One Lane Bridge


Arrival

Episode 1
Monday, April 20, 2020
Written by Pip Hall
Directed by Peter Burger

When a well-known local farmer is found dead at the bottom of Queenstown’s infamous One Lane Bridge, Detective Ariki Davis joins the investigation led by his boss, respected stalwart, Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen Tremaine.

But Ariki inadvertently unlocks his matakite — a supernatural ability akin to second sight that he hasn’t experienced since his youth. Kaleidoscopic images of the dead, ghostly voices and a mystical gecko haunt Ariki at every turn, compromising his ability to do his job.

As the pressure to solve the crime heats up, Māori metaphysics collides with Southern Man scepticism. And while the case twists and turns, one thing is for certain, this death wasn’t the first on the historic Queenstown landmark. And it won’t be the last…

Cast: Dominic Ona-Ariki as Ariki Davis, Joel Tobeck as Stephen Tremaine, Alison Bruce as Lois Tremaine, Aidee Walker as Kate Ryder, Nathalie Morris as Emma Ryder, Sara Wiseman as Jackie Ryder, Jared Turner as Rob Ryder, Peter McCauley as Jack Ryder, Michelle Langstone as Charlotte McCrae, Phil Brown as Mark 'Haggis' McCrae, Phoebe McKellar as Tilly, Alexander Walker as Joe, Dean O'Gorman as Andrew 'Grub' Ryder, Ryan O'Kane as Dermot Braithwaite, Toby Sharpe as Minister of Internal Affairs, Mark Neilson as Pathologist, Mia Blake as Ruby Patterson

Denial

Episode 2
Monday, April 27, 2020
Written by Pip Hall
Directed by Peter Burger

Ariki is in complete denial about the terrifying presence that is invading his life.

Cast: Dominic Ona-Ariki as Ariki Davis, Joel Tobeck as Stephen Tremaine, Alison Bruce as Lois Tremaine, Aidee Walker as Kate Ryder, Nathalie Morris as Emma Ryder, Sara Wiseman as Jackie Ryder, Jared Turner as Rob Ryder, Peter McCauley as Jack Ryder, Michelle Langstone as Charlotte McCrae, Phil Brown as Mark 'Haggis' McCrae, Phoebe McKellar as Tilly, Alexander Walker as Joe, Dean O'Gorman as Andrew 'Grub' Ryder, Ryan O'Kane as Dermot Braithwaite, Mark Neilson as Pathologist

Escape

Episode 3
Monday, May 04, 2020
Written by Pip Hall
Directed by Peter Burger

Ariki makes bad choices in an attempt to escape his demons. Plus, locals deal out some vigilante justice.

Cast: Dominic Ona-Ariki as Ariki Davis, Joel Tobeck as Stephen Tremaine, Alison Bruce as Lois Tremaine, Aidee Walker as Kate Ryder, Nathalie Morris as Emma Ryder, Sara Wiseman as Jackie Ryder, Jared Turner as Rob Ryder, Peter McCauley as Jack Ryder, Michelle Langstone as Charlotte McCrae, Phil Brown as Mark 'Haggis' McCrae, Phoebe McKellar as Tilly, Alexander Walker as Joe, Dean O'Gorman as Andrew 'Grub' Ryder, Ryan O'Kane as Dermot Braithwaite, Mark Neilson as Pathologist, Rachel Nash as Minister

Fall

Episode 4
Monday, May 11, 2020
Written by Pip Hall
Directed by Danny Mulhernon

Ariki has a literal and metaphorical fall from grace. Stood down from work, he finds himself lost in the wilderness. Meanwhile, One Lane Bridge tries to claim another victim.

Cast: Dominic Ona-Ariki as Ariki Davis, Joel Tobeck as Stephen Tremaine, Alison Bruce as Lois Tremaine, Aidee Walker as Kate Ryder, Nathalie Morris as Emma Ryder, Sara Wiseman as Jackie Ryder, Jared Turner as Rob Ryder, Peter McCauley as Jack Ryder, Michelle Langstone as Charlotte McCrae, Phil Brown as Mark 'Haggis' McCrae, Phoebe McKellar as Tilly, Alexander Walker as Joe, Dean O'Gorman as Andrew 'Grub' Ryder, Ryan O'Kane as Dermot Braithwaite, Matt Chamberlain as DI David Preston, Tanya Stone as Youth Hostel Receptionist, Gemma Weston as Dead Kayaker, Franziska Maciej as Annabel Martinez

Acceptance

Episode 5
Monday, May 18, 2020
Written by Pip Hall
Directed by Danny Mulhernon

When Ariki accepts his gift, things finally start fitting into place and his heroics are rewarded when he's reinstated at work. However, has Ariki bitten off more than he can chew?

Cast: Dominic Ona-Ariki as Ariki Davis, Joel Tobeck as Stephen Tremaine, Alison Bruce as Lois Tremaine, Aidee Walker as Kate Ryder, Nathalie Morris as Emma Ryder, Sara Wiseman as Jackie Ryder, Jared Turner as Rob Ryder, Peter McCauley as Jack Ryder, Michelle Langstone as Charlotte McCrae, Phil Brown as Mark 'Haggis' McCrae, Dean O'Gorman as Andrew 'Grub' Ryder, Ryan O'Kane as Dermot Braithwaite, Alexander Littlewood as Medic, Fae Robertson as Maggie

Answers

Episode 6 (finale)
Monday, May 25, 2020
Written by Pip Hall
Directed by Danny Mulhernon

Ariki uncovers the answers, but not the truth as his gift helps him solve the final piece of the puzzle. However, the tension between Ariki and Stephen builds to a deadly climax.

Cast: Dominic Ona-Ariki as Ariki Davis, Joel Tobeck as Stephen Tremaine, Alison Bruce as Lois Tremaine, Aidee Walker as Kate Ryder, Nathalie Morris as Emma Ryder, Sara Wiseman as Jackie Ryder, Jared Turner as Rob Ryder, Peter McCauley as Jack Ryder, Michelle Langstone as Charlotte McCrae, Phil Brown as Mark 'Haggis' McCrae, Dean O'Gorman as Andrew 'Grub' Ryder, Ryan O'Kane as Dermot Braithwaite, Mark Neilson as Pathologist, Mia Blake as Ruby Patterson