Amidst the dust & shadows of a Central Otago woolshed, a grumpy old man is obliged to listen to a humorous tale from a meddlesome stranger.
- Website: pullingupstumps.com
- Written & directed by Elinor Teele
- Starring Ian Mune & Mark Mitchinson
- Based on a true story
- 13 minutes
- Poignant comedy
- Otago setting
- Completed in 2023 with Emma Martini of FrameUpMedia & Phillida Perry of Perrys Road
On a dusty day in Central Otago, a man in his 80s enters his workshop. His mission? To fix a broken kitchen appliance.
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 complete and being entered into film festivals. Elinor collaborated with co-producers Emma Martini of FrameUpMedia & Phillida Perry of Perrys Road—as well as local Otago crew—to film the story in the Tāhuna/Queenstown area during March 2023.