In this "peeping tom rom-com" Toby (Richard Falkner) gets a little carried away stalking the object of his desire — SPCA worker Phoebe (Scarlet Hemingway). His dating guru (Jonny Brugh, who features in this excerpt) isn't much help. The winner of the Make My Movie contest was completed in six months for $100,000. The team had already made successful 48Hours films before proving you don't need a big budget and years of rewrites to create a crowd-pleasing feature. The film won an award at a French festival for Australasian films, and was nominated for six NZ Film Awards, including Best Film, Screenplay and Director.
The team behind How to Meet Girls from A Distance should be applauded for doing the seemingly impossible by making a film in six months, and, even better, for making it genuinely funny.– Reviewer Francesca Rudkin in The NZ Herald, 1 November 2012
Funded as the winning entry in the first Make My Movie project, with funding from The NZ Herald in association with the NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air
Closing credits song 'Marriage' written and performed by The Emersons