Kiwi comedy duo's shock at sell out crowd

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Monday, 12 March 2018, 11:29AM
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami are at SXSW festival to promote The Breaker Upperers. Photo / Twitter
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami are at SXSW festival to promote The Breaker Upperers. Photo / Twitter

Fans were lining up for a sold-out screening of Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek's new film The Breaker Upperers at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

The Twitter account for the film shared a photo of a line stretching down the street outside the Alamo Draft House cinema in Austin.

Sami joked on Twitter: "Ah f***. Can me and Jackie get in?"

Posting on Instagram, van Beek called the premiere "amazing".

An amazing premiere. Very happy!

A post shared by Jackie van Beek (@jackievanbeek) on Mar 10, 2018 at 7:28pm PST

The film has opened to rave reviews at the festival, with writer Tori Preston saying it was "the funniest thing I have seen in ages".

Written and directed by Sami and van Beek, the film boasts a stacked line up of New Zealand talent, including Rima Te Wiata, Rose Matafeo, Teuila Blakely, Angella Dravid and Ana Scotney.

The Breaker Upperers hits New Zealand cinemas on May 3.