Hook, Line & Sinker - 2011
Torchlight Film Productions - 108 min.
UPC - 9341005001779
Cast: Rangimoana Taylor, Geraldine Brophy, Carmel McGlone, KC Kelly, Matthew Chamberlain, Elizabeth McMenamin, Eli Kent, Alan Palmer, Kate Harcourt, Jon Gabites, Allan Henry, Mason Branch.
Screenwriters: Shane Loader, Andrea Bosshard; Camera and Lighting Director: Deane Cronin; Original Music: Plan 9 (David Donaldson, Steve Roche, Janet Roddick); Editing: Annie Collins; Production Designer: Trixie Woodill; Production Manager: Rebecca Moore; Producers: Jeremy Macey, Shane Loader, Andrea Bosshard; Directors: Shane Loader, Andrea Bosshard
PJ is a truckdriver with a workingman's pride in his job. His partner Ronnie, her two kids bordering on adulthood, singing at the local pub and fishing with his best mate Jono, for the backbone of his modest existence. But when he fails a mandatory eye test and loses his driving licence, PJ's life unravels. In the face of his imminent future as a blind man, the ever progmatic Ronnie upscales her wedding dress business with the help of her ambitious older sister Bernadette to become the breadwinner of the family. This very low budget feature, with excellent acting and production values, is a character-driven story of these times shot at various Wellington locations by the same team that produced the very low budget surprise 2008 hit, 'Taking the Waewae Express'. Definately Recommended.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B
Official MP4 Trailer