10-MINUTE SHORT

Pulling Up Stumps by Elinor TeeleThe poignant and humorous tale of two Otago blokes, old ties, and a troublesome stump.

FILM VALUE

  • Gentle humor
  • Kiwi characters & details
  • Minimal cost: 1 setting; 2 actors

COMPS

On a cloudless and dusty day in Central Otago, a man in his 80s enters his shed. His mission? To fix his wife’s aging blender.

His task is interrupted by the arrival of a chatty bloke and a noisome 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.

DEVELOPMENT

The script is written and being vetted by locals. Elinor is working to assemble a South Island team to film the story in Central Otago.

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