Pulling Up Stumps

10-MINUTE SHORT

Pulling Up Stumps by Elinor TeeleAmidst 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.

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SYNOPSIS

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.

DEVELOPMENT

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.

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