Genesis Potini was definitely one of the most interesting persons out of the chess lore.
The story of Potini was a chess advisor to children who led a local New Zealand chess club to many tournaments and championships. However, he faced many adversities, including family issues with a violent gang and controlling his bipolar disorder.
Director James Napier Robertson brought his story to THE DARK HORSE on to the big screen in this inspirational and emotionally driven drama about the late and lovable chess advisor from New Zealand.
The film stars Cliff Curtis (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) in one of his best dramatic performances of his career.
Latino-Review sat down with Robertson at a press day this week. We talked about in-depth about Genesis Potini, issues in his life and placing Curtis in one of the toughest roles of his career.
THE DARK HORSE will be in theaters for limited release tomorrow.
Watch the video interview below.