Pulling Up Stumps

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 comedy
  • Central Otago details
  • Low budget: 1 setting; 2 actors
  • Eligible for NZ Film Festivals
  • Roles for Kiwi actors in their 60s and 80s
  • Access to local resources

COMPS

SYNOPSIS

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

His task is interrupted by the arrival of a chatty stranger 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.

Gradually, it becomes clear that the stranger may not be so strange. And the story may have more meaning than first meets the ear.

DEVELOPMENT

PULLING UP STUMPS is in development. Elinor is working to assemble a South Island team to film the story in Central Otago. The script, Pitch Deck, and Mood Board are available for investors to review.

CONTACT ELINOR TO DISCUSS THE PROJECT