Hopeless - 2000
Kahukura Productions - 81 min.
Cast: Phil Pinner, Mia Taumaepeau, Adam Gardiner, Scott Wills, Erica Lowe,
Anthony Johnston, Lydia Harris, Sally Stockwell.
Screenplay: Stephen Hickey, Sean Molloy; Director of Photography: Simon Riera;
Editor: Andrew Brettell, Guy Cottrell, Jonathan Woodford-Robinson;
Sound: Sam Negri; Producer: Larry Parr; Director: Stephen Hickey.
This romantic comedy concerns likeable, but neurotic Ben who fantasizes about love,
while he is attracted to MaryAnn, pursued by Trish and occationally bumps into his ex,
Wendy. Actually he really wants Aleo, a Brazilian exchange student, who he thinks fills
all his fantasies. A commendable effort, given the very low ($200,000nz) budget. Worth
a view, although some references may be lost by non-New Zealanders. Filmed around Wellington.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: C+
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