournament in only six weeks. He will also have to confront his brother, who doesn’t approve that Mana wants to join the chess club.
feature acting / Panorama młodych
James Napier Robertson
Initially an actor, he played leading roles in a number of TV shows, before making a conscious move behind the camera. He directed several short films and in 2009 he made his debut feature, the micro-budget noir-thriller ‘I’m Not Harry Jenson’. ‘The Dark Horse’ is his second feature film.