Amidst the dust & shadows of a Central Otago woolshed, a grumpy old man is forced to endure the attentions of a mysterious stranger and the humorous tale of an immovable stump.
- Website: pullingupstumps.com
- Based on a true story
- 10 minutes
- Poignant comedy
- Otago setting
- In development with FrameUpMedia & Daughter
- Ian Mune & Mark Mitchinson attached as cast
On a dusty day in Central Otago, a man in his 80s enters his workshop. His mission? To fix his wife’s aging blender.
His task is interrupted by the arrival of a chatty stranger and an irksome rooster.
After several attempts to get rid of distractions, the old man is forced to listen to the tales of his visitor, including the saga of an immovable stump.
Gradually, it becomes clear that the stranger may not be so strange. And the story may have more meaning than first meets the ear.
PULLING UP STUMPS is in development. Elinor is working with Emma Martini of FrameUpMedia and Phillida Perry of Daughter to assemble a South Island team to film the story in the Queenstown area during March 2023.