Two Little Boys premiere

Hamish Blake and Bret McKenzie pose for photographs.
Hamish Blake and Bret McKenzie pose for photographs.
Hamish Blake chats with fans.
Hamish Blake chats with fans.
The Wellington Ukelele Orchestra perform by the the red carpet.
The Wellington Ukelele Orchestra perform by the the red carpet.
Bret McKenzie signs autographs.
Bret McKenzie signs autographs.
Bret feels a little inadequate with his sign.
Bret feels a little inadequate with his sign.
Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt and other southern dignitaries arrive.
Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt and other southern dignitaries arrive.
Bret McKenzie at the premiere.
Bret McKenzie at the premiere.
Hamish Blake shares a laugh.
Hamish Blake shares a laugh.
Stars Hamish Blake, left, and Bret McKenzie arrive chilly but in good spirits
Stars Hamish Blake, left, and Bret McKenzie arrive chilly but in good spirits
Bret McKenzie on the red carpet.
Bret McKenzie on the red carpet.
Students line up for Jimmy's pies.
Students line up for Jimmy's pies.
Hamish Blake arrives.
Hamish Blake arrives.
Daniel Monteath and his mullet.
Daniel Monteath and his mullet.
Waiting for the stars to arrive.
Waiting for the stars to arrive.
The red carpet the the Two Little Boys premiere.
The red carpet the the Two Little Boys premiere.
Two young fans who hope to meet stars Bret McKenzie and Hamish Blake.
Two young fans who hope to meet stars Bret McKenzie and Hamish Blake.
The first arrivals on the red carpet.
The first arrivals on the red carpet.
Mia Nelson is confident she has the best mullet in town and hopes to win entry to the premier.
Mia Nelson is confident she has the best mullet in town and hopes to win entry to the premier.
Katherine Robertson 15 and Kendal Cosgrove 15 wait to express their love for Hamish.
Katherine Robertson 15 and Kendal Cosgrove 15 wait to express their love for Hamish.
Electricians light up the red carpet.
Electricians light up the red carpet.
The red carpet is ready to welcome stars and fans of Two Little Boys.
The red carpet is ready to welcome stars and fans of Two Little Boys.
Two Little Boys cast members Maaka Pohatu and Bret McKenzie in Invercargill today.
Two Little Boys cast members Maaka Pohatu and Bret McKenzie in Invercargill today.

7.42: Everyone on stage is as excited as the audience. A massive round of applause erupts for Invercargill's can-do attitude.

The red velvet curtain is up and the movie has started. Check back in later for our verdict.

7.40: Before the film starts there are speeches from producer Vicky Pope, director Robert Sarkies and writer Duncan Sarkies, along with Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

Speeches before the film's screening.
Speeches before the film's screening.

7.30: The festivities have now moved inside at the premiere.

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt and the movie's producer and direcor are welcoming guests.

7pm: Fans have created signs for their favourite actors from the movie but there could be some sign envy for Bret McKenzie.

McKenzie is possibly feeling a little deflated given the fact his pen-drawn sign is simply his name scrawled on a small piece of paper while Hamish Blake has been treated to a large, colourful specimen.

6.45: Mayor Tim Shadbolt and other southern dignitaries have arrived at last.

6.40: The stars are being mobbed by fans inside the theatre.

6.30: Students are lining up for a taste of that southern delicacy, Jimmy's pies, at the premiere. Stars Hamish Blake and Bret McKenzie have both arrived and are chilly but in good spirits

6.25: Aussie actor Hamish Blake, one of the stars of the movie, has arrived.

6.15: The media is getting excited and cold waiting for the stars to arrive. Daniel Monteath and his mullet have been sighted on the red carpet but as yet no big wigs.

6.10: A warm welcome awaits guests inside. But big crowds outside still missing.

6pm: The function at the Civic Theatre is filling up, with people dressed in their glad rags enjoying drinks and nibbles, and behind the scenes photos from making the film.

5.46: First arrivals roll down the red carpet just as drops of rain fall. At least it's not snowing.

5.45: Flicking the switch, the electricians have lit up the red carpet. Weather holding although bit chilly.

5.40: Hamish Blake spotted in the vicinity looking casual but anticipating a great night.

The red carpet is out but only a few hardy souls have gathered at the Civic Theatre as the premiere for Two Little Boys nears.

Sound engineers are getting into the kiwi spirit by playing Slice of Heaven, and a stage has been set up for the DJ and the best mullet competition.

Media are also braving the inclement weather.

The mullet competition and DJ are due to start at 5.30pm, weather depending.

A few eager people have started to walk the red carpet.

Stars of the movie are expected to start arriving soon and we will be following the evening live online. Check back here regularly for updates.

The Southland Times