This comical short film follows a self-confessed "therapy addict", who has an insatiable need to sit in on self-help meetings where people talk about their problems. Ewen (Jed Brophy, from movies Heavenly Creatures and Blue Moon) reveals his unusual tale to a talk show host (Ginette McDonald), saying he invented stories about phobias and alien encounters as a way to feel accepted. Group Therapy was invited to prestigious French short film festival Clermont-Ferrand. Writer/director Tessa Hoffe went on to direct episodes of BAFTA-nominated BBC series Rocket's Island.
I needed to be around somebody who was very very upset about something.– Ewen Hockney (Jed Brophy) tries to explain how his group therapy addiction began
The Wellington Film Company
Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZ Film Commission