After overhearing a parental argument which shows no signs of ending, a young boy (Nico Mu) decides to wander out onto the streets. Soon he is caught up in the K Road nightlife, clutching his sushi. Then a chance meeting with a talkative homeless woman (Verity George) and her dog offers him a new perspective. Inspired by an old woman who gave out mussel fritters to bus drivers, writer/director Karyn Childs set out with this short film to show K Road as a place where people of many backgrounds can feel they belong. Fritters was one of ten K' Rd Stories made in 2015.
The idea for Fritters came from a colourful old lady I once knew. She had a bus stop directly outside her house and would make mussel fritters for the passing bus drivers. She made many friends this way and it gave her a sense of connection and community.– Writer/director Karyn Childs