Jack Brown Genius

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Jack Brown Genius
DVD cover
Directed by Tony Hiles
Produced by Peter Jackson
Jim Booth
Written by Tony Hiles
Peter Jackson
Frances Walsh
Starring Timothy Balme
Nicola Murphy
Marton Csokas
Stuart Devenie
Edward Campbell
Lisa Chappell
Music by Michelle Scullion
Cinematography Allen Guilford
Edited by Jamie Selkirk
Distributed by Senator Film
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release date
11 July 1996
Running time
85 min.
Country New Zealand
Language English

Jack Brown Genius is a New Zealand romantic comedy fantasy film directed by Tony Hiles, produced by Peter Jackson and written by both with Jackson's wife Fran Walsh. Actor Tim Balme, who had earlier starred in Jackson's movie Braindead, plays the title role.


The brain of inventor Jack Brown is possessed by the soul of a medieval monk who thinks he knows the secret of how to fly.


The film won three awards at the 1996 New Zealand Film and Television Awards:[1]

  • Best Actor (Tim Balme)
  • Best Director (Tony Hiles)
  • Best Film Score (Michelle Scullion)

It was also nominated for the best Film award at Fantasporto

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